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The Top 10 Tallest Dog Breeds
Out of all the types of dogs out there, have you ever wondered which of them are the tallest? Here are the dog breeds that make the list for the Top 10 Tallest Dog Breeds.
Kuvaszock are an ancient Hungarian breed of dog that was used to guard and protect livestock. Kuvasz dogs may not be one of the most well known breeds, but they definitely are one of the tallest dogs topping the charts at number 10.
9. Caucasian Mountain Dog
Caucasian Mountain Dogs (also known as Caucasian Shepherd Dogs) come in many different forms and types which vary from country to country. Although Caucasian Shepherd Dogs aren't so well known throughout the US, they're more popular in countries such as Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Northern Caucasus.
8. The Swiss Mountain Dog
Swiss Mountain Dogs (also known as Swiss Cattle Dogs and Sennenhunds) are breed of dog that originated from the Swiss Alps. Swiss Cattle Dogs come in four different types which display different sizes and various unique tricolour coats. Some Sennenhunds are tall enough to make the top 10 tallest dogs list, while others are more on the medium size in height depending on what type of Swiss Cattle Dogs they are.
7. Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Deerhounds are an ancient breed of sighthounds that were at one time used to hunt Red Deer by coursing; today Scottish Deerhounds are often times just regular, loving family pets.
Borzoi are Russian sighthounds that carry the appearance of a long haired Greyhound. They are gentle, quiet dogs that rarely bark. Despite their large size, they do not make good watch dogs since Borzoi have low territorial drives.
5. Anatolian Shepherd
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog are ancient dogs that have been around for at least 6,000 years. Anatolian Shepherds were bred and used as guardian dogs to protect livestock from animals such as jackals, wolves, bears, and sometimes cheetahs.
4. English Mastiff
When is comes to the size of mass, English Mastiffs are the largest breed of dogs. English Mastiffs generally come in fawn coats with black masks, but they can also come in brindle and other rare colour variations.
3. St. Bernard
Saint Bernards are a breed of working dogs that originated from the Swiss and Italian Alps. St. Bernards are most well known for their heroic behavior of saving people in snow storms. These giant dogs make great family pets and are very gentle with children as long as they are properly trained as socialized form a young age.
2. Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhounds are often times considered as the tallest breed of dog, and this is true in the sense that Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest dogs on average. That being said, Irish Wolfhounds tend to stay relatively close to their "average height range" and do not surpass that average relatively very often. If they do however surpass their average height it isn't by "that much" of a margin in comparison to the breed of dog that takes first place in the countdown for the Top 10 Tallest Dogs.
1. The Great Dane
The number one tallest breed of dog is the Great Dane. Although on average this giant dog breed isn't taller than the Irish Wolfhound at the withers, Great Danes very often grow outside of their tallest average height range, and it's not uncommon for these giant dogs to surpass their average height by roughly almost "6 to 10 full inches" at the withers which is "far" taller than Irish Wolfhounds that even fall on the taller side for their breed.
Plus, even in circumstances when Irish Wolfhounds are taller than Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds have short necks, so when standing side to side Great Danes are "generally" actually taller than Irish Wolfhounds when compared to one another in those circumstances.