“Go big or go home” is not only popular in American sports. The expression is also a popular approach to decision-making. Sometimes this also applies to keeping dogs as pets. Cuddling with your dog is especially nice if it is a large breed. Once past their sheer size, which can be intimidating at first, large canines are usually very good natured and loving.
Which dogs are considered giant breeds of dogs is open to interpretation, although there are breeds that are clearly some of the largest in the world.
To compile a list of the largest dog breeds in the United States, Tempo checked the American Kennel Club data 24/7. We have only considered breeds with males weighing at least 70 pounds.
Extra large dogs were bred for hunting or protection in the past. You usually need it daily also train as a socialization to develop these instincts.
Another factor to consider before adding a huge four-legged member to your family is life expectancy. The average lifespan of a dog is between 10 and 13 years. However, the life expectancy of larger dogs is several years lower. These 26 dog breeds have the shortest lifespan.
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To determine the largest dog breeds in the U.S., Tempo reviewed information on each of the 282 dog breeds currently listed by the American Kennel Club, the nation’s registry of purebred dogs, 24/7. We have only considered breeds with males weighing at least 70 pounds, according to the information the AKC provides on each breed. Information on popularity, height, temperament, and breed category also came from the AKC.