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Vetstreet.com: 13 Largest Dog Breeds

Great Dane

Because of his majestic appearance, the Great Dane is sometimes nicknamed “king of dogs.” His size belies his gentle nature, but beware of his thwacking tail, which can clear a coffee table in seconds or knock the unwary off their feet. Possibly created by blending the Irish Wolfhound and the Mastiff, the Great Dane was originally used to hunt boar and guard estates, but these days, he’s a family dog. Male Great Danes stand at least 30 inches tall and weigh a minimum of 120 pounds. Females are at least 28 inches tall and weigh a minimum of 100 pounds.

(Credit: Sally Anne Thompson, Animal Photography)
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