In this article, we will look at the 15 largest dog breeds in the world. The average weight of dogs of each breed, as well as height at the withers (withers – the place on the spine between the shoulder blades, the highest point of the dog’s body), were first taken into account in compiling the rating. The top includes dog breeds with an average male weight of at least 40 kg and an average height of at least 60 cm.
The representatives of this breed are characterized by a strong type of constitution and rather large growth. The height at the withers, depending on the sex of the animal, varies from 64 to 75 cm, and the weight of adults is 45-90 kg. Caucasian Shepherd Dogs have a decisive and courageous character, distrustful of strangers. They are distinguished by special endurance and undemandingness, they are able to adapt to any climatic conditions.
In the Middle Ages, their status was so high that only persons of royal blood or persons close to them were allowed to have a dog of this breed. The weight of the males ranges from 48-90 kg, the height at the withers is 70-76 cm, the average weight of the bitches is 34-68 kg, the height is 65-70 cm. Kuvasses are strong, brave, loyal dogs, which are very easy to keep.
It has the status of one of the tallest dog breeds in the world. According to existing standards, the minimum height should be 79 cm (males) and 71 cm (females), and the minimum weight should be 54.5 kg and 40.5 kg. Despite their imposing size, Irish Wolfhounds are by nature very quiet and calm creatures. They are loyal and loving dogs, get along well with children, and are relatively trainable.