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. 

  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

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.


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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.

  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

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.

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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.

  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

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.


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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.

  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

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.

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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.

  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.

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. 


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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. 

  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.

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.

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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. 

  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

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.

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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.

  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

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.

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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.

  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

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.

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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.

  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

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.

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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.

  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.

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. 

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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. 

  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.

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.  

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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. 

  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.

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.

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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.   

  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.

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.

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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’.

  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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

  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.

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

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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.

  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.

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.

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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.

  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.

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.

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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.  

  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

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. 

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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.

  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.

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.     

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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. 

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

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

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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.

  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.

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.  

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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.

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

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.  

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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.

  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.

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. 

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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.  

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

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.

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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.

  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.

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.

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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.

  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.

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.

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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.  

  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.

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.

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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.

  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.

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. 

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