Top 10 Biggest Dog Breeds In The World

According to American Kennel Club, 2020 Most Popular Dog Breeds the top 3 dog breeds are large dog breeds. Such as Retriever (Labrador), German Shepherd, Retriever (Golden). Most people are still enjoying having large dog breeds. Although it might seem overwhelming, some of them are incredibly friendly, intelligent, and playful!

Things to take notes are, large dog breeds required plenty of exercise and space to run around. Most of them are high energy levels, if you are a runner or jogger this type of dog breeds suitable for you. 

Here are the Top 10 Biggest Dog Breeds In The World you might not know they exist.

Scottish deerhound

10. Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish deerhound is a hound group breed, that commonly use for dog hunting to follow traits and easily chasing down its prey. This breed originated from Scotland. It has tall skinny leg and can stand as tall as 30-32 inches and weight 85-110 pounds. Deerhound can reach as fast as 35mph of speed.

This dog might look tall and bulky, but they have a good temperament gentle, dignified, and polite. It’s also suitable for a family dog.

Origin: Scotland

Temperament: Gentle, Dignified, Polite

Height: 30-32 inches

Weight: 85-110 pounds

Life Expectancy: 8-11 years


9. Newfoundland

The Newfoundland is a working dog breed that originated from Newfoundland. This breed was a good helper in helping fisherman pulling nets, carts or fetch anything that falls from a ship into the water in the old time. Newfoundland has a fluffy coat with sweet, patient, and devoted temperament. Unlike much larger breeds, they are quite resistant to water due to their thick double coat that keeps them warm.

Origin: Newfoundland

Temperament: Sweet, Patient, Devoted

Height: 28 inches

Weight: 130-150 pounds

Life Expectancy: 9-10 years

Saint Bernard

8. Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard and Newfoundland are the same working dog breed. But this breed originated from Switzerland. If you watching Disney cartoon, often found that it’s a rescue dog character. In reality, they do use as rescue dogs on the mountain.

Saint Bernard can weigh anywhere from 140 -180 pounds and have a height of 28 – 30 inches, which consider a large dog breed. These dogs are suitable for family pets as they are gentle, friendly, charming, and playful.

Origin: Switzerland

Temperament: Playful, Charming, Inquisitive

Height: 28-30 inches

Weight: 140-180 pounds

Life Expectancy: 8-10 years

Great Pyrenees

7. Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees dogs originated from France and are categorized as a working dog group. This is because it works as watchdogs since 3000 B.C to chase and protect livestock. This large dog breed is very smart easy to train, gentle, and loyal.

Great Pyrenees have a weather-resistant double-coat which consists of an undercoat (keep them cooler in summer and warm in winter), and an outer coat. This dog also has great hearing and able to detect intruders which very protective for the family as a pet.

Origin: France

Temperament: Smart, Patient, Calm

Height: 27-32 inches

Weight: 100 pounds & up

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years


6. Leonberger

The Leonberger originated from Germany and has a lion-like appearance. But inside of them are friendly, gentle, and playful temperament. Leonberger stand with  heigh of  28–31.5 inches, weight 110-170 pounds and very muscular make them look bulky.

This breed also has a water-resistant double coat which makes them a working dog in the old times. They do shed a lot and required regular brushing of their coat. If you are allergic to fur this breed not suitable as a pet.

Origin: Germany

Temperament: Friendly, Gentle, Playful

Height: 28-31.5 inches

Weight: 110-170 pounds

Life Expectancy: 9 years

Great Dane

5. Great Dane

Did you know which dog breeds are the tallest dog in the world? It is Great Danes, they can reach up to 32 inches of height and have a massive weight of 175 pounds. It breaks a Guinness Book of World records and entitled as tallest dog in 2012.

This dog originated from Germany as used as a hunting dog back in 3000 BC. Great Dane might look muscular, bulky with fierce looks but they are friendly, patient, loyal, and dependable. Which can be good for indoor and outdoor pets.

Origin: Germany

Temperament: Friendly, Patient, Dependable

Height: 30-32 inches

Weight: 140-175 pounds

Life Expectancy: 7-10 years

Irish Wolfhound

4. Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound originated from Ireland and it is the tallest dog among the Sighthound breed. This breed can stand a height of 32 inches and a weight of 120 pounds. They are used as hunting dogs, moving livestock in the old time.

If you looking for a guard dog, then Irish Wolfhound not a suitable choice for you. They failed as guard dogs because this dog does not suspicious to strangers, aggressive, or bark at intruders. But they are lovely, calm, courageous, and dignified.

Origin: Ireland

Temperament: Courageous, Dignified, Calm

Height: 32 inches

Weight: 120 pounds

Life Expectancy: 6-8 years

Doberman Pinscher

3. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher originated from Germany and is a large dog breed in the working group. These dogs used as working dogs such as police dogs, watchdogs, and guard dogs. They can reach up to 28 inches of height and 100 pounds of weight.

Doberman Pinscher is low maintenance due to short hair and has a healthy coat. If you are a runner, Doberman Pinscher is highly recommended as these dogs need a certain amount of exercise. They are loyal, fearless, alert and they can run at the speed of 32 mph. Doberman Pinscher has an average lifespan of 10-12 years.

Origin: Germany

Temperament: Loyal, Fearless, Alert

Height: 26-28 inches

Weight: 75-100 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Swiss Mountain Dog

2. Swiss Mountain Dog

Swiss Mountain Dogs was originated in Switzerland to be herding, working dog in the old time. They have a temperament of dependable, family-oriented, and faithful. These breeds can reach up to 28.5 inches in height and 140 pounds.

Swiss Mountain Dogs have a high energy level and needed to keep them busy with outdoor activities. They can run up to a top speed of 27mph.

Origin: Switzerland

Temperament: Faithful, Family-Oriented, Dependable

Height: 25.5-28.5 inches

Weight: 115-140 pounds

Life Expectancy: 8-11 years

Black Russian Terrier

1. Black Russian Terrier

From its name you can guess where these breeds originated from. It is Russia. Black Russian Terrier also categorizes as working dog breeds which use for hunting back in the old times. Most large dog breeds are used as a working group.

This massive dog can stand height of 30 inches and weight 130 pounds. They are intelligent, calm, and powerful which very protective of their owner or alert to strangers.

Origin: Russia

Temperament: Intelligent, Calm, Powerful

Height: 27-30 inches

Weight: 80-130 pounds

Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

Comment down below let me know which are dog breed is your favorite. 


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