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Top 10 Tallest Dogs

Updated on July 20, 2016
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There are many people who believe “bigger is better” and are interested to pet a tall and giant dog. But while selecting a dog breed this is not a practical approach, there are many other criteria that need to be considered while selecting a dog breed. And if your conditions, expertise and requirement allow you to go for a bigger dog breed then only you should go for them. If you think owning a giant dog is not only your fascination and you the right person to pet them and looking for a bigger dog breed, then you can refer this article to find the option to make your choice.

10. Leonberger

 Leonberger
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The Leonberger is a tall, giant and gentle and a dog that looks like a mini lion, which was originated from Leonberg, Germany from where it got its name. It is courageous, intelligent and affectionate dog, which is recognised for its stable and calm behavior. Leonberg is most recognized for its devotion and affection for its family.

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Leonberger
Other Names
No
Originated from
Leonberg, Germany
Height
Female: 65-75 cm, Male: 72-80 cm
Weight
Female: 41-59 kg, Male: 48-75 kg
Life Span
8 -10 years

9. Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff | Source

Neapolitan mastiff is a giant dog breed which is a natural guard dog and have friendly, calm, quiet and affectionate nature. The Neapolitan mastiff dog is most respected to be gentle, caring and protective of children.

Neapolitan mastiff

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Neapolitan mastiff
Other Names
Mastino, Mastini
Originated from
Italy
Height
Male: 63-77 cm, Female: 58-70 cm
Weight
Male: 60-70 kg, Female: 50-60 kg
Life Span
8 -10 years

8. Kangal Dog

Kangal is a giant dog breed which was created to protect livestock from the Sivas province of Turkey. It’s commonly believed that the Kangal dogs have most powerful bite force. They are an alert, territorial, protective and reserved dogs. There is a conflict with Anatolian Shepherd Dog and Kangal, many people believe the claims that Kangal Dogs are basically Anatolian Shepherds.

Turkish Kangal Vs Kurdish Kangal

Kangal Dog

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Turkish Kanagal
Other Names
Kangal, Karabash, Turkish Kangal Dog
Originated from
Sivas province of Turkey
Height
Female: 72-77 cm, Male: 77-86 cm
Weight
Female: 41-54 kg, Male: 50-66 k
Life Span
12-15 years

7. Anatolian Shepherd

 Anatolian Shepherd
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The Anatolian Shepherd was originated to protect livestock in Anatolia, from where they got their name. This is a tall, strong, aggressive, protective and territorial dog breed that looks very similar to the Great Pyrenees and the Kuvasz dog. But Anatolian Shepherds are more alert and active dogs.

Anatolian Shepherd

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Anatolian Shepherd
Other Names
Coban Kopegi, Karabas, Perro de pastor de Anatolia, Anatolischer Hirtenhund, Chien de berger d'Anatolie
Originated from
Anatolia, Turkey
Height
Males 28 - 30 inches (71 - 76 cm) Females 26 - 28 inches (66 - 71 cm)
Weight
Males 100 - 150 pounds (45 - 68 kg) Females 90 - 130 pounds (41 - 59 kg)
Life Span
12-15 years.

6. Bukovina Sheepdog

 Bukovina Sheepdog
Bukovina Sheepdog | Source

Bucovina Shepherds are naturally healthy, tall and strong dogs they were bred to protect livestock and guard in Romania. They are reserved but tolerant, intelligent dogs they have reputation to take down to a wolf alone. They need early training and socialization else they have a tendency to become dominant and aloof.

Bucovina Shepherds

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Bucovina Sheep Dog
Other Names
Ciobanesc Romanesc de Bucovina, Ciobanesc de Bucovina, Romanian Bukovina , heepdog, Bukovina Wolfdog, Bukovinac, Bucovina Shepherds
Origin
Romania
Height
Height: Female: 64-72cm, Male: 68-78 cm
Weight
Weight: Female: 32-41 kg, Male: 32-41 kg
Life Span
12-14 Years

5. Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees | Source

The Great Pyrenean dogs are sheep guard, which are descended from the Hungarian Kuvasz and the Maremmano-Abruzzese. The Great Pyrenees is tall, strong, courageous, intelligent and friendly dogs which have a good reputation to be affectionate and protective of their owner and family members.

Great Pyrenees

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Great Pyrenees
Other Names
Pyrenean Mastiff, The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Chien de Montagne des Pyrenees, Pyrenean dog
Origin
Central Asia or Siberia.
Height
Male: 70-82 cm, Female: 65-74 cm
Weight
Male: 50-54 kg, Female: 36-41 kg
Life Span
10 -12 years

4. Tamaskan Husky

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Tamaskan Huskies are tall, sturdy, and athletic dog which was created from Ireland to work as a sledge dog but they are more popular as wolf dog. They look like a wolf, their hair coat and color and face is very similar to wolves. Tamaskans are alert, intelligent, devoted, and protective dogs, usually they are friendly, gentle, and calm, but they have pack leader and territorial bent and need early training and socialization.

Tamaskan Husky

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Tamaskan Husky
Other Names
Tamaskan, Tamaskan Wolf Dog
Origin
Finland
Height
Height: Female: 61-66 cm, Male: 63-71 cm
Weight
Weight: Males 66 - 99 pounds (30 - 45 kg) Females 50 - 84 pounds (23 - 38 kg)
Life Span
14 -15 years

3. Scottish DeerHound

Scottish DearHound
Scottish DearHound | Source

The Scottish Deer hounds are hunting dogs of sight hounds category. They were created in Scotland to hunt the Scottish roe deer. Scottish Deer hounds are tall and athletic dogs that have great running stamina and speed. They look like a rough coated greyhound which are calm, gentle, obedient and intelligent by nature.

Scottish DeerHound

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Scottish DeerHound
Other Names
Dearhound
Origin
Scotland
Height
Male 30-32 inches, Female 28 inches
Weight
Male 85-110 lbs, Female 75-95 lbs
Life Span
8-9 years

2. Great Dane

GreatDane
GreatDane | Source

Great Danes are tall, giant mastiff dogs which were originated from Germany. Many people consider that the Great Dane is the tallest dog breed in the world, and world’s tallest dog “Gibson” was also from the Great Dane breed. But the average height of Great Dane, dogs is slightly less than the Irish Wolfhounds. Great Dane, dogs are gentle, friendly and affectionate dogs which are reliable with kids and other pets.

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Great Dane
Other Names
Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff
Origin
Germany
Height
Female: 71-81 cm, Male: 76-86 cm
Weight
Female: 45-59 kg, Male: 54-90 kg
Life Span
7-9 years

1. Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound | Source

Irish Wolfhound

Irish wolfhounds are an ancient dogs from war dog category, which are the tallest dog in the world. Which are gentle, friendly and kind with nature but they are powerful, athletic and courageous dogs that can be aggressive and ferocious when needed. This breed was created to use for war dog and wolf hunting, thus they have hunting aptitude but only when needed. In general, they are calm, gentle, friendly and are reliable with kids, strangers and other pets.

Irish Wolfhound

Breed Information
 
Breed Name
Irish Wolfhound
Other Names
No
Origin
Ireland
Height
Height: 28 - 35 inches (71 - 90 cm)
Weight
Weight: 90 - 150 pounds (40 - 69 kg)
Life Span
6-8 years

Irish Wolf Hound vs Great Dane

Top 10 Tallest Dogs in the World

Breed Name
Height
Weight
1. Irish wolfhound
Avg. 28-35 inches | Upto 37 inches
105-125 lbs
2. Great Dane
Avg. 28-34 inches | Upto 42 inches
110-170 lbs.
3. Scottish Dearhound
Avg. 28-33 inches | Upto 35 inches
70 -130 lbs.
4. Tamaskan Husky
Avg. 29-33 inches | Upto 34 inches
75-105 lbs
5. Great Pyrenees
Avg. 28-32 inches | Upto 33 inches
110-125 lbs
6. Neapolitan Mastiff
Avg. 27-33 inches | Upto 32 inches
100-150 lbs
7. Bukovina Sheepdog
Avg. 27-32 inches | Upto 33 inches
120-150 lbs
9. Kangal Dog
Avg. 27-31 inches | Upto 32 inches
90 - 120 Lbs
9. Leonberger
Avg. 27-31 inches | Upto 32 inches
99 to 165 Kgs
10. Neopolitan Mastiff
Avg. 26-31 inches | Upto 32 inches
200-220 lbs.

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      ARADHYA 2 months ago

      @Grab: Thanks for your notice.

      I Agree wikipedia has the details - "St. Bernard? 70 to 90 cm (28 to 35 inch) height" and according to that statistics them must be in list of top 10.

      But I haven't seen any "St. Bernard", taller than 31".

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      Gab 2 months ago

      Where is St. Bernard? 70 to 90 cm (28 to 35 inch) height and 65 to 120kg (140 to 260 lb) weight according to Wikipedia

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