10 giant dog breeds

Males are usually taller than 31 inches, but the Kennel Club breed standard simply states that "size is desired but only if matched with excellence."

1. Mastiff (English)

Irish Wolfhounds are giants at 83cm. Wolfhounds are tall and broad, unlike other sighthounds. Captain Graham restored the Irish Wolfhound in the 19th century utilizing

2. Irish Wolfhound

When you say "giant breed," most people think of the St. Bernard. These are massive dogs, averaging 80cm tall and weighing 70–90kg. Their name derives from a mountaintop Swiss

3. Saint Bernard

4. Newfoundland

Another popular large breed, Newfoundlands (Newfies) adore water. Puppies first show this love by trying to get in their water dishes or tipping them up to wallow in the puddle!

The French Mastiff, or Dogue de Bordeaux, is a smaller enormous breed. This Molossor breed is known for its reddish fawn color and smiling, wrinkled face!

5. Dogue de Bordeaux

With their reddish gold color and distinctive black mask, Leonbergers resemble lions. The Leonberger was bred from St. Bernards, Newfoundlands.

6. Leonberger

The Central Anatolian Plateau's large livestock guardian and droving breed was developed to defend livestock from predators and help villagers move cattle.

7. Anatolian Shepherd

While slow to react, the massive Neapolitan Mastiff is remarkably quiet and intelligent. They like to deliberate!

8. Neapolitan Mastiff

Great Danes can reach any height, but at 18 months, females must be 71cm and dogs 76cm.

9. Great Dane

Deerhounds average 76cm tall and 42kg, with females being smaller and lighter and males taller and heavier.

10. Deerhound

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