Guide to Pet Dog Breeds
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Large Size Dog Directory.




Large Sized Dog Breeds :-

Large-sized dogs are classified as dog breeds weighing 60 or more pounds, some like Bull Mastiffs are very large dogs and can weigh over 250 pounds.
Sometimes very large dogs are refeered to as "Giant Breeds" these may include Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds etc.
It is important to note that large does not necessarily equal fieirce, Bull Mastiffs for instance, are
very child friendly

Large Sized Dog Breeds
Average Size
Average Weight
Dog Group
Comments

Afghan Hound

63-74 cm
25-29 ins.
 23-27 kg. 50-60 lb.
Hound
Afghans are elegant, independent, keen, sensitive, loyal, loving companions, calm and patient they are tolerant of children and most other pets. They can often appear unintelligent and this combined with their independent nature can make them difficult to train.

Airedale Terrier

56-61 cm
22-24 ins.
20-23 kgs. 44-50 lbs.
Terrier
Feisty and independent, can be affectionate and good with children and other animals if socialised with them from an early age. Good temperament with a possessive nature towards owner, which makes them good all-round family dogs

Alaskan Husky

 

Bernese Mountain Dog

 

Bloodhound

58-69 cm 23-27 ins
36-50 kgs. 100-110 lb
Hound
Affectionate, affable, sensitive and sometimes reserved dogs. Good with children but can often knock them over.Generally good with strangers, other pets and unfamiliar dogs.
Enjoys company making them ideal family dogs.

Borzoi

68-74 cm. 27-29 ins
35-48 kgs. 75-105 lbs.
Hound
Large sleek, elegant dogs, agile and strong with a great liking for the chase.
Generally very quiet dogs at home only barking occasionally but have a tendency to chase smaller animals if off the leash.. Good with children and other household pets.

Bouvier des Flandres

 

Boxer

53-63cm
21-25in.
25-32kg. 55-70lbs.
Working Group
Dogs that are quiet, intelligent, playful and fun to be around, they are a great choice for a family with children. Easy to train they are dedicated and easily become devoted to a family whilst sometimes being reserved around strangers. With their smooth coat they reqiure little grooming.

Briard

58-69 cm
23-27 ins.
33-34 kg 74-76 lbs.
Pastoral group
Calm, bold and courageous. Loyal to owners and intelligent making them responsive to commands and easily trainable.
Fits well into family environment but may need their boisterous nature curbing from an early age.

Bullmastiff

70-76 cm
27-30 ins.
79-86 kgs.
170-190 lb.
Working

A true gentle giant, while they are powerful and courageous they are also calm, gentle and protective.
Very loyal and enjoying the company of humans especially families they make great family pets. \Good with children especially if socialised early.

 

Chow Chow

 

Collie

51-61 cm
20-24 ins.
8-30 kgs. 40-66.lbs.
Pastoral
Collies make great family pets because they love to be with people, and love to be part of the family. They are great with children and often take a special interest in them. A highly intelligent dog that is easy to train, they will bond quickly and easily with a family and easily become watchful and protective of the home.

Curly Coated Retriever

 

Doberman Pinscher

65-69cm
25-27 ins.
30-40kg. 66-88 lbs.
Working
Large, athletic dog, very robust and fearless making them excellent gaurd dogs. Easily trained they are very intelligentl and are oyal and affectionate towards their owners but they do need early socialisation which makes them good with childre and other pets

English Foxhound

53-69cm. 21-27 ins.
25-34 kg. 55-75 lbs
Hound
Friendly, energetic dogs that are large and eager and love the company of other dogs and animals. Highly active, friendly, and extremely alert, these dogs have plenty of stamina and endurance. Moderately easy to train they make independent but very affectionate pets.

English Setter

61-69 cm 24-27 ins
25-30 kgs. 55- 66 lbs
Gundog
Graceful, elegant dogs with plenty of energy. Friendly dog, excellent with children, has a soft mouth but can be lively and exhuberant.

Finnish Spitz

 

Flat Coated Retriever

56-58 cm 22-23 in.
26-34 kg. 57-77 lb.
Gundog
A kind natured dog not aggressive, intelligent and easy to train learning commands very quickly.
Reliable, trustworthy, calm, friendly, gentle and confident. A very popular dog that is very eager to please you and is always ready to have fun.

German Pinscher

 

German Shepherd

59-64 cm
23-25 ins.
34- 44 kg. 75- 97 lb.
Pastoral Group
A multi purpose breed, apart from pets their more obvious uses are Guard Dogs, Police Dogs and Guide Dogs.
Loyal and protective these dogs can make ideal family pets but need to be socialised from puppies


German Shorthaired Pointer

53-64 cm
21-25 ins.
27-32 kg 60-70 lb
Gundog
Lively exhuberant dogs full of energy and enthusiasm Enjoys lots of exercise and games. Intelligent, easy to train learning new commands easily. Good family dog, great with children and other pets

German Wirehaired Pointer

 

Giant Schnauzer

60-70 cm 23-27 ins.
32-35 kg 770-77 lb
Working Dogs
Intellgent, alert dogs, bold and brave but calm and reliable. Loyal and affectionate
Reasonably easy to train good with children and other pets

Golden Retriever

52-62 cm 20-24 ins
27-37 kg 60-82lbs.
Gundog
This is another breed that has a lot of energy and will want to play for hours. Golden retrievers are intelligent, easy to train,loyal, and with a life span of 10-12 year will be a long time family member.

Gordon Setter

62-66cm. 24-26 ins.
25-30 kg 55-65 lbs
Gundog

Happy, outgoing dogs that are also fearless, bold and affectionate. Quite easy to train they are generally obedient, make ideal family pets or working gundogs, they are great with children and other animals although they can be shy with strangers, Generally alert they make excellent watchdogs. 

 

Great Dane

71-76 cm 28-39 ins,
46-54 kg. 100-120 lb
Working Dog
Exhuberant, outgoing dogs that can sometimes be stubborn and independent. Moderately easy to train (but easy to housetrain). Likes to be part of the family and if exercised properly will often be quiet at home, Generally make good guard dog possibly due to appearance rather than aggression..

Great Pyrenees

 

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

 

Greyhound

69-76 cm 27-30 ins.
27-32 kg
60-70 lbs.
Hound
Loyal, affectionate, calm dogs with a wonderful even temper. Loves human company and belonging to a family, despite appearances loves to relax at home.after walks. Loves children and are generally very affectionate. 

Ibizan Hound

 

Irish Setter

64-69cm 25-27 ins
27-32 kg 60-70 lbs
Gundogs
Extremely active, often excitable dogs that are also affectionate and loyal. Great with children and family pets they make an ideal pet dog for active families.
Reasonably easy to train they learn new commands quickly.

Irish Water Spaniel

 

Irish Wolfhound

71-80 cm 28-31 ins.
41-55 kg 90-120 lb
Hounds
This large dog is friendly, gentle and affectionate.although can be independent. Moderately intelligent making them fairly easy to train. Good guard dogs and great with kids being gentle and calm, although their sheer size can lead to them accidently knocking over babies and toddlers

Labrador Retriever

56-58 cm. 22-23 in.
26-34 kg. 57-77 lb.
Gundog
A kind natured dog not aggressive, intelligent and easy to train learning commands very quickly.
Reliable, trustworthy, calm, friendly, gentle and confident. A very popular dog that is very eager to please you and is always ready to have fun.

Mastiff

70-76 cm
27-30 ins.
79-86 kg
170-190 lb.
Working dogs
A true gentle giant, while they are powerful and courageous they are also calm, gentle and protective.
Very loyal and enjoying the company of humans especially families they make great family pets. \Good with children especially if socialised early.

Newfoundland

 

Old English Sheepdog

 
Otter Hound
 
Pointer
53-64 cm
21-25 ins.
27-32 kg 60-70 lbs
Gundog
Lively exhuberant dogs full of energy and enthusiasm Enjoys lots of exercise and games. Intelligent, easy to train learning new commands easily. Good family dog, great with children and other pets
Rhodesian Ridgeback
 
Rottweiler
58-69 cm
23-27 ins
41-50 kg
90-110 lb
Working group
Bold, courageous and confident dogs they are calm ,affectionate and protective but often not very demonstrative even with their owners.Very intelligent and one of the easiest dogs to train, however this should be done from early age. Good with kids and other pets but can be very protective.
Saint Bernard
 
Saluki
 
Scottish Deerhound
 
Weimaraner
56-69cm
22-27in
32-39kg
70-86lb
Gundog
Friendly,obedient, alert and active dog with a protective and exhuberant nature.
Likes to develop close bonds with their owners.
Loyal, intelligent and obedient, making them easy to train.
Great with children
 
 

 

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