Giant dog breeds (32) | MyDogBreeds

great dane dog

Great Dane

Known as the Deutsche Dogge or Apollo of dogs, the giant-breed Great Dane hails from Germany and not Denmark as many people believe. The large Grea..

Companion dogGiant dogGermany
bernese mountain dog dog

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog comes from the Swiss Alps and is one of four separate breeds called Sennenhund or “Alpine pasture dog”. The Name Bernese Moun..

Working dogGiant dogSwitzerland
english mastiff dog

English Mastiff

Throughout most of history there have been images created by people of very large, sturdy dogs that they shared their space with. The English Mastiff ..

Molosser dogsGiant dogUnited Kingdom
newfoundland dog dog

Newfoundland Dog

The Newfoundland dog is a large working dog. They were bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland, an eastern provin..

Working dogGiant dogCanada
neapolitan mastiff dog

Neapolitan Mastiff

An ancient breed, the Neapolitan Mastiffs are massive dogs with a history of protecting their family and their property. The breed has deep rooted pro..

Molosser dogsGiant dogItaly
anatolian shepherd dog

Anatolian Shepherd

Up in the mountains of central Turkey, in the region called Anatolia, a large, strong and rugged dog breed was born and is honored today on a postal s..

Working dogGiant dogTurkey
american mastiff dog

American Mastiff

The history of the American Mastiff is entirely tied to the old European Mastiffs but in particular the English Mastiff. The developers of the America..

Molosser dogsGiant dogUnited States
leonberger dog

Leonberger

Hailing from Germany, and more specifically the city of Leonberg, the Leonberger is a giant dog breed. A resident of Leonberg, Germany, was looking..

Working dogGiant dogGermany
alaunt dog

Alaunt

Alaunt is an extinct breed that existed 3000 years ago since 300 years ago. They were very popular dogs and people used them for many different tasks...

Working dogGiant dogAfghanistan
bully kutta dog

Bully Kutta

This well built, powerful dog breed is also known as Indian Alangu Mastiff or Pakistani Mastiff. These dogs come from the Punjab and Sindh region of t..

Miscellaneous dogsGiant dogIndia
irish wolfhound dog

Irish Wolfhound

It is believed that the Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed and that it was brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC. These dogs were bred as hunting..

Hound dogGiant dogIreland
alangu mastiff dog

Alangu Mastiff

Alangu Mastiff is a breed that originates from southern India. Since the very beginning of this breed, it has been used as guard dogs and official dog..

Working dogGiant dogPakistan
francais blanc et orange dog

Francais Blanc et Orange

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is one of the three versions of the Chien Francais. There is the Francais Blanc et Noir and the Francais Tricolor...

Hound dogGiant dogFrance
mountain burmese dog

Mountain Burmese

The Burmese Mountain Dog is quite often taken to be the Bernese Mountain Dog, a Swiss farm dog. However, the Burmese Mountain Dog comes not from Switz..

Sporting dogGiant dogMyanmar
gaddi kutta dog

Gaddi Kutta

The Gaddi Kutta is mountain dog of the mastiff line from northern India. They are mostly found in the western Himalayas and Himachal Pradesh. It is al..

Molosser dogsGiant dogIndia
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Billy

The Billy (or Billie) Dog is a rare breed developed in France and mostly still only found in France. Created in the 19th century by Monsieur Gaston Hu..

Hound dogGiant dogFrance
pyrenean mastiff dog

Pyrenean Mastiff

The Pyrenean Mastiff originates from Spain, descending from ancient livestock guardian-type dogs. They have always been used as guardians, looking ..

Working dogGiant dogSpain
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Bisben

There is a lot of mystery surrounding this large herding dog said to come out of the Himalaya Mountains of Asia. The belief is that sheepdogs were cro..

Working dogGiant dogIndia
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American Molossus

Based on the massive dog of Mesopotamia in 5000 BC, the American Molossus is the same dog recreated in the United States by and for the lovers of thes..

Molosser dogsGiant dogUnited States
american staghound dog

American Staghound

The American Staghound is hunting dog and type of sighthound that is not recognized as a separate breed. They have historically been bred to hunt coyo..

Hound dogGiant dogUnited States
moscow watchdog dog

Moscow Watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog is a cross between the Caucasian Oytcharka, the St. Bernard and other Russian hound dogs. This large breed dog was developed in th..

Working dogGiant dogRussia
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Nebolish Mastiff

With the Mastiff breeds, the rarest and the smallest is the Nebolish Mastiff. Bred to be more agile than the giant mastiffs, the Nebolish was develope..

Molosser dogsGiant dogCanada
scottish deerhound dog

Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is considered the Royal Dog of Scotland. It is a sighthound that is large and bred to hunt large Red Deer. They are similar in ..

Hound dogGiant dogUnited Kingdom
shiloh shepherd dog

Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is currently a hybrid that breeders are attempting to develop into a new breed. New York breeder, Tina Barber, out of Shiloh Sheph..

Companion dogGiant dogUnited States
irish mastiff hound dog

Irish Mastiff Hound

The Irish Mastiff Hound is a huge dog – a mix of the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound. Both of these dogs have been around for a long time a..

Companion dogGiant dogUnited States
spanish mastiff dog

Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff is a giant breed that comes from Spain. He has always been a guardian dog. He is an ancient dog breed, in fact dating back to m..

Working dogGiant dogSpain
st bernard dog

St. Bernard

The St Bernard breed was once called the Alpine Cattle Dogs or the Alpine Mountain Dogs. They have always been farm dogs and mountain dogs in the Fren..

Working dogGiant dogSwitzerland
kars dog dog

Kars Dog

The Kars Dog is found in Turkey, hailing more specifically from the Kars province, after which it is named. He actually has a long history of at least..

Working dogGiant dogTurkey
cao de gado transmontano dog

Cao de Gado Transmontano

The Cão de Gado Transmontano which is also known as the Transmontano Mastiff or Transmontano Cattle Dog is a large dog – in fact a giant dog breed. Th..

Molosser dogsGiant dogPortugal
broholmer dog

Broholmer

This giant dog, the Broholmer, comes from Denmark and falls into the general Molosser type of Mastiff dog. The breed was originally developed by cross..

Molosser dogsGiant dogDenmark
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Moscow Water Dog

The Moscow Water Dog was developed in the Soviet Union around the same time as other classic Soviet dogs. The Moscow Watchdog and the Black Russian Te..

Working dogGiant dogRussia
ciobanesc de bucovina dog

Ciobanesc de Bucovina

The Ciobanesc de Bucovina is a breed that developed naturally in the Carpathian Mountains (Romania and Serbia) and some regions of Bulgaria. The breed..

Working dogGiant dogRomania

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