If you think that you have a big dog at home then you haven’t seen anything yet. Some of these dog breeds that we’re about to break down are heavier than 100 pounds (45 kg) and be quite tall too. There is no set specification that determines if your dog is considered to be quite large but some of these take the cake. On the contrary though, most of the largest dog breeds are not violent and scary, they’re actually mild tempered and relaxed, making them an excellent addition to the family. Just take a look at the 19 world’s largest dog breeds you wish you owned.
Astonishingly, the English mastiff is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. In terms of its body mass. The English mastiff was first mentioned dating back as early as the 6th century BC.
During the Roman conquest of England, Caesar was impressed by the loyalty and strength of the mastiff and rightly so. Typically a male can weigh up to 250 pounds (113 kg), but the heaviest mastiff ever recorded was a jaw-dropping 343-pound (156 kg) dog called Zorba who was the world´s heaviest and longest dog during its time.
The St. Bernard was famously used to star in the Beethoven movies, often portrayed as the large, drool, food obsessed machine. Which isn’t far off! This breed is from the western Alps in Switzerland, Italy and France, originally bred at the Great and Little St Bernard Pass for rescue. The breed is well known for its search and rescue work, as well as for its obvious enormous size.