The range of size, shape, color, character and purpose for which dogs are bred is jaw-dropping. Over hundreds of years, different dogs in different geographic areas have been sharpened by people to assume certain parts, from tracker to gatekeeper, from herder to buddy.
For some of these breeds, size has been a significant part in the quest for flawlessness, regardless of whether that was to chase greater or quicker game or gatekeeper a home with more terrorizing, or even to have the mass to make due in freezing areas. Of the many dog breeds the world over, here are nine of the largest.
1. Great Dane
The Great Dane is widely perceived as the largest dog breed by the American Kennel Club, at any rate as far as stature. The Great Dane is a breed of German cause and its German name of Deutsche Dogge implies German mastiff. Nonetheless, prior to setting down legitimate roots in Germany, the dogs that in the end turned into the Great Dane breed came from a crossbreed between English mastiffs and Irish wolfhounds.
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