Largest Dog Breeds Who Truly Love Their Owners!

10+ Largest Dog Breeds Of 2017 Who Simply Love Their Owners!

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Spanish Mastiff (Famous For Nobility)

Spanish Mastiff (Famous For Nobility)
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Don’t be fooled by its giant size and venomous looks. Being gentle, it protects everyone whom it considers his family. 

Characteristics

  • Weight: Male: 180–200 pounds, Female: 104- 154 pounds.  
  • Height: Male: 77–88 cm, Female: 72–88 cm
  • Lifespan: 10-11 years
  • Training & temperament

    It needs consistent and firm training, however, it is always considered as one of the most respectable dogs. Its dealing with kids is quite good as the temperament of this dog is gentle.

    Did you know?

    1. It is considered as one of the heaviest dogs.

    Want to have a jogging companion? Check the next. 


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    Dogo Argentino (Famous For Cheerfulness)

    Dogo Argentino (Famous For Cheerfulness)
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    It has natural tendency to become a watchdog. It loves you more when you give more attention.

    Characteristics

  • Weight: Male: 80-90 pounds, Female: 70-80 pounds
  • Height: Male: 60-68 cm, Female: 60-65 cm
  • Lifespan: 10-12 years
  • Training & temperament

    This dog breed needs your help to socialize as it is a bit introvert when visit strange people or environment. Training should be consistent, but gentle.

    Did you know?

    1. As it is highly active, it loves to work a lot.
    2. It can be a very good jogging companion.

    Couldn’t find what should you have? Here is a guardian for you.   

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    BULLMASTIFF (Famous For Obedience)

    BULLMASTIFF (Famous For Obedience)
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    This one of the cool and calm dog breeds is an intelligent dog that loves to guard its family. Its nature is more human-friendly than many other dogs.

    Characteristics

  • Weight: Male: 100-118 pounds, Female: 90-108 pounds
  • Height: Male: 64-68 cm, Female: 61-66 cm
  • Lifespan: 8-10 years
  • Training & temperament

    You can train it easily, however, it is a bit prone to wanderlust. Its temperament is quite gentle and it always loves to play. So, you can have it at your home if your kids love to play with pets.

    Did you know?

    1. It’s an attention seeker and doesn’t like to befriend other dogs.
    2. Although it is quite adaptable but it is prone to develop health issues.

    Liked? Next dog is more handsome and loyal.


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    Akita (Famous For Dignification)

    Akita (Famous For Dignification)
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    Akita is a beautiful dog that is fairly calm and protective. Its a powerful and reserve breed that loves to understand its master.

    Characteristics

  • Weight: Male: 78-108 pounds, Female: 64-90 pounds
  • Height: Male: 64-70 cm, Female: 58-64 cm
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Training & temperament

    It has dominant personality, so it can be a bit challenging for you to train it. Being aggressive, it is not a good breed if you have minors at your home either kids or other pets.

    Did you know?

    1. It can co-exist with the other dogs peacefully. However, a minor dispute can show you its coerce side.

    Our next selection is also known as “The Beast from the East.”

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    Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) – (Famous For Aggression)

    Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) - (Famous For Aggression)
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    These kinds of largest white dog breeds are tough and usually found in white color. However, they come in other colors too.

    Characteristics

  • Weight: Female: 150–200 lbs (70–90 kg), Male: 150–200 lbs (70–90 kg).
  • Height: Female: 2.3 – 2.7 ft. (Adult), Male: 2.7 – 2.9 ft. (Adult).
  • Lifespan: 8-10 years.
  • Training & temperament

    It’s pretty intelligent and noble breed that is easy to train. It gets socialized if trained properly and understands master’s commands. As it is fairly aggressive, it is not a good pet if you have minors at home. 

    Did you know?

    1. Its skin is heavily wrinkled but tough and loves the hot environment.

    Enjoyed? Next is a good swimmer.


    19

    Landseer (Famous For Generousness)

    Landseer (Famous For Generousness)
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    It’s a large breed that doesn’t hesitate to fall in danger if ‘family’ needs it. 

    Characteristics

  • Weight: Male: 130-150 pounds, Female: 100-120 pounds.
  • Height: Male: 72-80 cm, Female: 67-72 cm.
  • Lifespan: under 10 years.
  • Training & temperament

    As this dog is of sensitive nature, it is not difficult to train it. However, it needs gentle methods of training. Despite being bold, it shows friendly behavior even to the guests.  

    Did you know?

    1. It is prone to have a heart disease because it is an inherited disease.  

    Want to have a ‘family-only’ dog? You’ll like the next. 

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      While these are all wonderful dogs, I am saddened by the lack of Tosa Inu on your list. This Japanese Mastiff shares the mastiff qualities of strength, loyalty, courageousness, alertness, stubbornness, protectiveness, etc., but is also a dog that is very loving and forms a deep attachment with its family. One unusual feature for the breed is that it is bred not to bark! It can bark, and does bark or growl if it feels threatened or someone is threatening its human, but the instinct is reduced because the rules of Tosa dog fighting require silence. Yes, I did say “dog fighting”. The Tosa is also known as the Japanese Fighting, but that does not mean it is dangerous. The type of fighting for which these dogs were and continue to be bred is similar to Sumo wrestling, and there are very strict rules regarding how the dogs fight. For instance they can grab at the scruff of the neck, but they cannot bite other places or go for the muzzle: to do so is in violation of the rules and the dogs are separated immediately. Dogs are well-treated and they even wear ceremonial garb for presentation before the fight.

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    Spanish Mastiff (Famous For Nobility)

    Spanish Mastiff (Famous For Nobility)

    Don’t be fooled by its giant size and venomous looks. Being gentle, it protects everyone whom it considers his family. 

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 180–200 pounds, Female: 104- 154 pounds.  
    2. Height: Male: 77–88 cm, Female: 72–88 cm
    3. Lifespan: 10-11 years

    Training & temperament

    It needs consistent and firm training, however, it is always considered as one of the most respectable dogs. Its dealing with kids is quite good as the temperament of this dog is gentle.

    Did you know?

    1. It is considered as one of the heaviest dogs.

    Want to have a jogging companion? Check the next. 

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    Dogo Argentino (Famous For Cheerfulness)

    Dogo Argentino (Famous For Cheerfulness)

    It has natural tendency to become a watchdog. It loves you more when you give more attention.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 80-90 pounds, Female: 70-80 pounds
    2. Height: Male: 60-68 cm, Female: 60-65 cm
    3. Lifespan: 10-12 years

    Training & temperament

    This dog breed needs your help to socialize as it is a bit introvert when visit strange people or environment. Training should be consistent, but gentle.

    Did you know?

    1. As it is highly active, it loves to work a lot.
    2. It can be a very good jogging companion.

    Couldn’t find what should you have? Here is a guardian for you.   

    22

    BULLMASTIFF (Famous For Obedience)

    BULLMASTIFF (Famous For Obedience)

    This one of the cool and calm dog breeds is an intelligent dog that loves to guard its family. Its nature is more human-friendly than many other dogs.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 100-118 pounds, Female: 90-108 pounds
    2. Height: Male: 64-68 cm, Female: 61-66 cm
    3. Lifespan: 8-10 years

    Training & temperament

    You can train it easily, however, it is a bit prone to wanderlust. Its temperament is quite gentle and it always loves to play. So, you can have it at your home if your kids love to play with pets.

    Did you know?

    1. It’s an attention seeker and doesn’t like to befriend other dogs.
    2. Although it is quite adaptable but it is prone to develop health issues.

    Liked? Next dog is more handsome and loyal.

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    Akita (Famous For Dignification)

    Akita (Famous For Dignification)

    Akita is a beautiful dog that is fairly calm and protective. Its a powerful and reserve breed that loves to understand its master.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 78-108 pounds, Female: 64-90 pounds
    2. Height: Male: 64-70 cm, Female: 58-64 cm
    3. Lifespan: 10-15 years

    Training & temperament

    It has dominant personality, so it can be a bit challenging for you to train it. Being aggressive, it is not a good breed if you have minors at your home either kids or other pets.

    Did you know?

    1. It can co-exist with the other dogs peacefully. However, a minor dispute can show you its coerce side.

    Our next selection is also known as “The Beast from the East.”

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    Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) - (Famous For Aggression)

    Bully Kutta (Pakistani Mastiff) - (Famous For Aggression)

    These kinds of largest white dog breeds are tough and usually found in white color. However, they come in other colors too.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Female: 150–200 lbs (70–90 kg), Male: 150–200 lbs (70–90 kg).
    2. Height: Female: 2.3 – 2.7 ft. (Adult), Male: 2.7 – 2.9 ft. (Adult).
    3. Lifespan: 8-10 years.

    Training & temperament

    It’s pretty intelligent and noble breed that is easy to train. It gets socialized if trained properly and understands master’s commands. As it is fairly aggressive, it is not a good pet if you have minors at home. 

    Did you know?

    1. Its skin is heavily wrinkled but tough and loves the hot environment.

    Enjoyed? Next is a good swimmer.

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    Landseer (Famous For Generousness)

    Landseer (Famous For Generousness)

    It’s a large breed that doesn’t hesitate to fall in danger if ‘family’ needs it. 

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 130-150 pounds, Female: 100-120 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 72-80 cm, Female: 67-72 cm.
    3. Lifespan: under 10 years.

    Training & temperament

    As this dog is of sensitive nature, it is not difficult to train it. However, it needs gentle methods of training. Despite being bold, it shows friendly behavior even to the guests.  

    Did you know?

    1. It is prone to have a heart disease because it is an inherited disease.  

    Want to have a ‘family-only’ dog? You’ll like the next. 

    18

    Cane Corso (Famous For Even Temperament)

    Cane Corso (Famous For Even Temperament)

    An ancient breed that is still loved by the people for its guard ability. 

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 90-100 pounds, Female: 80-90 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 62-70 cm, Female: 58-66 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 10-12 years.

    Training & temperament

    It is not easy to train this dog, so don't have it as your ‘first dog.’ It becomes affectionate with the family easily. However, being not playful, it is not friendly with the kids.

    Did you know?

    1. It likes hot weather as compared to the cold one.
    2. It becomes docile only if the trainer is good.

    17

    Rottweiler (Famous For Observance)

    Rottweiler (Famous For Observance)

    It is a healthy breed with a black coat and is a keen observer. It loves to guard by knowing its environment at full extent.   

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 112-126 pounds, Female: 70-96 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 61-69 cm, Female: 56-63 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 8-10 years.

    Training & temperament

    It is a confident and obedient breed, so it is fairly easy to train it. This dog is shy towards others including strangers, pets and kids. So, do not have one if you have kids.

    Did you know?

    1. It comes in a beautiful mahogany color that is a rare color.
    2. During world war one and two, it was a favorable dog for guard work.

    Don't you want to see dog hair on the car seat and in the home? Next is for you. 

    16

    Russian Black Terrier (Famous For Hi Energy)

    Russian Black Terrier (Famous For Hi Energy)

    This one of the big black dog breeds is stable, alert and has strong instinct to protect its ‘family’.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 90-136 pounds, Female: 72-118 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 66-72 cm, Female: 64-70 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 10-11 years.

    Training & temperament

    Its training is fairly easy, so you can have it even if you are a first-time trainer. It’s a loyal family pet that shows no problem with kids. Even it is good to have if you have other pets such as cats, rabbits, and horses.

    Did you know?

    1. In Russia, they were famous for military work.

    Want to have a large dog that doesn’t need extensive training? Check the next one.

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    Boerboel (Famous For Territorialization)

    Boerboel (Famous For Territorialization)

    This dog is known for its strength & bravery and considered as a guard dog since ages.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Both male & female: 140-180 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 64-70 cm, Female: 59-65 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 10-12 years.

    Training & temperament

    It’s dominant in nature but understands its master’s commands. So, training is easy. You should have it only if you have any prior experience regarding large-sized dogs. It is pretty much playful, so you need not to be worried having this pet at your home if you have minors.

    Did you know?

    1. It doesn’t like to live in apartments. A large yard is the best place for it.

    Looking for apartment dogs? Then this article is for you : 10 Best Apartment Dogs That Fit Not Only Your Apartment But Life!

    Check the next one if you want to have a friendly and easy-going dog. 

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    Bernese Mountain Dog (Famous For Faithfulness)

    Bernese Mountain Dog (Famous For Faithfulness)

    This one of the shaggy dog breeds is a strong large breed with a distinct tri-colored coat.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 78-100 pounds, Female: 72-96 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 64-70 cm, Female: 58-66 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 6-8 years.

    Training & temperament

    It is famous for the obedience, so you can train it easily. Its dealing with others including kids, pets and strangers is quite good.

    Did you know?

    1. It is prone to develop several health issues. So, proper maintenance is needed.
    2. This breed was developed as a working breed and used to pull carts.
    3. They do not like to live in apartments.

    Like to have a dog with longer lifespan? Check the next one.

    13

    Tibetan Mastiff (Famous For Protectiveness)

    Tibetan Mastiff (Famous For Protectiveness)

    A distinct breed that loves to guard the family. It comes in appealing colors and comparatively beautiful tail.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 90-146 pounds, Female: 68-108 pounds.
    2. Height ( Tibetan Mastiff Full Grown Size ): Male: 66–76 cm, Female: 61–71 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 12-15 years.

    Training & temperament

    They can learn quickly. However, being stubborn, they need strict training. So, make them your pet only if you are a good trainer. Moreover, they are good for you if you have kids as their dealing with kids is good.

    Did you know?

    1. It loves cold weather. Warm weather is not good for it.
    2. They are too difficult to train.

    See the next dog if you appreciate uniquely colored dogs. 

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    Anatolian Shepherd (Famous For Steadiness)

    Anatolian Shepherd (Famous For Steadiness)

    This one of the shepherd dog breeds comes in red & blue fawn. You will love them as they are excellent companions.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 100-130 pounds, Female: 80-110 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 74–81 cm, Female: 71–79 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 13-15 years.

    Training & temperament

    You can train an Anatolian Shepherd quite easily as they are quite intelligent to understand commands. Their friendliness with kids and strangers is quite poor. However, puppies have friendly behavior.

    Did you know?

    1. An Anatolian Shepherd considers itself on duty all the time and loves to guard the family.
    2. This breed is prone to develop diseases.

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    Kuvasz (Famous For Clownishness)

    Kuvasz (Famous For Clownishness)

    You will love to have it as it is quite patient. However, its wanderlust potential is also high.  

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 90-104 pounds, Female: 70-80 pounds
    2. Height: Male: 70–76 cm, Female: 65–70 cm
    3. Lifespan: 10-12 years

    Training & temperament

    If you are not a good trainer, Kuvasz can give you tough time. It is quite loyal to its family. However, you should not have if you have kids. Its adaptability with kids is poor. Moreover, they become anxious if they have to live alone or without their family. 

    Did you know?

    1. It is so loyal that it is considered as a one-family dog.
    2. It is not prone to diseases, however, can face joint problem like many other large breeds.

    Liked? That’s not all! See the other big, fat breed.

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    GREAT PYRENEES (Famous For Patience)

    GREAT PYRENEES (Famous For Patience)

    These Pyrenean Mountain Dogs belong to the breeding group of working dogs. Don’t get them wrong by their size as they are quite gentle to live with & show great affection.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 100-108 pounds, Female: 72-82 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 70–82 cm, Female: 65–74 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 10-12 years.

    Training & temperament

    Being strong willed breed, it can be a huge problem for you to train it. This breed is famous for its loving behavior for the family including kids. Being high in energy, they love to do exercise.     

    Did you know?

    1. They are famous for their wanderlust potential.

    Searching for a dog that can tolerate every type of weather? Next is for you.

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    Scottish Deerhound (Famous For Long Walks)

    Scottish Deerhound (Famous For Long Walks)

    These dogs are one of the heaviest hound dog breeds and are also known as ‘royal dogs’, as they enjoy long walks, they can be a very good companion of yours. 

    Characteristics

    1. Height: Male: 30-32 inches, Female: 28 inches.
    2. Weight: Male: 78-100 pounds, Female: 68-86 pounds.
    3. Lifespan: 8-11 years.

    Training & temperament

    They are difficult to train. Additionally, their friendliness is admirable with family including kids.

    Did you know?

    1. Its weather tolerability is same for hot and cold weather.
    2. They like to play and exercise.

    8

    English Mastiff (Famous For Loving Nature)

    English Mastiff (Famous For Loving Nature)

    This one of the extra large English dog breeds is an ancient breed, and you will love to have it due to its loving nature.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 140-182 pounds, Female: 140-182 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 70–91 cm, Female: 70–91 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 10-12 years.

    Training & temperament

    It’s not easy to train this breed due to its highly sensitive nature. Its overall adaptability is poor. Due to its friendly behavior, your kids will love it. Even this breed loves to show affection to other pet dogs.  

    Did you know?

    1. It was a famous war dog. However, its nature has been changed now.

    If devotion is everything for you? Our next pick is for you.

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    Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) - (Famous For Devotion)

    Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) - (Famous For Devotion)

    You will love this wrinkled head huge dog for its love with you and your family. As they like their family a lot, they are okay even within the small apartments. However, they too love to play in a big yard.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 108 pounds, Female: 130 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 60–67 cm, Female: 57–65 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 5-8 years.

    Training & temperament

    Being stubborn, they like to handle things in their very own way. However, you can train them if you are a good trainer. Moreover, they love to socialize.  

    Did you know?

    1. These one of the mastiff breeds is highly prone to develop diseases. That’s why their life expectancy is comparatively low as compared to the other larger dogs’ breeds. 

    Next is good it or you if you are a social junkie.

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    Neapolitan Mastiff (Famous For Sensitivity)

    Neapolitan Mastiff (Famous For Sensitivity)

    These massive dogs are good family dogs that love to socialize. They can’t live alone and possess good health in general.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 120-130 pounds, Female: 100-120 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 63–77 cm, Female: 58–70 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 8-10 years.

    Training & temperament

    As this breed is quite sensitive, they are difficult to train. Its temperament is incredibly good with regards to the family members including kids. However, it is too bad while dealing with other pets and strangers. 

    Did you know?

    1. They are also known as ‘gentle giant’ for being dominant yet obedient.

    Next is a socialization junkie for a social junkie like you!

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    Saint Bernard (Famous For Liveliness)

    Saint Bernard (Famous For Liveliness)

    It belongs to the biggest breed of dog and it loves family life. It also loves to socialize even with the strangers and other pets.  

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Both (Male & Female) 120-180 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 70–90 cm, Female: 65–80 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 8-10 years.

    Training & temperament

    As it is a beethoven dog breed with the high sensitivity, it can be difficult for you to train it. However, once trained, they prove themselves as the best companions. So, your family will be loved by this huge and innocent breed.

    Did you know?

    1. St Bernard dog breed was brought to Switzerland by Romans around 2000 years ago.
    2. Saint Bernards puppies normally weigh up to 1 - 1/2 pound at birth.

    Want to have a good swimmer? Check the next one.

    4

    Newfoundland (Famous For Sweet Temperament)

    Newfoundland (Famous For Sweet Temperament)

    This one of the mellow dog breeds is a sweet-natured, receptive dog breed that is good at adaptability. However, its general health is too poor.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Female: 99–120 lbs (45–55 kg), Male: 130–150 lbs (60–70 kg).
    2. Height ( Giant Newfoundland Dog Breed Size ): Female: 25–27 inches (63–69 cm), Male: 27–29 inches (69–74 cm).
    3. Lifespan: 8-10 years.

    Training & temperament

    You will love to train it as it is one of the easiest dog breed to train. Even a new trainer can train it easily. With regards to the friendliness, it is an all-rounder. Whether it’s a family member or a stranger, it loves everyone.

    Did you know?

    1. It is considered as strong as a horse.
    2. It was famous for net-pulling to help fishermen & to carry wood from forests.

    Looking for a lion-like breed? Check the rest!

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    Leonberger (Famous For Strong Muscles)

    Leonberger (Famous For Strong Muscles)

    It is a loyal companion with lively nature and strong muscles. Its deep bark complements its lion-like looks.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 82-118 pounds, Female: 96-150 pounds.
    2. Height ( Leonberger Full Grown Size ): Male: 72–80 cm, Female: 65–75 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 8-9 years.

    Training & temperament

    They are difficult to train. So, if you are a new trainer, this breed is not for you. Furthermore, their friendliness is excellent with the family together with kids.

    Did you know?

    1. Leonbergers is not a pure breed instead it is a crossbreed of Landseer Newfoundland with Saint Bernard.
    2. Leonbergers have a powerful nose and they are the best search & rescue dogs.

    Have you selected a friendly dog yet? Check the next one before finalizing your selection.

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    Irish Wolfhound (Famous For Adoring Behavior)

    Irish Wolfhound (Famous For Adoring Behavior)

    This one of the huge Irish dog breeds is a charming hound dog with a strong and healthy body. However, it is prone to develop diseases.  

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: 120 pounds for males, 105 pounds for females.
    2. Height: 32 inches for mature males, 30 inches for females.
    3. Lifespan: 6-10 years.

    Training & temperament

    It’s comparatively easy for you to train it. This one of the elegant dog species is famous for its adoring behavior for the family as well as strangers. It loves to play with kids.

    Did you know?

    1. They were used to pull chariots.
    2. During wars, they could even pull men off from their horses. However, time has made them patient.

    Check who is at # 1.  

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    Great Dane (Famous For Reservedness)

    Great Dane (Famous For Reservedness)

    This one of the biggest and tallest dog breeds in the world is famous for its gentle soul due to which it shows affection towards every living being. Although it is people-oriented, it defends ‘family’ with its killer bark.

    Characteristics

    1. Weight: Male: 108-180 pounds, Female: 90-118 pounds.
    2. Height: Male: 76–86 cm, Female: 71–81 cm.
    3. Lifespan: 6-8 years.

    Training & temperament

    Their dealing with family including kids is pretty amazing as this breed is non-aggressive and friendly. They can be trained quite easily. So, you are not needed to build up your nerves and muscles to train them. 

    Did you know?

    1. They do not like to take a bath. However, their heavy coat needs proper bathing and brushing.
    2. They were famous for sports and bringing down the wild pig.

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