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Large Dog Breeds

Large dog breeds stand about 22-26 inches high at the shoulder and weigh about 60-90 pounds. Some of the breeds on this page are also listed on the Giant Dog Breeds page, because some individuals are large while others are giant.

Positives and negatives, pros and cons, good and bad traits, of large 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.


Afghan Hound Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Akita Inu Akita Inu Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute
American Bulldog American Bulldog Appenzeller Mountain Dog Appenzeller Mountain Dog Argentine Dogo Argentine Dogo Beauceron Beauceron
Belgian Laekenois Belgian Laekenois Belgian Malinois Belgian Malinois Belgian Groenendael Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael) Belgian Tervuren Belgian Tervuren
Bernese Mountain Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Bouvier des Flandres Bouvier des Flandres Boxer Boxer Briard Briard
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chesapeake Bay Retriever Chinook Chinook Clumber Spaniel Clumber Spaniel Rough Collie Collie (Rough)
Smooth Collie Collie (Smooth) Black and Tan Coonhound Coonhound Curlycoated Retriever Curly-Coated Retriever Dalmatian Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher Doberman Pinscher English Setter English Setter Flatcoated Retriever Flat-Coated Retriever German Shepherd German Shepherd
German Shorthaired Pointer German Shorthaired Pointer German Wirehaired Pointer German Wirehaired Pointer Giant Schnauzer Giant Schnauzer Golden Retriever Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter Gordon Setter Greyhound Greyhound Ibizan Hound Ibizan Hound Irish Setter Irish Setter
Italian Spinone Italian Spinone Labrador Retriever Labrador Retriever Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog Louisiana Catahoula
Leopard Dog
Mixed Breed Mixed Breed
Old English Sheepdog Old English Sheepdog Otterhound Otterhound English Pointer Pointer (English) Rhodesian Ridgeback Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler Rottweiler Saluki Saluki Sloughi Sloughi Standard Poodle Standard Poodle
Weimaraner Weimaraner White Shepherd White German Shepherd
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