Certified Heavyweights in the Dog Kingdom
Do you like huge and gigantic dog pet? There are several large breeds of dog to choose from such as the Saint Bernard, Tibetan Mastiff, English Mastiff, Tosa, Pyrenees Mastiff, Bully Kutta, Newfoundland, Great Dane, American Mastiff, Kuvasz, Kangal, Landseer, Neapolitan Mastiff, Boerboel and many more.
Here are the heaviest/largest dogs in the world in terms of weight.
1. Saint Bernard
Attaining a maximum weight of 120 kg with a height of 90 cm the St. Bernard is the heaviest and largest dog in the world. This gigantic dog breed that originated from the Swiss and Italian Alps was bred for rescue.
2. Tibetan Mastiff
The lion-like Tibetan Mastiff is a huge dog breed that can attain a weight of up 130 kg with a height of 80+cm. It originated in Central Asia and can live up to 14 years.
3. English Mastiff
The English Mastiff is an enormous dog breed that can weigh as much as 110 kg and can grow up to a height of 76 cm. This dog is one of the most [popular in the world and is well known for its gentle temperament.
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The Tosa is a large dog breed that originated in Japan. This very rare dog breed was bred as a fighting dog. It can attain a weight of 100 kg and a height of up to 82 cm. It is also called Tosa Inu.
5. Pyrenean Mastiff
The Pyrenean Mastiff is a very big dog breed from the Aragonese Pyrenees in Spain. It can weigh more than 100+ kg and can attain a height of up to 77 cm. It is one of the top 5 breeds of dog that can attain a weight of 100 kg or more.
6. Bully Kutta
Another gigantic dog breed from Asia is the Bully Kutta of India – it is the 6th heaviest dog on the planet. It can reach a weight of 95 kg and a height of 107 cm. It is also known as the Alangu Mastiff. Other names are Sindhi Mastiff and Pakistani Mastiff in India. It is used for guarding purposes and is used in dog fighting.
One of the most popular and largest dog breed in the world is the Newfoundland that can reach a weight of 90 to 120 kg and a height of 71 cm. This giant was originally bred as a working dog for fishermen in Newfoundland, Canada.
Newfoundland is the 7th largest dog in the world. This dog is a good swimmer because it has webbed feet and water-resistant coat; hence, it is useful as a rescuer. The largest Newfoundland on record weighed 120 kg.
8. Great Dane
Currently, the record holder for the tallest dog is a Great Dane named George – he is 108 cm tall at the shoulder. Great Danes are not just tall dogs; they are among the heaviest too and can weigh up to 90 kg. /109 cm.
9. American Mastiff
Another heavily built dog breed that can attain 90 kg is the American Mastiff. This popular pet dog can grow up to 91 cm tall. This dog is a crossed of Anatolian Mastiff and English Mastiff. It can live up to12 years.
The 10th largest dog breed is the Kuvasz, a heavily built white colored dog breed from Hungary. It is one of the heaviest in the dog kingdom that can attain a weight of up to 90 km and a height of 76 cm.
11. Kangal Dog
This enormous and heavily built dog breed is from Turkey. It can weigh as much as 80 kg with a height of 81 cm. The Kangal Dog, which is a sheep dog, is the national breed of Turkey from the Kangal region.
With a weight of 80 kg, the Landseer is the 12th largest dog breed on the planet. It can grow to a height of 80 cm.
The 13th heaviest or largest dog in the world is the Boerboel which can attain a weight of 80 kg and a height of 70 cm. This huge dog originated in South Africa and was bred for guarding purposes. It is also called South African Boerboel and South African Mastiff.
14. Perro de Presa Canario
The Perro de Presa Canario is an enormous dog breed from Canary Island. It can reach a weight of 73 kg and a height of 66 cm. It has a lifespan of up to 12 years.
15. Neapolitan Mastiff
The last but certainly not the least on the list is the Neapolitan Mastiff. It is ranked 15th heaviest dog in the world at 70 kg. It is 79 cm tall and is also called Italian Mastiff.