Large breeds of dogs: names and photos (catalog)
A huge friendly dog is a childhood dream for many, but it is important to correctly assess their conditions and rhythm of life. An active tailed friend needs a lot of space or constant walks, but there are real phlegmatic people among large dog breeds. Is the family ready to have a pet whose weight easily exceeds 50 kg? If so, then this selection is for you!
1. English mastiff
The largest mastiff in the world weighs 155 kg and reaches almost a meter at the withers. This is officially the largest dog breed that was previously used to hunt large predators.
2. Neapolitan Mastiff
The first representatives of this breed were used in the toughest and most dangerous gladiatorial battles. Modern formidable mastino are actually friendly, caring and sociable, although very jealous.
The old hunting breed instantly attracts attention with an unusual complex shade of wool. Dogs are very hardy and energetic, because they were used in hunting moose and wild boars.
4. Irish Wolfhound
Despite the menacing name, the dogs of this breed are very kind, calm and patient. The average weight of an adult wolfhound is about 65 kg, and before they were used to hunt large animals.
5. Alaskan Malamute
These are northern sled dogs with thick hair, which are often confused with husky because of their color, but there are much more malamutes. They are very smart, quick-witted and independent, with a thirst to dominate in any society, so such a dog must be properly socialized. Malamutes are not at all adapted for life in a hot climate.
Large powerful rottweilers are very popular in families and for business purposes. They must be trained, walked a lot and thoroughly socialized from the first months. But they are very loyal to children and will protect the child who has grown before their eyes until the end of their lives.
7. Great Dane
German Great Danes were bred when crossing English mastiffs with Irish wolfhounds. Although the growth of the tallest dog in the world named Zeus reached 122 cm, it is a very affectionate and phlegmatic breed.
8. Tibetan mastiff
Calm and restrained dogs were very much appreciated in mountain monasteries, where they guarded the territory. Tibetan mastiffs have such thick fur that they can live peacefully on the street even in severe frosts.
9. Cane Corso
Among all the priceless finds that have remained for us from the ancient Romans are powerful fighting, hunting and working dogs Cane Corso. They are very dominant and need to be trained, but among the large dogs, Cane Corso are among the healthiest.
10. Saint Bernard
Perhaps the most good-natured large breed of dogs is the large and at first glance quite clumsy St. Bernards. They are the best friends of children and other animals, and for their amazing endurance and search skills they are used during rescue operations in the mountains.
Massive Turkish breed bred to protect the herd from predators. Akbashi are very hardy and very independent, because by their nature they had to make decisions themselves, without waiting for the command of the shepherd. In everyday life it is an extremely calm breed.
Gamper is a wolfhound native to the Armenian Highlands, and already in ancient times they helped on hunting, in everyday life, with cattle and simply were true friends. The appearance of the breed has not changed much over 3 thousand years. They are very smart, reasonable, patient and get along well with children or other animals.
The massive but friendly Newfoundland is a real diver and a faithful assistant to rescuers and fishermen. Dogs have such a thick coat that they hardly pass water.
14. Spanish mastiff
Large Spaniards weighing up to 120 kg were actively used to protect herds from predators. And now they are very loyal and always ready to immediately rush to the rescue of the owner, but at the same time quite severe and freedom-loving.
The bullmastiffs brought the rangers to help in the work, so the breed is so powerful, strong and strong. Adult dogs are very passive, obedient and affectionate, despite the menacing appearance. They feel great even in the apartment.
This is a mixed breed, in the genus of which the St. Bernards, Newfoundlands and Sennenhunds visited. And from each of them, the Leonberger took the best - they are true friends, reliable companions, wonderful swimmers, lifeguards and watchmen.
17. American bull
Although adult bulls are not so large, up to 60 kg, they amaze with strength, power and well-developed muscles. Dogs seem very harsh, can not stand the competition and need competent training, but a more loyal companion is difficult to find.
It is known that broholmers were already in ancient times, and in the Middle Ages gained tremendous popularity on the hunt. After World War II, the breed almost died out, but the Danish club managed to revive it and gradually redistribute it around the world.
19. Tosa Inu
Another mixed breed has absorbed the features of St. Bernards, German Great Danes and mastiffs. These are fighting dogs weighing up to 90 kg, but at the same time they are surprisingly patient and friendly to children.
20. Hungarian shepherd
This is by no means the largest breed on this list - up to 60 kg, but it is truly unique. You will not find such unusual wool in any other animal, although, of course, it needs special care.
21. Flanders Bouvier
Behind the bizarre name lies another shepherd breed, this time from Belgium. Stubborn and purposeful dogs, brave in battle, became famous during the First World War. They do not tolerate chains and aviaries, are rather picky in leaving, but pay the family unconditional love.
22. Scottish Dirhound
By physique, the dirhounds resemble greyhounds, and they really visited their family. This is a larger and heavier hunting breed especially for baiting deer.
23. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Large mountain dogs did not just get their name, because adult males grow up to 70 kg. A freedom-loving rock needs space and constant physical and mental stress, so it is better suited for a country house.
24. Fila brasileiro
This breed is also called the Brazilian mastiff, and it was bred for search and catching runaway slaves through the forests. They are very suspicious of strangers, cannot stand the approach of outsiders, need a large territory, but are valued for their absolute fearlessness and boundless devotion.
25. Central Asian Shepherd Dog
It is this breed in everyday speech that is often called Alabai. Huge massive dogs have always been faithful guardians and shepherds. They have a very developed sense of ownership and the need to protect their home.
A large service dog weighing up to 90 kg came to us directly from the hot South Africa. Boerboels are famous for activity, plasticity and almost endless endurance, therefore they need to walk a lot and often.
27. Dogue of Bordeaux
The breed is characterized by all the characteristic features of their closest relatives - a group of mastiffs. Dogs of Bordeaux have been used in France for centuries as guard, freight and sled dogs. They are very active and mobile, despite frequent breathing problems.
28. Caucasian Shepherd Dog
The magnificent Caucasian shepherd dogs up to 100 kg in weight over the years have been faithful companions of shepherds. But such a dog requires professional education and training, because they are so devoted that they can be too aggressive towards strangers.
29. Japanese Akita
The aristocratic imperial breed was bred specifically for hunting and protection of the nobility. Adult dogs are surprisingly loyal and loving; they adore children and are affectionate with all members of the family. It is about Akita in question in the film "Hachiko."
30. American bandog
This is a guard breed, bred back in medieval England when crossing different types of mastiffs. Adult dogs are very strong, athletic and muscular, with a hard textured coat and weighing up to 63 kg.
This is a rather rare breed, and in vain - it is an ideal calm dog-homebody. Kuvashes are able to find a common language with all members of the family, are absolutely unpretentious in leaving and very effective with their luxurious white coat.