The story of two Floridians and their foster Great Danes
There are a lot of extra-large dogs. According to this list, there are 15 dogs classified as “extra-large” dogs. I’ve put together this simple list of 7 gargantuan dogs and awesome photos that show how truly huge they are.
Fun fact: The Irish Wolfhound is (generally) the tallest of all dog breeds, with the males being between 34-35 inches tall at the shoulder.
Fun fact: It’s true: most Old English Sheepdogs cannot see with the fur in front of their eyes. The hair on their head is usually trimmed or put in a knot on top of their heads. Source
Fun fact: The Great Pyrenees generally has double dewclaws on it’s hind legs. Why? “It is believed that the double dewclaws help the Great Pyr maintain stability when working in rough, hilly terrain and also provide a snowshoe effect in deep snow.” Source
Fun fact: Newfoundlands have webbed feet! They are historically waterdogs used for water rescue. Source
Fun fact: Great Danes are technically mastiffs! Source
Fun fact: English Mastiffs are a particularly gassy breed, perfect for Christian! Source
And that concludes my list of 7 freakin’ big dogs. It takes a special person to own and raise an extra large dog, but they always say it’s extremely rewarding to have one in their family.
Do you have or know of any of these massive beauties? Comment below and share your favorite story about them!
P.S. And just for fun, here is a Great Dane sitting next to a Shiba Inu: