Dogs are indeed wonderful animals and are best suited for any type of household environment. There is no question about their loyalty and the night time security they provide. Most people keep dogs at their homes for security while others just keep them as a hobby. There are a number of Tallest Dogs that are presently alive. These Alive tall Dogs have different origins and genetic history. Below is the list of 10 Tallest Dogs.
10. Whippet (19-22 inches)
On number 10 we have the medium sized hound and class of dogs, the Whippet. The entire body of this dog is long and leaned with a large gap between the two ears. The noses of such dogs come in different colors ranging from black to dark blue. The heights of these dogs are from 19-22 inches. They are also known to have an aggressive nature against cats.
9. Perro de Presa Canario (21-25 inches)
These dogs are also classified as one of the most powerful and strongest among the dog breeds. The area of origination of this dog breed is considered to be the Canary Islands. They are also considered to be outstanding dogs when it comes to guarding something. The height of these dogs ranges from 21-25 inches according to different sources.
8. Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) 23-30 inches
Many of the studies assert that these dogs possess the largest head when it comes to the size of the head in the entire canine class or in the animals belonging to the canine class. The average sizes of these dogs are from 23-30 inches according to many sources.
7. Neapolitan Mastiff (26-30 inches)
These dogs are among the most fearless of all the class of dogs. They are known to protect their master at all times and in the true sense prove to be Man’s best partner. The weights of these dogs are normally more than 300 pounds according to many sources. The heights of these dogs can range from 26-30 inches.
6. Newfoundland (27-29 inches)
The Newfoundland class of dogs is considered to be the strongest of them all. They even out number of a few features of the Great Dane and Irish wolfhound. Some of these dogs have a weight of more than 200 lbs. The largest of the dogs in this class was measured to be more than 6 feet.
5. Leonberger (28-31.5 inches)
The naming of these dogs has been derived from a German City and there are also a number of myths behind the naming of these dogs. These dogs are considered to be very responsible and courageous in nature. The heights of these dogs range from 28 to 31.5 pounds according to different sources.
4. Anatolian Shepherd (28-33 inches)
These dogs are considered to be one of the most muscular and strongest breed among the dogs. They were used mostly in the olden days for the guarding of the sheep and for other protection purposes. The average heights of these dogs range from 28-33 inches. The weight of these dogs ranges from 90 to 150 pounds.
3. St Bernard (27.5 to 35.5 inches)
This dog is well known for its exhibition of bravery and a great deal of courage in the rescue missions and so for this purpose they are mostly used by the rescue teams and squads. There was also a dog belonging to this class who held the record of being the heaviest of all dogs. The height of these dogs ranges from 27.5 to 35.5 inches according to reliable sources, but some variations can be there based on the origins.
2. Great Dane (around 37- 40 inches)
There is no doubt in saying that these dogs are considered to be among the tallest dogs in the world. According to Guinness Book of World Records the title of being the tallest dogs is held by this particular class of dogs. But many other sources claim that they are smaller in height than the Irish Wolfhounds. The height of these dogs ranges from 39- 43 inches. This height is just roundabout as there are a number of sources that claim the heights to be a bit different, so the height mentioned is just approximate.
1. Irish Wolfhound (Minimum Height 32 inches)
At number 1 we have the tallest of all breeds of dogs and they are named as the Irish Wolfhounds. Many of the sources assert that these dogs are the tallest of all the dog breeds, but indeed there is a disagreement between the sources. All of them agree on the point that these minimum height of these dogs at a very young age goes to 32 inches and maximum beyond 40 inches. Some of the sources even claim these dogs can reach to 7 feet if they stand upright on their hind legs.