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Giant Dog Breeds

Giant dog breeds typically stand 26+ inches at the shoulder and/or weigh 100+ pounds. Some of the breeds on this page are also listed on the Large Dog Breeds page, because some individuals are large while others are giant.

Positives and negatives, pros and cons, good and bad traits, of giant dog breeds. Each review is based on my own personal experiences and extensive research. I'm Michele Welton – breed selection consultant, obedience instructor, and published author of 15 dog books.

If you're trying to choose a dog breed, please be sure to visit my articles on choosing & finding the right dog.


Akita Inu Akita Inu Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute Anatolian Shepherd Dog Anatolian Shepherd Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dog
Bloodhound Bloodhound Borzoi Borzoi Bullmastiff Bullmastiff Cane Corso Cane Corso
Dogue de Bordeaux Dogue de Bordeaux Fila Brasileiro Fila Brasileiro Great Dane Great Dane Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Great Pyrenees Great Pyrenees Greyhound Greyhound Irish Wolfhound Irish Wolfhound Komondor Komondor
Kuvasz Kuvasz Leonberger Leonberger English Mastiff Mastiff (Old English) Neapolitan Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland Newfoundland Otterhound Otterhound Rottweiler Rottweiler Saint Bernard Saint Bernard
Scottish Deerhound Scottish Deerhound Shiloh Shepherd Shiloh Shepherd Tibetan Mastiff Tibetan Mastiff Tosa Inu Tosa Inu
SEE: tiny dog breeds
5-12" | 3-10 lbs
small dog breeds
12-15" | 10-20 lbs
midsize dog breeds
15-18" | 20-40 lbs
medium size dog breeds
18-22" | 40-60 lbs
large dog breeds
22-26" | 60-90 lbs
giant dog breeds
over 26" | over 100 lbs