The ten largest dog breeds in the world
In the past, large size and strength were often the desired factors for breeding. These factors make them protectors and guards for people and establishment, as well as helping in hunting. There is no global weight that is officially used to classify a dog as giant dog breeds. However; some groups define giant breeds as heavier than 45 kg. Yet, despite their large bodies, most of the larger dog breeds are nice and peaceful which make them family pets.
Although their weights and lengths can vary greatly, some breeds are fat and heavy, while others are thin and lean. The heaviest dog in St. Bernard, whose name is Benedict. It weighs 166 kg.
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10 – Caucasian Shepherd Dog
It is very popular in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and the North Caucasus region. The Caucasian shepherd is strong and muscular. It measures 70 cm for females and 75cm for males. These dogs cannot be carried.
9 – English Mastiff
It is one of the largest dog breeds in the world, especially in terms of body weight.
The first mention of these massive dogs dates back to the early 6th century BC.
During the Roman invasion of England, the loyalty and power of the Mastiff impressed Caesar.
The ideal male weighs up to 250 pounds (113 kg), but the heaviest dog recorded a 343-pound (156 kg) which is called “Zorba” the world’s largest and heaviest dog at the time.