great dane

Having been tamed centuries ago by humans, all dogs come in different shapes, sizes and personalities. Some are bred for their friendly nature, others as farm animals in order to spend their enormous energy reserves while others as guard dogs due to their ferocious personality. So today we at WORLDRANKINGS wish to present to you the TOP 10 LARGEST dog breeds in the world in terms of weight(kg).




For the 10th spot on our list, we have the DOGUE-DE-BORDEAUX also known as the French Mastiff or the Bordeaux Mastiff, which has a weight range of 56-69kg. It is native to the southern region of France called Bordeaux, from where the dog got its name. It has a height range of 58-69cm.

The French Mastiff is known for its powerful and muscular build with high energy levels. Its coat is short, fine and soft to touch. Its coat colours vary from light red to dark red.

The dog is characterised by its large head, which is reportedly the largest of all canines when relative to body size. Its head is recognised as its most beautiful feature, as it has significant wrinkles on them with short eyes, a broad nose and an upper lip that hangs down over the lower lip. Due to its powerful build, this dog breed is easily suited for transportation of heavy objects and cart-pulling.



For the 9th spot on our list, we have the Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, which has a weight range of 54-74kg. It is native to the Pyrenean Mountain region of France, from which it got its name. It also has a height range of 65-82cm.

It is characterised by its beautiful coat is usually white with sometimes patches of black and grey. It also has a thick double coat that spread all the way from its back, tail to its legs, which helps to protect it from the chill of the mountainous region.

This breed of dog is also loved for its protective nature as farmers use it in order to protect their livestock in the mountain region and also as a family dog due to its playfulness with children.


KANGAL SHEPHERD DOG PHOTO CREDIT: Zeynel Cebeci, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 8th spot on our list, we have the Kangal Shepherd Dog which has a weight range of 48-76kg. It is native to Turkey and also has a height range of 63-80cm.

The Kangal Shepherd Dog is known for its calm, independent and protective nature. They are noted for their brave actions against larger animals and are usually used by shepherds as protection from predators like bears, wolves and cheetahs. They are also highly intelligent animals that can easily detect a change in situations and respond to these changes, such as threats, accordingly. this attribute also makes them quite difficult bread to control if handled by inexperienced owners.



For the 7th spot on our list, we have the Newfoundland, also known as Newfs, which has an average weight of 65-80kg. they are native to Canada, particularly the region called Newfoundland, from where the dog got its name. It also has a height range of 66-71cm.

The Newfoundland is known for its amazing strength and calm temperament. They are known to have very thick and long coats which either come in all black or a mixture of black and white. They are also known to have webbed toes, which aid them in swimming. This breed of dog is mostly used by fishermen to pull in carts, net boats and most importantly humans who go overboard.



For the 6th spot, on our list, we have the Leonberg, which has an average weight of 55-82kg. it is native to Germany especially the city of Leonberg from which it derives its name. It also has a height range of 66-80cm.

The Leonberger is known for its calm personality and dramatic appearance which makes them look like lions. One of the most recognisable features of the Leonberger is its amazingly beautiful and thick coat which comes in different colours such as red and red-brown. Its coat is also known to be water-resistant this is because in the 19th Century a mayor of the city of Leonberg crossbred the Newfoundland breed with a Saint Bernard breed for four generations till the Leonberger arrived. This explains the amazing water capabilities of the Leonberger.



For the 5th spot on our list, we have the Irish Wolfhound which has an average weight of 55-84kg. it is native to Ireland from which it derives its name. it also has an average height of 71-84cm.

The Irish Wolfhound is known for its independent mindset and patience. One of the most recognisable features is of the Irish wolfhound is its rough coat appearance which comes in shades of black, grey and white. It is one of the tallest hound breeds in the world, which aids it in setting its sight on its targets such as wolves, rabbits and squirrels because unlike other hounds who use their sense of smell for hunting, the Irish wolfhound uses its sense of sight with great precision. This ability has earned the Irish Wolfhound is one of the best hunters in the business.


NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF PHOTO CREDIT: Pets Adviser from Brooklyn, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

For the 4th spot on our list, we have the Neopolitan Mastiff which has an average weight 60-87kg. It is native to Italy, particularly the city of Naples. it has an average height of 60-75cm.

The Neopolitan Mastiff is known for its intelligence, protective nature and quiet disposition. They prefer sneaking up to intruders in their territory rather than making an alarm, which makes them suitable guard dogs if one prefers dogs who don’t bark all the time. One of the most recognisable features of this breed is its heavily wrinkled face and loose skin. The coat of its loose skin comes in various shades of grey, dark and mahogany.



For the 3rd spot on our list, we have Saint Bernard, which has an average weight of 64-84kg. It is native to Italy and also has an average height of 65-90cm.

The Saint-Bernard is known for its playful and gentle disposition. This breed of dogs was originally bred by the Monks of St Bernard hospice in the border region of Italy and Switzerland as search and rescue dogs due to their extraordinary strength, powerful sense of smell and amazing height which aid it while it moves through the snow. One of the most recognisable features of this breed is its smooth coat, which typically appears in shades of white and red or white and brown.

#2.GREAT DANE(50-92KG)


For the 2nd spot on our list we have the Great Dane also known as the Deutsch Dogge. Its native to Germany and has a height range of 72-90cm It is recognised as one of the largest breeds in the world.

The Great Dane is known for its charming and imposing disposition, due to its amazing height. Centuries before being officially bred and called the Great Dane in Germany, there was a lot of cross-breeding going on between the English mastiffs and Irish wolfhounds in England which created hybrids of different sizes as there was a high demand for long-legged and strong hunting dogs. Upon being formally bred in Germany, they were used as hunting dogs for deer and boar by German Lords due to their amazing speed and strength which was used to catch and pin down their prey till the hunter came down to kill it.


ENGLISH MASTIFF PHOTO SOURCE: Hillsemastiffs, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

For the 1st spot on our list, we have the English Mastiff. They are one of the oldest dogs breeds known to man and were used by Ancient Romans in gladiator battles and blood sports such as the fighting of bears and bulls. They have an average height range of 70-76cm.

The English Mastiff is known for its good, docile nature and extreme bravery. One of the most recognisable features is its large and heavy skull which carries its dark wrinkly face, dark nose and floppy ears which gives it a unique and instantly recognisable also has a short fine coat which comes in a combination of colours such as dark-fawn and silver-fawn. It is recognised internationally as the largest dog breed by mass.

Despite being used as game-hunting or guard throughout most of history nowadays, they are now used as family pets due to their friendly, gentle and easy-going nature with children

This brings us to the end of this week’s episode of WORLDS LARGEST DOGS. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Please feel free to mention in the comment section which of the dogs breeds are your favourite and which have you seen or had. Mine is the Great Dane because this breed is too damn regal looking. Thank you for being with us to the end of this week’s episode. Hope to see you again soon.

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