7 Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Pets

Mastiff: Among the biggest dog breeds in both height and weight. Historically used for fighting, guarding, wolf hunting, and bear and bull baiting

Irish Wolfhound: A giant breed with an average height of 76cm. Roots trace back to the 19th century. Known as a gentle giant in adulthood but can be boisterous and enormous as puppies. Recognizable for being both tall and broad.

Saint Bernard: Known as the quintessential giant breed, originating from a Swiss monastery. Affable and easy-going with friends but wary of strangers.

Newfoundland: A massive breed, weighing around 60.5kg on average. Originated in Newfoundland, Canada, as sled and water dogs.

Dogue de Bordeaux: French Mastiff with a reddish fawn color and a wrinkled face. Versatile history, from war and hunting to companionship.

Leonberger: A glamorous giant breed resembling a lion, created by crossing St Bernards, Newfoundlands, and Pyrenean Mountain Dogs.

Anatolian Shepherd: A giant livestock guarding and droving breed from the Central Anatolian Plateau. Stands at 71-81cm and weighs 41-64kg.