Top 10 large breed dogs

The Bigger,
The Better

Leave the pampered Pomeranians to celebrities and socialites--some of us look for a little more in a dog, whether it be for an exercise companion, a playmate for children, a watchful guard, or just a big, lovable fur-ball to receive slobbery kisses from. Look no further, as PetMD has compiled a list of our top ten favorite large dog breeds to meet your every need.

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7. Great Dane

Monumental in size and personality, the Great Dane towers over other large breeds.

Often thought to be the world's tallest dog, only the Irish Wolfhound can claim to be taller.

Great Dane

Gibson the Great Dane, however, currently holds the world record for tallest dog. Great Danes are gentle giants, calm and friendly, despite their intimidating size. They do require love, attention, and plenty of space to exercise those long limbs, though, so they're ideal if you have a big backyard.

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Comments on "Top 10 large breed dogs"

Candy April 01, 2014 | 6:32 AM

If you would read the header, these are large dogs not the largest breeds!

0 March 18, 2014 | 11:35 AM

This article is NOT in size order, it is in POPULARITY order.

the_commenter February 18, 2014 | 3:34 PM


Ed January 13, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Wow, I see our american education system is still in turmoil, you must read the article and then comprehend what they are talking about, not just look at the pictures. Try thinking before you speak or post.

michelle December 19, 2013 | 4:39 PM

They also left out the Irish Wolfhound that is usually taller than the Great dane and know as the biggest overall breed!

Stephen Jacob October 11, 2013 | 10:37 PM

I don't understand, where's gone the Tibetan mastiff?

Cherie October 11, 2013 | 11:01 AM

You cant go wrong with the golden retriever.I`ve owned 2 .They were awesome with my daughter when she was little.I have 2 lovable lab mixes now.They great dogs.Pound pups r perfectly precious.

shannon October 04, 2013 | 7:17 AM

The main photo on the collie page is actually a sheltie.

christian jay cunanan September 10, 2013 | 11:03 PM

tibetan mastiff is the larger tsk..

KJ August 23, 2013 | 10:12 PM

My beautiful 45" sheep dog is 384 lbs. So shut up you don't know anything.

shawn August 04, 2013 | 9:35 AM

if you read the article their not saying that the lab is the biggest its the top 10 fav list and lab is the most popular and I agree neufs should be on this list best breed hands down

Cassidy July 31, 2013 | 1:48 AM

what about Newfoundlands they are huge

jacob (breeding specialist) July 08, 2013 | 9:31 AM

Who ever wrote this has no idea what they are talking about the Tibetan mastiff I twice the size of half these dogs this list is not accurate nor in order

Kerry June 27, 2013 | 12:23 PM

Boxers should be up there, take my boxer over a bloody poodle any day! haha

Debra June 26, 2013 | 9:49 PM

A Rottweiler is a mans best friend, but a women protector. I have a 3 1/2 month old rottweiler pup @ 15lbs.

Blythe June 10, 2013 | 10:22 PM

I don't think people are getting the point of this article. They are not placing the dogs in size, put in temperament and personality. They aren't saying a Great Dane is smaller than a Labrador, they are comparing temperaments, and which breeds are better than some (Don't get me wrong, all breeds are great!).

Al June 07, 2013 | 11:30 PM

I call b.s

Nancy June 04, 2013 | 2:33 PM

I am looking for the best dog for me and my family. We are family of 5. Our Rottwieler passed away last night. :'( He is in a better place now. His hip was giving out. :( His name was Tiny. He was my best friend until the day he died. :( We are looking for the best dog. :) We miss our dog very much. :(

Ben May 29, 2013 | 10:34 AM

What a stupid article, how on earth do they think that a Labrador is bigger than a Great Dane. Wtf

Katie-Lee Faulkner May 21, 2013 | 9:31 AM

I have always dreamed of owning a large dog, especially a Rottweiler! This was a great guide for prospective owners.

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