World's Largest Dog Breeds
10. Shiloh Shepherd
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Related to the German Shepherd, the smallest of our world’s largest dog breeds stands 26 to 30 inches and typically weigh up to 140 pounds. Though not recognized by any major kennel club, they are acknowledged by rare breed organizations and are known for their intelligence and stable temperament. Bred as companions, these dogs have a high energy level and are a great family dog. Their coats come in a multitude of colors and they often work as therapy or search and rescue dogs.
09. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Originally bred as a cattle dog, this breed generally reaches 26 to 29 inches tall and weights between 130 and 140 pounds. Boasting a powerful, muscular body, this breed of dog is sociable, active, calm, and dignified. These dogs make great family pets and require less exercise than most dogs their size.
Kangals are native to Turkey and have seen a recent increase in popularization worldwide. With a height of up to 32 inches and weighting between 110 and 145 pounds, these dogs are excellent family dogs that are territorial and at times aggressive to strangers. Kangals so said to be the larger relative of the Anatolian Shepherd, a breed that is more readily available to those outside of Turkey.
07. Great Pyrenees
Known for a distinctive white coat, these dogs were originally bred as sheep dogs and are built to withstand extremely cold temperatures. This is one of the oldest breeds of dogs in the world, with the first descriptions of dating as far back as 1407. Great Pyrenees typically stand at around 32 inches tall and weigh up to 120 pounds. They are known for their affectionate, confident, and gentle temperament and can be very protective of their family when necessary.