17 Tallest Dog Breeds You’ll Adore Story


Tallest Dog Breeds You’ll Adore

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Everyone has their favorite breed. Some really love toy dogs, others love working dogs, and then there are those of us that simply cannot resist a big beast of a pup.

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When considering tall breeds, note that most are also hefty in weight. Some are deemed giant breeds, and here are the 17 most recognized. 

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Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Sometimes better known as Great Pyrenees, these dogs are absolutely gorgeous, with thick white coats, soulful eyes, and deep history. They were flock-guarding mountain dogs from Spain and France.


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Saint Bernard

The big fluffy darling of the giant dog family, Saint Bernard, is intimidating in size and as loving and calm as any dog could possibly be. They often measure 27 inches at the shoulder and can weigh as much as 180-200 lbs.


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Scottish Deerhound

Some like to compare Scottish Deerhounds to Irish Wolfhounds. On the face of it, Deerhounds are slightly smaller than wolfhounds. They stand around 32 inches and can weigh up to 110 lbs.

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South Russian Ovcharka

Big and hairy, and potentially mistaken for a white Saint Bernard, the Ovcharka stands 26 inches and clocks in at 110 lbs. Their fringes cover their eyes, making them hard for strangers to read.

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Tibetan Mastiff

This breed resembles a beast out of a comic book creepy tale. Some even say its thick neck coat makes it look a little like a lion. It stands 26 inches and can weigh up to 140 lbs.

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