The largest dog breed in terms of height, measured at the shoulder, is the Great Dane. When it comes to mass, however, the English Mastiff is the biggest.Continue Reading
Great Danes can grow to average heights of 28 to 34 inches at the shoulder and weights between 100 to 200 pounds. English Mastiffs do not stand higher than 30 inches, but they can weigh up to 220 pounds.
The largest single dog in the world is Zeus, a Great Dane who weighs 150 pounds and measures 3-feet 8-inches in height. Although large dog breeds are often intimidating, most possess a mild temperament and are very friendly; traits that are highly desirable in a companion or family pet. Both breeds are loyal and have strong, protective instincts.Learn more about Dogs
The Russian toy is the smallest breed of dog on average, and ranges in weight from 3 to 6 pounds and 8 to 10 inches in height. Toy fox terriers are a close seconds, with an average weight between 3 1/2 to 9 pounds.Full Answer >
A giant Doberman, colloquially known as a "warlock," is an oversized Doberman pinscher that may have been crossed with a bigger breed, such as a Great Dane or a Rottweiler. Purebred Dobermans are medium-sized dogs and unlikely to approach the size of giant breeds. Kennels do not officially recognize warlocks.Full Answer >
A merle Great Dane is a dog of the Great Dane breed that has a mottled coat consisting of a gray or light-cream background and small black spots. Merle Great Danes are often produced when breeding for harlequin-coat Great Danes, dogs that have black spots on white fur.Full Answer >
A boxer-Great Dane mix is a breed of dog known as a "designer dog" or "hybrid dog" and comprises characteristics from both the boxer breed and the Great Dane breed. This mixed dog will have characteristics from its purebred parents, although it is impossible to know which characteristics the dog will inherit.Full Answer >