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Top ten biggest dogs in the world

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The dog breeders' federation FCI-Fédération Cynologique Internationale, headquartered in Belgium, manages about 350 dog breeds in 10 groups. Within these are found next to small, medium-sized, large and very large dogs. Today, the 10 biggest dogs in the world!

10 The Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a breed of dog that originated in Turkey. These were bred and used as shepherd dogs to guard sheep. Under the name Anatolian Shepherd Dog, different breeds are grouped according to FCI standards. The best known representatives are the Akbas and the Kangal. The shepherd dogs are considered balanced and courageous, never deviate from the side of their herd and can even live without food for several days. Adult shepherd dogs have a withers height of 70-85 cm and a weight of up to 65 kg. Ratsetypisch is a strong but not fat body, a short, shiny coat hair and a broad strong head.

9 The Scottish deer dog

The Scottish Deer Dog, also known as Deerhound, is one of the largest breeds in the world with a withers height of up to 76 cm. Originally, this greyhound was bred for stalking deer and was a favorite with the Scottish nobility for a long time as a companion dog. Characteristic of this breed are a gray, shaggy coat, an elegant, streamlined body and a long tail. The Deerhound is considered a faithful companion and is described as gentle, obedient and balanced.

8 The Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound belongs to the group of greyhounds. Male representatives of this species have a minimum size of 79 cm. Bitches are slightly smaller with a shoulder height of at least 71 cm. This breed is characterized by rough hair, small ears and a sporty physique. Its exact origin is unknown. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Irish shepherd dog was used mainly in England for hunting wolves and bears. Today, the Irish shepherd dog enjoys great popularity as a family dog ​​due to its meek character, but is also used in off-road racing or greyhound racing and is also a mascot of the Irish Guard.

7 The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées

The Chien de Montagne des Pyrénées, or Patou is a recognized dog breed, which was first mentioned in the 15th century. Here the up to 80 cm large dogs served as watchdogs in the castles of the Pyrenees and were later also used as herding dogs. Characteristic of this French breed is a muscular, stocky body, a dense white coat, and small fitting floppy ears. He needs a lot of movement and is described as attentive, intelligent, vigilant and good-natured, but also as suspicious and somewhat inflexible.

6 The Great Dane

Great Danes, with a height at the withers of more than 72 cm, are one of the largest breeds in the world. The origin of this breed is not known until now. It is certain, however, that the first mastiffs were imported from England at the beginning of the 16th century. As a companion on the hunt, Danes were bred in different crosses. The best known are the English, the Danish and the Ulm Great Dane. Especially in the middle of the 19th century, the advent of these pedigree dogs was of great interest. Since Danish Doggen and Ulmer Doggen were exhibited at several exhibitions, although none of these Danish representatives actually came from Denmark, judges at the dog show of 1876 proposed to agree on a common name. So the name "Great Dane" was introduced. The Great Dane is a friendly and affectionate representative. A typical breed is a noble, strong and large body with a harmonious appearance.

5 Mastino Napoletano

The Mastino Napoletano is an Italian purebred dog, which is believed to be a descendant of the Molosser. Molosser were once Roman war dogs that were used on campaigns but also in the fight against humans. Later, the Mastino Napoletano served as guard and guard dogs. The Mastino Napoletano has a heavy and massive physique as well as a big head and a short coat. Adult animals reach a size of up to 75 cm and can be up to 70kg heavy. In Germany, the breed is listed in some states in the racial list and therefore regarded as dangerous due to race.

4 The Newfoundland

The Newfoundland is a purebred Canadian dog. Dogs are on average 71cm tall and weighing about 68kg. Bitches are usually a little smaller and reach 66cm in average at about 54kg. The Newfoundland was first mentioned in the 18th century and served as a workhorse for Newfoundland fishermen , Newfoundlanders were often used as sled dogs and water dogs because of their strong, muscular body and water repellent coat, and are still used as water rescue dogs today. They are considered balanced, calm and friendly. Due to strongly represented hereditary diseases, Newfoundlanders have a very low life expectancy. About 62% do not reach the age of ten.

3 The Saint Bernard

The St. Bernard is a Swiss dog breed, also known as St. Bernard's dog. This originally served the Augustinian monks on the great St. Bernard as an avalanche dog to save human lives. With a withers height of up to 90 cm, the St. Bernard is one of the largest breeds in the world. Adult specimens have a large and strong body with long or short hair that is very dense. The nature of these dogs is gentle, balanced and calm. Unfortunately, Saint Bernards, like other large breeds, have a very below-average life expectancy. About 74% are not ten years old.

2 The Leonberger

The Leonberger is a German dog breed, which was created by crossing a Bernhardiners, Newfoundlander and Pyrenäenberghund in Leonberg in Baden-Württemberg. This breed is characterized by a strong body, long coat and far back attaching ears. Adult males grow up to 80 cm and weigh up to 70 kg. Since Leonberger are extremely child-friendly and have a good willingness to learn, they are absolutely suitable as a family dog. Her character is calm and balanced.

1 The Tibetan Great Dane

A full-grown Tibetan mastiff, better known as Do Khyi, can grow to a height of 66 cm and weigh about 60 kg. This dog breed is not only considered one of the largest, but also one of the oldest in the world and was originally located in high plateaus of the Himalayas. There he was used primarily as a shepherd dog, but also as a guard dog. For the first time, the Tibetan mastiff was mentioned by the discoverer Marco Polo, who traveled around 1271 to Asia. To this day, the Tibetan Great Dane, one of the few species, has been bred almost genetically unchanged and enjoys great popularity throughout the world for its loyal and loyal character. The physique of this breed is strong, the hair dark and firm, which shades in the spring months.

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