Large dog breeds are dogs that weigh 60 lbs and more. Giant dog breeds weigh 90 lbs or more. Large and giant dog breeds have a shorter lifespan (life expectancy) in comparison to other breeds. Big dog breeds usually have more puppies in a litter. Large dogs need more living space and are more popular in the suburbs where most people have houses with backyards and plenty of space for a large dog. Owners of big dogs know that veterinary visits are pricier with large breeds. Big dog breeds may be predisposed to certain canine genetic diseases such as dog arthritis and other joint conditions due to more pressure on joints caused by more body weight. Traveling with large dogs is more expensive. Dog food and dog toys for large dogs can be more expensive. Before you commit yourself to getting a specific large dog breed, do a thorough research and find out how active the breed is and how much maintenance and grooming the large dog breed requires. Can you spend two or three hours each day on being active with your big dog, walking the dog, training and playing with your big pet? Some large dog breeds are more active and need hours of exercise each day, while others may be lazy big dogs that enjoy spending most of the day relaxing on a couch. Consider your living situation - having a large, fenced yard where the large dog can run around and explore will be very helpful on days when you do not have much time to spend on walking the dog. Some large dog breeds shed more than others and may need more time and financial resources from the owner for coat care and professional dog groomer appointments (unless you choose to do all the grooming and coat care at home). Each dog breed has unique shedding patterns throughout a year, unique dog training, dog care and dog grooming needs. We want you to be more prepared for being a great owner of the large dog breed of your choice after visiting our site. List of large dog breeds with photos is located below.
Compare large dog breeds
Detailed comparison between the large dog breeds provides key differences between the large breeds. The large dog breed comparison includes sizes of the dogs, trainability, bite force, dog's top speed, loyalty of the large dog to the owner, how well the dog gets along with children and with other dogs, overall health of each of the compared dog breeds and many other important factors.
Big dog breeds list and pictures
Large dog breeds list and pictures
Afghan Hounds are large dogs with a lot of style and grace. Potential owners need to be aware of intense grooming requirements of this large dog.
Giant dogs such as the Anatolian Shepherd are suitable for homes with a large territory where the dog can stay busy every day. This is a unique large dog breed that is not suitable for most pet owners.