World's Largest Dog Breeds - Huge Dog Breed Names with Pictures


A strong, athletic South African dog, the boerboel is protective and sporty. Their name comes from the Dutch word “Boer,” meaning farmer, indicating their loyalty to Dutch and German settlers who came in South Africa in the mid-1600s. 

Tosa Inu

Shikoku's Tosa Inu, or mastiff, was a fighting dog. The Shikoku Inu was crossed with mastiffs, bulldogs, Great Danes, and German pointers to create this breed. 

Saint Bernard

Dog breed Saint Bernards are gentle giants. This breed, from the Swiss Alps, is large and kind. Saint Bernards are distinguished by their large head, deep-set eyes, and expressive face with sagging jowls. 

Great Dane

The Great Dane, known as the “Apollo of dogs,” is magnificent and elegant. These majestic German gentle giants are one of the tallest dog breeds. Great Danes can reach 32 inches at the shoulders and weigh 200 pounds.


German Leonbergers are gorgeous, docile, and friendly. They exude elegance and strength with their thick double coat and muscular frame. Leonberger guys can weigh 170 pounds.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Neapolitan mastiffs are muscular Italian dogs. Its large size and wrinkled skin make it stand out. They make loyal companions due to their calm and protective attitude.

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