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The 10 largest dog breeds in the world  
von   Michael Fenley

In the past, size and strength were necessary characteristics for a dog to be an efficient hunter and a fearsome protector. Today, with the current lifestyle, many people prefer to have a pet medium or small, although there are still those who are totally irresistible giants. Its elegance, fur and bearing are just some of the peculiarities of these races, which also, no matter their stature, are the most affectionate. While it is rare to find anyone on a walk in the park, its impressive size will leave you perplexed if you have the opportunity to see one, because compared to other animals, these dogs can measure up to the same as a horse. You imagine? For you to recognize them -or decide to adopt one- we share what the 10 largest dogs in the world are. You will be fascinated! Caucasian shepherd Of strong bones, muscular and of stable temperament, these dogs get to measure more than 70 centimeters, that is his minimum stature. They are a very famous breed in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and other countries where grazing and security are a staple. English Mastiff Your loyalty is admirable. Its weight ranges between 120 kilos. They are long-lived dogs, so they will accompany you for a lifetime. Its measures: 70 - 80 cm in height and 80-100 kg in weight. Its fur is short and its color may vary, but its ears, snout and nose will always be black. Newfoundland He was raised to be the companion of the fishermen of Newfoundland, Canada. It has an impressive muscular structure. He is an innate swimmer, thanks to his palmate legs and thick fur. Komondor It is a very peculiar breed. It is a guard dog and perfect for grazing, but definitely its main attraction is its fur, much like a mop, each strand falls naturally in the form of a rasta. His height ranges from 65 to 90 centimeters. Greyhound or Scottish Hound It is a hunting dog, originally from the highlands of Scotland. Although it has the strength to hunt any animal that is in its path, its fidelity and character make it the best company. Yes, they have to do a lot of exercise, they are VERY active dogs. Saint Bernard We all remember the legendary "Bethoveen". Descends from the Newfoundland and is recognized as a "lion". It is very quiet, ideal to be friends with children. Its origins of the Swiss Alps, make it the dog for the assistance of the traveler. Its height can exceed 80 centimeters. As for care: it requires a lot of cleaning, especially in eyes and ears, since they are prone to infections. Black russian terrier It's THE police dog. Known as "Stalin's dog", his race was raised as a guardian. They are dogs that have an average height of 76 centimeters, but that are quite slender, weigh around 50 kilos. His intelligence is one of his great strengths. They are very responsible and exact, they are very correct learners. Great Dane This race became VERY famous after the cartoon Scooby Doo gave us a real idea of ​​its size. They have a delicate personality, they are very friendly and not shy at all. They can measure a little more than 85-90 centimeters. You must walk daily, because you have some important details to take care of in your health. Landseer Its origins come from Germany and Switzerland. Its height may vary, since it depends on the genre. The males measure between 72 to 80 centimeters and the females from 67 to 72. A curious fact is that the name of this breed is in honor of the painter Edwin Landseer, a specialist in animal painting, who painted several pictures where these dogs rescue children of the waters. Kangal Your race is originated from Turkey. It is a guard dog that fights with wolves, bears and jackals to take care of the herd. Not only is it protective of animals, but it is also a very familiar dog. He is very kind to children. The biggest ones measure 76 centimeters and weigh 60 kilos. As pets they are very independent and affectionate.