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Top 10 Tallest White Dogs

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Are you looking for a tall dog that's white in color? Though the coat and color of dogs don’t affect their personality, some people have a color preference. Many times small and toy dogs are white, but there are plenty of big dogs that are white. If you like tall dogs that are white in color and you're looking for one as a pet, then you may find this list useful for making your choice.

1. Great Pyrenees

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Pyrenees mountain dogs are giant dogs native to the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain. They were developed to protect livestock and help in sheep and goat herding. Sometimes they are mistaken as Pyrenean mastiff dogs, but they are different breeds. Pyrenees mountain dogs are also known as the Great Pyrenees in North America. They are adorable, devoted, intelligent, powerful and friendly dogs.

Traits

Origin: Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain

Height: Male 27-32 inches (69-81 cm), Female 25-29 inches (63-74 cm)

Weight: Male: 50-54 kg, Female: 36-41 kg

Life Span: 10 -12 years

2. Rajapalayam Hound

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Rajapalayam hound

Rajapalayam dogs are white colored, tall, short and thick coated and native of India. They are also known as Poligar Hound and originate from the southern Indian town Rajapalayam in Tamilnadu state of India. Rajapalayam dogs were bred for personal protection and to hunt wild boar and other medium-size prey. Rajapalayam are tall, strong, courageous and healthy dogs that have great speed and stamina.

Traits

Origin: India

Height: Average 27-30, some can grow up to 32 inches

Weight: 32 - 42 kg some up to 48 kg.

Life Span: Average 10 years

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3. Akbas

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Akbas are tall, strong, courageous dogs that originated in Turkey, where they are the natural breed. Akbas dogs are also known as Coban Kopegi. They are intelligent and alert, and they were bred to protect livestock in cold mountain climates. They perform well on mountain tracks in extreme cold weather.

Traits

Origin: Western Turkey

Height: Male: 71-86 cm (Adult), Female: 69-81 cm (Adult)

Weight: Male: 41-64 kg (Adult), Female: 41 kg (Adult)

Life Span: 10-11 years

4. Kuvasz

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The Kuvasz are giant dogs native to Hungary. Kuvasz go back many generations and were bred to protect livestock. They are loyal, intelligent, alert, courageous dogs and have excellent scenting ability and hunting talent. Kuvasz have white, thick, dense double coat that varies from curly to straight. The Kuvasz is very protective and strong and intelligent dogs and can face down a wolf. Their white color coat was helpful to shepherds to identify them among a pack of wolves.

Traits

Origin: Hungarian origin

Height: Male 70-76 cm, Female 65-70 cm

Weight: Males 100-115 pounds (45- 52 kg), Females 70-90 pounds (32-41 kg)

Life Span: 10-12 years

5. Komondor

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Komondors are white, tall, hairy dogs that are also known as the Hungarian sheepdog. Komondor are considered close relatives to Kuvasz dogs which were bred to protect livestock and property. Komondors are alert, intelligent and powerful and naturally healthy dogs with excellent protection and guard ability.

Traits

Origin: Hungary

Height: 25.5 to 27.5 inches

Weight: 80 to 100 Pounds

Life Span: 8-10 years

6. Dogo Argentino

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The Dogo Argentino are medium to giant, courageous, powerful, mastiff dog that have white, short and thick coated fur. They are native to Argentina and also known as Argentinian Mastiffs. They were bred in 1928 for personal protection, to participate in a dog fights and to hunt wild boar. Dogo Argentino were created by mixing Cordoba Fighting Dogs with Great Danes and other other mastiff type dogs. They are appreciated for their power, courage and protection. They defend their own until their last breath.

Traits

Origin: Argentina

Height: Female: 60-65 cm, Male: 60-68 cm

Weight: Female: 35-40 kg, Male: 40- 45 kg

Life Span: 10-12 years

7. White Shepherd

American and Swiss White Shepherd

American and Swiss White Shepherd

Swiss Shepherd

Swiss Shepherd

The White Shepherd dog is a relatively new breed that comes from the bloodline of German shepherds. They are native to Canada and the United States. White Shepherds are also known as Berger Blanc Swiss, American-Canadian White Shepherd, Pastor Aleman Blanco, White German Shepherd, Weisser Schweizer, Weiße Schäferhunde. They are white colored, medium sized hairy dogs bred as a companion and protection dog. They are intelligent, keen, alert and fearless dogs, extremely faithful and brave, and reliable with children and small pets.

Traits

Origin: America and Switzerland

Height: Male: 60-65 cm, Female: 55-60 cm

Weight: Male: 35-40 kg, Female: 35-40 kg

Life Span: 12-14 years

8. The Cretan Hound

The Cretan Hound

The Cretan Hound

Cretan Hounds are the ancient hunting dogs of Europe. They are naturally healthy, energetic, alert, intelligent dogs that have great guarding and pastoral nature. They are ancient hounds from Europe that were developed from the Greek island of Crete around 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. Though their breeding history is not known, it's commonly believed they were introduced in Europe from Africa. They have good scent capability and they are a combination of sight-hound and scent-hound. They are reliable with children and other pets.

Traits

Origin: Greece

Height: Male 55-65 cm Female 50-60 cm

Weight: Average 15-22 kg

Life Span: 14 years

9. Samoyed

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Samoyeds are medium-sized, muscular, hairy white color dogs, and natives of Siberia. They got their name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. Samoyed dogs were bred to hunt and haul sledges. They have great energy and stamina. A well-trained Samoyed is a gentle, devoted, playful and very friendly dog that loves everyone.

Physical traits of Samoyed

Origin: Siberia

Height: Female: 48-53 cm, Male: 53-60 cm

Weight: Female: 17-25 kg, Male: 20-32 kg

Life Span: 12-13 years

10. Kishu

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The Kishu or Kishu Inu is an ancient, white colored medium sized hunting dog from the Kishu region of Japan. They are very loyal and devoted dogs and moderate barkers. They are alert, intelligent dogs and have excellent hunting talent.

Traits

Origin: Japan

Height: Male: 49-55 cm, Female: 43-49 cm

Weight: Male: 14-27 kg, Female: 14-27 kg

Life Span: 11-13 years

Top 10 Tallest White Dogs

Breed

Average height

Origin

Great Pyrenees

25 to 32 inches

Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain

Rajapalayam hound

25 to 31 inches

India

Akbas dog

27 to 31 inches

Turkey

Kuvasz

26 to 30 inches

Hungarian region

Komondor

25 to 28 inches

Hungarian origin

Dogo Argentino

22 to 26 inches

Argentina

White Shepherds

23 to 26 inches

America and Switzerland

Samoyed

21 to 25 inches

Siberia

The Cretan hound

21 to 25 inches

Greece

Kishu-Ken

20 to 23 inches

Japan

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

© 2016 Aaradhya

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