What Is The Largest Breed Of Dog Known To Man ?

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What Is The Largest Breed Of Dog Known To Man ?


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There are many dog breeds which are considered to be larger. However, interesting aspects come to the fore when the largest of them are to be identified. One of the vital aspects is the weight, which must be a minimum of 150 pounds. In contrast, there are some breeds which are considered to be largest though they weight as low as 4 to 6 pounds.

Mentioned below are some of the vital stats of dogs such as a Saint Bernard, Great Dane and Black Russian Terrier, which are considered to be the largest.

Black Russian Terrier:
The Black Russian Terrier is a member of the Schnauzer family and was groomed in Russia in the 50s for defense activities. It grows up to 30 inches tall and can weigh up to 145 pounds.

The Gentle Saint Bernard:
The Saint Bernard was named after Archdeacon Bernard de Menthon, founder of the Hospice in the Swiss Alps. This dog stands at 25 - 27 1/2 inches, and can weigh up to 200 pounds.

The Anatolian Shepherd:
The Anatolian Shepherd measures from about 27 - 29 inches. Originating in Turkey, the Anatolian Shepherd's roots are as an ancient guardian dog.

Apart from the ones mentioned above, the Newfoundland is a large water rescue dog. On the other hand, Hercules is considered as one amongst world's largest and biggest dogs. It is an English Mastiff, and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds, which has earned the dog a place in the Guinness Book of World Records also.

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