In this article, we will have a look at the biggest dog breeds in the world.
We will take a look at history and what makes these breeds so big. We will also see what kind of personality they have and how to care for them properly. One important thing is that you should always be aware of their size because these breeds are not good with small spaces or small children. They can cause serious injuries or even kill someone if they don’t know how to act around them . This is why it’s important to make sure your home has enough space for this type of dog, since most people underestimate their size when buying one (or adopting). It’s also very important to socialize them well from an early age to avoid aggression or any other behavior that can be dangerous for your family.
The English Mastiff
The English mastiff is the biggest dog in the world according to the Guinness book of records. They are very gentle and calm but tough too, so they can be perfect for people who live in small spaces since they don’t need much physical activity at all . They are great with kids too but it’s important to introduce them when they’re still young because if not, they could become aggressive towards them later on. They do great even in hot weather thanks to their short coat which doesn’t require special care either .
One interesting fact about this breed is that there’s only one color allowed: fawn with black mask (the mask can’t go more than 1/3 of the head).
The record holder for most heaviest dog in history is also an English mastiff, which weighs 286 pounds and is named Zorba.
If you want a calm and gentle dog like him, make sure to adopt one from a shelter rather than buying it because there are so many dogs that need homes! (More info on how to adopt or rescue them below)
The Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan malamutes are very strong dogs that need lots of physical activity everyday . They’re great with kids but can be too rambunctious sometimes, especially if they’re only playing. On the other hand, they’re very loving and loyal to their family.
Just like English mastiffs, Alaskan malamutes don’t need special care or grooming since they only have a short coat.
The biggest Alaskan malamute on record weighted 115 Kg (253 lbs) and was named Zorba the bear. It’s also important to mention that these dogs are very easy to train and usually get along with other pets too . If you want one that doesn’t shed and stays active all the time then adopt an Alaskan Malamute from a shelter rather than buying it.
This big dog is not only fearless but courageous too . They’re used in Military units for search & rescue operations, so they need a lot of physical activity. Just like English mastiffs, Neapolitan Mastiffs have a short coat and don’t require special care.
The world’s heaviest dog is also from this breed and weighs 286 pounds (130kg).
Neapolitan mastiff’s can be aggressive sometimes towards strangers and children , especially if they’re not socialized enough when they’re young . However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t adopt one because it can be trained easily and quickly thanks to their intelligence which makes them great for rescue missions . It’s very important to introduce the neapolitan mastiff to new people when he’s still a puppy since they grow up very slowly (around 1 year) and don’t reach their full size until they’re around 4 or 5 years old .
The Irish Wolfhound
Irish wolfhounds are the tallest dogs in the world. They need lots of physical activity because they were bred for different tasks like hunting, driving livestock and pulling carts when traveling long distance with people on them …
They’re very loyal to their family but can be quite selective when it comes to strangers especially with children.
This breed also sheds its coat in autumns so make sure you brush it often during this time of year or else there will be hair everywhere! Also, if you choose an Irish wolfhound puppy instead of an adult one then make sure to introduce him/her early on to new people since they are known for their shyness.
The world’s tallest dog is an Irish wolfhound named Gibson who stands 7 feet 6 inches tall on his hind legs .
The Great Pyrenees
Great pyrenees are very gentle dogs that need lots of physical activity everyday too …
Just like English mastiffs, they’re used in military units to perform tasks like search & rescue missions or pulling heavy objects thanks to their excellent strength.
They don’t need special care since they only have a short coat but they do shed it in autumns so make sure you brush it often. Also, be careful when buying one because the biggest mistake you can ever do is picking one just by looking at its size! These dogs are known to be very intelligent so you should train them constantly and on a positive way.
The biggest Great Pyrenees on record weighed around 115 kg (253lbs) and was named Zebulon .
If you want to adopt one then visit your local shelter or rescue groups since there are many dogs that need homes!
Newfoundlands are very gentle, calm and loyal dogs that can be used as therapy dogs for children with emotional problems because of their great temperament . They’re not only excellent swimmers but they’re also working dogs too thanks to their strength. In addition, these big guys don’t require much care when it comes to grooming since they have a waterproof coat which is similar to an otter’s fur. Just like most big breeds, they need lots of physical activities and exercise to be happy .
In 2009 there was a Newfoundland named Gibson who survived after being accidentally locked in a freezer.
Newfoundlands are known for their love towards water so if you have a pool or a pond then your dog will most likely enjoy it!
The Great Dane
There’s no doubt that this is the tallest breed in the world because not only do they stand at 30 inches on average but they’re also very strong too …
Great Danes were originally bred in Germany as hunting dogs for wild boars and deer thanks to their large size and strength, but today’s generation is more suited for cuddling on the couch when you get back from work .
However, these dogs are known to be very gentle so you should train them properly when they’re puppies since it’s easier than training an adult dog. They need plenty of physical activity too so make sure you build up their stamina by taking them for daily walks in the park.
After all, having a giant really means fun! The biggest Great Dane on record weighed over 200 kg (440lbs) and was named George .
Bernese mountain dogs are large working breeds that were originally bred in Switzerland to guard livestock against predators like wolves or bears …
It’s important to socialize your dog properly with other people especially if you have children because they can get overly protective at times especially when it comes to strangers.
The second thing you should know about this breed is that they shed a lot especially during spring so make sure you brush them daily or hire a professional groomer since it’s easier to handle their coats when they’re short . Bernese mountain dogs require plenty of physical activities too and if you live in cold places then don’t be fooled by its thick coat because it can get easily sick from the weather! In addition, these dogs are very intelligent and calm which makes them great for first-time owners.
In 2012 there was a Bernese Mountain Dog named Poldi who measured 3ft 9in on his hind legs which makes him the world’s tallest dog on record .