Top 10 Largest Dog Breeds


Until his recent death, the biggest dog in the world was called Zeus, and he was a Great Dane. It is not yet known what other dogs in the world today come close to Zeus’ 44 inches (111.8 cm) length from feet to withers, his 155 lbs (70.3 kg) in weight, or his 7’4″ height when standing on his hind legs.

Although the quest for the world’s biggest dog is still ongoing, there are plenty of other breeds one could choose from if a big dog is what they’re after. It has to be said however, that even though Great Danes are well known for being the largest dog breed in the world, there are a few other breeds that grow to impressive sizes. Let us then take a look at the ten largest dog breeds in the world.


The Kuvasz originates in Tibet, but was mostly bred throughout the years in Hungary and other central European countries. As adults, Kuvasz dogs can reach 30 inches in height and around 150 pounds in weight. This particular breed can be recognized by its thick white fur, but also by its impressive size. Throughout history, Kuvasz dogs have been associated with the Hungarian royal family, being the preferred hunting and guard dogs of many Hungarian monarchs.