Dog-giants: the largest breed
Weight dogs of this ancient breed reaches 113 pounds. Breeders believe that the ancestors of the English Mastiff were the Tibetan mastiffs. Powerful dog for several millennia BC, guarded dwellings in Asia and participated in the hunting of large animals. This is a massive dog with a large head and an obligatory black mask on the face. The biggest English Mastiff Hercules, who lived in England, was in 2001, listed in the Guinness book of world records as the heaviest dog. Its owner was athlete Joe Flynn. Hercules weighed almost 128 pounds and the circumference of his neck was 96 inches. Earlier, in 1989, the biggest dog in the world was an English Mastiff of Icama Zorba, owned by Chris Iraklides living in London. Zorba the height at the withers was equal to 94 cm and weight reached 155,58 kg.
Great Dane – the pride of Germany. This breed is sometimes erroneously called the Danish dog. Looks like this is the biggest dog in the world. The breed has a balanced complexion and elegance. The dogs share common ancestry with the Mastino neapolitano – molosser dogs. In the past, dogs used for hunting on wild boars. Two well-known representative of this breed, listed in the Guinness book of records as the biggest dog in the world.
This is a blue great Dane Giant George, who lived in USA, Arizona, which had a length from nose to tail 221 centimeter, and the length of each paw was 110 centimeters. George also had a rather harmonious physique and enjoyed walking and was playingwith other dogs living in the house. His weight was 113 pounds. Because of this large pet owners were forced to change the house. George died at the age of eight years.
His successor, Zeus lives in Michigan (USA) to the family of Kevin and Denise Doorlag. He was 2.5 cm higher than George. Despite the thinness, Zeus does not suffer from loss of appetite. He eats for a day 12 to 14 bowls of food, loves chicken and steak. The dog has a lot of responsibilities: he visits hospitals and nursing homes where it is involved in dog therapy, and also earns money to save animals, being photographed with the public.
To large dogs also include Irish wolfhounds, Russian Terriers, German Leos and some other breeds. Those wishing to make such a puppy you need to remember that large breeds willful, smart, independent and do not allow to govern themselves, and – alas! – very long live. The only exception to leave the Tibetan mastiffs. They live up to 15 years.