Roger A. Caras, an American wildlife photographer, once said,
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
According to APPA report (2015-16), 79 % of the US houses have pets and 78 million of them are dogs. Among these pet dogs, giant dog breeds are increasing their popularity day by day due to their protective, loyal, fearless and sweet nature.
Here is the list of top 10 + largest dog breeds that show great love to their owners just like their great sizes.
Komondor (Famous For Fearlessness)
This one of the big fluffy white dog breeds is a livestock guardian dog having beautiful and long corded coat.
Female Komondor can weigh from 80 to 100 pounds while male can weigh up to 132 pounds. Their bodies are quite robust as they have strong muscles. Average height of a female Komondor is 70 cm (27.5 inches) while a male Komondor can grow up to 80 cm (31.5 inches). Moreover, their life span is 10 to 12 years.
As its natural instinct is to guard livestock, it’s calm and tends to get affectionate with the family. In case of danger, it can defend children and livestock bravely.
Great Swiss Mountain (Famous For Self-Confidence)
This one of the strongest dog breeds is an excellent working dog if you have kids as it is quite friendly.
- Weight: Female: 110–130 lbs (50–60 kg), Male: 130–150 lbs (60–70 kg).
- Height: Female: 24–27 inches (60–68 cm), Male: 26–28 inches (65–72 cm).
- Life span: 7 to 9 years.
Its dealing with kids is pretty amazing as this breed is non-aggressive and easy-going. They can be trained easily and achieve pack leader status.
Akbash (Famous For Loyality)
It’s a shepherd dog, and you’ll definitely like it for its strong and muscular body.
Male Akbash can weigh from 90 to 140 pounds while a female normally weighs from 75 to 105 pounds. The average height of a female Akbash is 69 – 81 cm, while male Akbash can grow from 71 – 86 cm. Moreover, their lifespan is 10 to 11 years.
Their training is moderately easy, but result comes steadily. As they are quite playful and kids love to play with this affectionate creature.
Caucasian Shepherd Dog (Famous For Strong-will)
It’s a great dog with great watchdog ability and is famous for strong-will & courage.
Male Caucasian shepherd dog weighs from 110 to 220 pounds while a female weighs from 99 to 176 pounds. The average height of a female is 64 – 70 cm, while a male Akbash can grow from 68 – 78 cm. Moreover, their life span is 10 to 12 years.
You need to hire an expert for the training of this dog. Additionally, they are dominant and quick. So, they are not recommended for the people who have young kids in their families.
Shiloh Shepherd (Famous For Trainability)
If you want to have a dog that comes in a variety of colors, this comparatively new breed is for you. Its color may vary from dark brown to golden, red to tan, or even black, silver, and cream.
Male Shiloh Shepherd dog weighs from 108 to 152 pounds while a female weighs from 72–71 pounds. The average height of a male is 71–76 cm, while a female can grow from 66 – 71 cm. Moreover, their lifespan is 9 to 14 years.
This breed’s temperament is quite gentle. That’s why they are better to have if you have kids.
Caucasian Ovcharka (Famous For Strength)
This one of the Russian mastiff guard dog breeds come in a variety of colors such as black, white, rust, grey, fawn and cream.
Full grown male caucasian ovcharka weighs from 110 to 220 pounds while female weighs from 99–176 pounds. Average height of the male is 68–78 cm, while female can grow from 64 – 70 cm. Moreover, their life span is 10 to 12 years.
If you have never had a dog before, this dog is not or you as it needs robust training. Ovcharka is as calm as a bee, however, it is quite alert. That’s why, it serves as a guard dog with full responsibility.