A dog is known as a man’s best friend. But this friend of man comes in varying sizes and features. They are not just adorable pets but also guard our house. Here we show the ten largest dog breeds in the world.

Great Dane

The Great Dane is one of the tallest dog breeds. This dog can weigh up to kilos and stand up to 79 cms. It has a muscular body and were used to hunt deer, boars and even bears.

 

Scottish Deerhound

This dog was once used for hunting red deer. The weight can range from 85-110 pounds. The Scottish Deerhound is a very friendly and docile creature. They love chasing things and have a gentle dignity

Newfoundland

A Newfoundland is generally, known for its giant size, strength, and intelligence. They are very loyal and are employed for their works. They seem to groom well with not just humans but also with other animals. The enormous sized dog can weigh from 65-80 kilos.

English Mastiff

If you are looking for a heavy size dog, then this one is definitely for you. This dog can weigh from 65 to 110 kilos. They possess a massive body with a huge skull. They are a good natured dog and can be extremely loyal to its keeper.

Dogue de Bordeaux

This is another French Mastiff breed known for its powerful and muscular body. They are capable of performing many duties like pulling carts, guarding flocks and moving heavy objects.

Leonberger

This is a mountain dog and is excellent for rescue works. The canine is a well-socialized dog and can be trained easily. They are loyal, intelligent and playful. They can reach up to 75 kilos.

Irish Wolfhound

Known to be one of the oldest dog breeds, the Irish Wolfhound is known for its intelligent and introvert nature. They are hunting dogs and can get fierce when provoked. Their height can reach up to 32 inches.

Boerboel

This dog can weigh up to 80 kilos and are highly energetic and intelligent. They are charming and will defend their loved ones to death. They always prefer to stay with their owners.