15 dog breeds that can grow up to dwarf their owners
Before adopting a dog, we need to carefully factor in a number of things, with size being an important consideration. As a heads-up, here are 15 dog breeds that grow to an enormous size!
Some people don't like big breeds as they lack space at home. Others prefer them, not only for their appearance, but also the security and protection they provide.
This breed can weigh up to 70 kg. Their fur may give them a bear-like look, but they're affectionate and easy going dogs.
Whether puppies or adults, this breed is gentle, but can weigh up to 65 kg.
This breed has a thick, lion-like mane. Adults can weigh a hefty 45 to 72 kg
French Mastiff puppies are small, cute and hard to educate. Once fully grown, they can weigh up to 63 kg.
This breed can weigh up to 45 kg but these dogs are known for their extremely gentle nature.
Saint Bernards can reach a 1m shoulder height and weigh more than 113 kg.
7. Great Dane
This breed is large, strong and powerful. Great Danes, however, are easy to educate, docile and get along well with kids and other animals.
8. Scottish Greyhound
This breed is friendly, sociable, obedient and gets very attached to their owner. Adults can weigh between 36 and 45 kg.
As puppies, they have a cute, fluffy white coat. They can grow up into gigantic adults, with a shoulder height of 80 cm and a weight of around 52 kg.
10. Irish Greyhound
This breed is incredibly gentle and affectionate. An adult can weigh an impressive 80 kg.
This breed is irresistibly cute and adorable. As adults, however, they can weigh a staggering 100 kg!
This breed is very loyal, courageous and obedient. As adults, they're huge and can weigh up to 70 kg.
13. Cane Corso
These large dogs can weigh over 45 kg. Even so, they're loving and enjoy a good cuddle.
This breed is bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Their large size doesn't undermine their adorably cute appearance.
This breed is very loyal, affectionate and gets on well with both adults and kids. They're sometimes wary of strangers and can weigh up to 58 kg.