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Top 10 Biggest Dog Breeds

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  1. English Mastiff: 
  • stands 36 inches in height
  • averages from 200 to 300 pounds
  • largest recorded weight is 343 pounds

  2.  Caucasian Shepherd:

  • stands over 30 inches at the shoulder
  • traditionally used to herd livestock
  • can weigh up to 220 pounds

3. Saint Bernard:

  • stands about 35 inches in heightImage result for saint bernard
  • average weight of 200 pounds
  • largest recorded weight is 260 pounds

4.  Great Dane: 

  • measures 32 to 34 inches
  • weighs between 160 to 180 pounds
  • tallest measured is 44 inches                                                                                

 5. Irish Wolfhound:

  • stands up to 32 inches at the shoulder
  • it can weigh up to 180 pounds
  • originated in Ireland

6. Leonberger:                                                                                                       

  • stands over 31 inches tall at the shoulderImage result for leonberger
  • can weigh up to 170 pounds
  • a German breed

7. Neapolitan Mastiff:

  • up to 31 inches at the shoulder
  • weighs up to 150 pounds
  • often used as a guard dog because of its ferocious nature and large size

8. Newfoundland

  • stands at 29 inches tall
  • can weigh up to 150 pounds
  • can be famously known thanks to Peter Pan in which this gentle giant was featured as the lovable “Nana”

9. Anatolian Shepherd

  • reaches a height of 32 inches
  • weighs up to 140 pounds
  • has an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years

10. French Mastiff

  • stands up to 26 inches at the shoulder
  • can weigh up to 140 pounds
  • also known as the dogue de Bordeaux

Information courtesy of: www.mydomaine.com

Pictures courtesy of: Google.com

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Maria Roque, Contributor

Hi, my name is Maria Roque and I'm currently a senior at Hueneme High School. I have three dogs at home: Cinnamon, Bruno, and Daisy. Once I graduate from...

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