Here is a list of five of the world's largest dog breeds.
Most people have heard of the Great Dane, and they are easy to recognize. The world's tallest dog is currently a Great Dane, and besides being big, the dogs are known to be friendly, strong, and elegant. They get along well with other types of pets, people, and other dogs.
The Great Dane has roots in ancient history. The earliest known drawings that resemble the breed have been dated to around 3,000 BC, and the oldest written mention to 1,121 BC.
These friendly giants would hold the title of world's tallest dog if one took the average of the breeds - often around 35 inches. When standing on the back legs, many Irish Wolfhounds reach 7 feet!
This breed is known to be patient, intelligent, and reliable. They love people in general, and do well with children. Many Irish Wolfhounds thrive in the city, but they need a lot of exercise.
This is the heaviest breed on the planet, and the dogs can weigh up to 250 lbs. The English Mastiff is considered England's oldest breed.
English Mastiffs are known for being on the lazy side and need to be activated to make sure they get the exercise they need to stay healthy. They're devoted to their family, good with children, and accept other dogs.
The Scottish Deerhound
It's important to know that a Scottish Deerhound requires lots of exercise and gets bored easily - if they have too little to do they might take upon themselves to reorganize the home or redesign furniture. These projects aren't always to humans' liking... The problem can be alleviated by keeping two. They love to have company of another Deerhound.
They're surprisingly agile for their size, and require lots of exercise to stay happy and healthy.
~ Maria Sadowski ~