Top 10 Extremely Muscular Dog Breeds

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All breeds of pooches have their own special features which make them uniquely special and puptastically adorable. That's why we love them. Some are small and dainty, others are the complete opposite and are great big beautiful beasties with lots of muscle. There are even some which have more brawn than brain, but still make incredibly loving pets. It's true, the larger than life, heavyweight breeds of the canine world really do make pawsome fur buddies. Do some breeds have more muscle than others? They certainly do. Check out these top extremely muscular breeds to find out which ones.

American Pit Bull

The American Pit Bull is an extremely muscular breed of pup. They have hugely broad chests that could make even Arnold Schwarzenegger jealous. They don't need to work out to get theirs though; it just comes naturally. While they are called Bully for short, these pawsome pups are gentle giants.

Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a pooch that could easily compete on the stage of a world-class bodybuilding competition. The Dogo's extreme musculation is accentuated by their short white fur. Believe it; these pups are really ripped! They might not have a six-pack, but they've sure got plenty of muscle.


The Rottweiler is a massive canine mound of extreme muscles. From the top of their broad heads down to the tip of their stumpy tail, these pups might look like bruisers, but they're just great big softies at heart. These  beauties are broad chested enough to make puptastic quarterbacks!
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Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher is an extremely muscular pup, and their shiny black and tan coat really shows off those pawsome muscles to perfection. Most of their muscle is concentrated in the powerful front half of their body, so they can be difficult to handle when leashed if not trained properly.

Cane Corso

What a Cane Corso breed pup lacks in stature, they make up for in muscle. These pawrific pups were originally bred for protection, and they serve the purpose well. They're strong bodied and pretty strong-minded too, but that doesn't mean they don't make loyal and loving fur buddies, they do!

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a puptastic fur buddy which just ripples with muscle. Lean and sturdy, these extremely muscular canines from Africa were bred for protection from lions. That takes more than muscle, it takes courage too, and these furrific pups have plenty of that. They are indeed amazing pooches.


The Boxer is a dog breed with extreme muscle. In fact, they are powerhouses on four legs. They are strong, but with have an incredibly gentle nature which makes them great with kids. Their muscly chest tapers down to a leaner rear end giving them a solid and sturdy look.


The Kangal is a muscular breed of Turkish mastiff bred to protect flocks of livestock from predators like bears and wolves. That takes some pawsome muscle! Their thick fur hides a lot of their strength and makes them look like big softies which, when they're kept as pets, they are.

Ca de Bou

The Presa Mallorquin, or Ca de Bou, is a breed of dog from Spain which is a mass of extreme muscle. They have large heads which sit on their puptastically strong shoulders and stocky bodies supported by short legs. With distinctive black muzzles and soulful eyes, these are beautiful pups.

Bully Kutta

The Bully Kutta is one well muscled pup. Originating from Pakistan, these dogs have been primarily used for guarding livestock and property. They're wooftastic at their job too. These pups can weigh up to two-hundred pounds and have loose wrinkly skin covered with short fur. lean machines, the Bully Kutta is a force to be reckoned with!