Giant dog breeds
When it comes to dogs, do you firmly believe in “the bigger, the better”? Some of our largest dog breeds certainly have the biggest hearts and friendliest personalities. As there are no universally agreed-upon criteria for categorising a dog breed as “giant”, we’ve selected those with significantly greater height, weight and/or body structure than most dogs!
To make it easy for you, we have put together a list of the most popular giant dog breeds in Australia. Learn more about their history, temperament, common breed diseases and conditions and lots of other interesting facts to guide you to choose the right giant-sized dog for you and your family!
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Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a larger breed of dog with a tri-coloured thick double coat.
The Boerboel is a very large, strong and muscular working dog. Loyal to a fault, the Boerboel is a tough breed that was developed to guard the homestead in hard African conditions.
The Bullmastiff is a large strong breed of dog that has been used as a guard dog for many years.
Cane Corsos are powerful and energetic large-size dogs with a protective nature. Smart, assertive and confident, they are best suited to experienced owners and large, rural properties.
Dogue De Bordeaux
The Dogue De Bordeaux, also known as the Bordeaux Mastiff or Bordeauxdog, is a large dog of the French Mastiff breed.
These are affectionate, patient and friendly giant sized dogs that are well suited to those who live by the motto “the bigger the better”. They love their people and make great companions and alert home guardians.
The Kangal dog is a traditional and very old livestock guardian breed from Turkey that is best suited to an active working role in protecting livestock, such as sheep, cattle and goats, on farms or freeholdings.
The Newfoundland is a giant, very muscular, strong dog that is equipped with a heavy double coat of fur.