Dogs and humans are living together from ages and now we can’t live without one another. Dogs are amazing companions and great pets. They are active, loyal and strong. They are our best friends and for them we are everything. They love us more than we love them. A dog is someone who will save your life before his. However, there are different kinds of dogs in the world. Some are small, some are giant and some are little like pugs and some are super strong like PitBull. If you have ever wanted to know about the strongest dog in the world, this list is for you.
10 Of The Strongest Dogs In The World
Here we have mentioned the top 10 World’s Strongest Dogs. Feel free to share this with your friends who love dogs as much as yourself.
1. English Mastiff
English Mastiff is a giant breed of dogs. They are enormous in size with massive head and great body. The modern breed of English Mastiff can be traced back to 19th century. They are very popular giant dogs. His temperament is cool, he is considered as one of the noblest giant dogs. He is one kind dog but when it comes to the danger he is also a furious dog and will do anything to save his master from any type of danger. He is amazing with kids, he will let the little ones do all the prank on himself all day long. He is loyal and gentle. He is very powerful and strong with great intelligence, courage and protective instinct.
The weight in male Mastiff can go as high as 250 pounds (113kg) and in the female, it can vary between 120-180 pounds (54 – 82 kg). They are gigantic in height and Mastiff is also big, males can grow to the minimum height of 30inches (76cm) and females can 27.5inches (70cm). Their average life expectancy is 11 years.
2. Great Dane
Great Dane is large German breed of dogs, they are domestic dogs. Great Dane is known for their huge body and big height. In Germany, they are known as Deutsche Dodge. One of the tallest dogs in the world was Great Dane “Zeus”, he was measured 112 cm (44 inches) from shoulder to paw. With this height and build, they are one of the strongest dogs in the world. They are referred as Gentle Giant, due to their temperament. They are very gentle, loyal and friendly nature. They often seek physical affection from their owners. They are not aggressive in nature, but rather friendly with other dogs too, when it comes to kids they got great patience. Kids can do all the tricks on hem but it won’t bother them. They are very dignified dogs with full of strength and elegance. When it comes to danger, their powerful muscled body is always ready to face it.
The minimum weight in male Great Dane can go up to 120 lb (54 kg) and in Female it is 100lb (45 kg). While the maximum in Males can reach 180 pounds. They have huge height, they are one of the tallest dog breeds in the world. In Male Great Dane the minimum height is 30 inch (76 cm) and in Female Great Dan, it can reach a minimum of 28 inches (71cm). Their average age is 7 years which is low as compared to other domestic dogs.
Rottweilers are the medium sized domestic dog breed, which was originally bred to herd livestock and pull carts. They are used as search dogs, guide dogs and in even police dogs. They are one of the best guard dogs in the world. They were bred to be one of them and this is the reason why they are still fearless and one of the strongest dog breed. Training is very important to keep Rottweiler’s temperament in control, if not trained proper they can be ferocious creature. Their social skill also depends upon their training. Rottweiler is very protective of their owners and they can be aggressive other strange people. They are extremely intelligent and with proper training they will be clam and awesome. They are good by nature but bad training can turn them aggressive.
The weight in Male Rottweiler can go between 50-60 kg (110 – 130 lb) while in Females it can be somewhere between 35 – 48 kg (77 – 106 lb). The height in male can be 61-69 cm (24-27 inch) while in female it can go 56-63 cm (22-25 inch). They are highly adaptive dogs. The life expectancy in Rottweiler is 10 years.
The Kangal is a livestock guardian dog, they are large in size. Kangal originated from Turkey. They were used as guarding dogs to protect the flock of sheeps from predators like Wolf, Jackals and Bear. With this protective guarding instinct they are very powerful and strong. But when it comes to their temperament towards people, they are very gentle, clam and loyal towards their owner. They are very protective and gentle with little kids, they understand them and keep their clam while playing with little kids. They are very well socialized and intelligent breed of dog.
Kangal can be large/medium in size, they are not as gigantic as Great Dane and St. Bernard but they are also big. The height in Kangal can go upto 78 cm (31 inch) with minimum height of 65 cm (26 inch). The weight in Male Kangal is between 50-63 kg and in female it is 41-54 kg.
5. St. Bernard
St. Bernard’s are working dogs originally from North Italy and Swiss Alps. They were bred to work as a rescue dog. St. Bernard is a very large breed of dogs. They are enormous in size, the tales of their rescue mission in Alps are widely know and this is one of the reason why they are famous. They are well known for their calmness. They have a friendly nature and very patient when they are playing with children. St Bernard are very large and only threat to small children is being knocked over by its large size. They are fearful and powerful. They are trained for rescue missions in Alps and it is because they are one of the strongest dog breed in the world. They get socialize easily and they are very loyal.
St Bernard is giant dogs and they weight between 65-120 kg (140-260lb), but sometimes they can reach upto 140 kg (310lb). In terms of height they can reach 70 to 90 cm (28 to 35 inch). This is pretty big in terms of dog breed.
6. Bull Dog
Bull Dogs are medium size dog breed which is very popular in England, they are also known as English Bulldog or British Bull Dog. They got wrinkled face but very muscular body; they are heavy as per their size. Bull Dog is one of the few breed whose tail is naturally short. You should never judge a Bull Dog on its size, they got more power than it look. Back in days they were bred to chase and fight with bulls, the sport was named “Baiting”. Till now they got same courage in them. But Bull Dogs are clam and loyal. They can get aggressive but it can be reduced if trained properly. They are great with children, their temperament is very gentle with kids, they developed a strong bond with kids and this is the reason why they are a family dog.
A full grown Male can go somewhere between 50-55 lb (23-25 kg) in weight while a female can 40-50lb (18-23 kg). They can grow upto 15 inches. Their average life expectancy is 9 years.
7. German Shepherd
German Shepherd is a medium size working dog originated in Germany, where they are known as Deutscher Schäferhund. Originally they were bred to herd sheep. However later in years they were used in many different professions. German Shepherds are very strong and powerful. They got great intelligence and strength. They are easy to train and they learn quickly, these are the factors why now they are in police squad and used in various military roles. Germany Shepherds are second most popular dog breed in United States of America. They are very intelligence and learn things very fast, they also response to command quickly, they obey the first command given 95% of time. A well trained German Shepherd is very calm and obedient but not trained well the German Shepherd can be aggressive. If not socialize properly than they can be over protective to their territory and can became aggressive.
The height in Male German Shepherd can go between 60-65 cm (24-26 inch) and in Females it can be 55-60 cm (22-24 inches). The weight in the breed also varies from 66-88 lb (30-40 kg) in males to 49-71 lb (22-32 kg) in females. The life expectancy of German Shepherd dog is 11 years.
8. Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky is dense coat median sized dog breed, it belong to Spitz family. They were initially used to sled dog, they are powerful and habit of living in extreme cold conditions. They can pull heavy loads trough extreme conditions and in environment of Siberia. They live in one of the toughest weather condition and it makes them strong and brave. They are very intelligent and gentle by nature until they see any danger. Given proper training to Siberian Husky they will be clam and less aggressive. They are highly energetic and need daily training and exercise. They are very patient and gentle with kids, Siberian Huskies are used by “Chukchi People” to look after their kids.
They got a very muscular body with double coat of hairs, the weight in Male Siberian Husky is between 45-60 pound (20-27 kg) and in female it varies from 35-50 pound (16-23 kg). Siberian Huskies are medium in size, their height goes from 21-24 inch (53-61 cm) and in female it is 20-22 inch (51- 56cm). The average life of Siberian Husky is 12 years.
9. American Pit Bull Terrier
American Pit Bull Terrier is a short-haired medium sized dog. They got great muscles and athletic body. Pitbull were bred for fighting. Their muscled body makes them a perfect fighter. They are agile, fast and strong. Pitbull are infamous for their aggressive nature but in reality their temperament is not bad. They are very gentle and loyal dogs. With proper training they will be socialize with other people easily. American Pit Bulls are very comfortable with dogs and they keep their patient while playing with little kids. Some people think American Pit Bull as a bad and dangerous dog but it is not true, they are amazing dogs just like others. If properly trained they will be obedient and gentle. They are misunderstood breed of dog.
They are fit and muscled; their body is in proportion which makes them active and agile. The weight in Male American Pit Bull Terrier is 25-30 kg (55-66lb) and in female it is 20-25kg (44-55lb). The height of American PitBull Male is 46-49 cm (18-19in) and in Female 43-46 cm (17-18inch). The life expectancy is 12 years.
10. Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound is a very large breed of dog originated from Ireland. They were bred to hound and guards, as their name suggest “Wolf Hunting with dogs”. They are one of the tallest dog breed in the world and they can look extremely intimidating by their size and looks. They are one of the oldest dogs living with humans. they are huge with their weight and height. Irish Wolfhound are very loyal to their owner and sometimes they might show some protective instinct against stranger. They need proper training. Irish Wolfhound are very intelligent dogs, they are the reserve in nature. They are also gentle with children but they should be trained first. They are also very trainable. They are strong and clam. A historic motto has described their nature very well by “gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked”. This is why they are also considered as a Strongest Dog in the world.
The minimum height in Irish Wolfhound males can reach 32 inches and in female it can go 30 inches. The minimum weight of male Wolfhound is 120 lb and in female it is 105 lbs. The average age of Irish Wolfhound is little low with 8 years.