(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) With all the slobbering and fur, big dogs tend to get a bad rap. The way we see it, the more dog, the more love they have to give.
Below are some fun facts about our favorite large dog breeds—Great Danes, Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, just to name a few—followed by a gallery of the biggest and the cutest dogs around. — Global Animal
1. Great Dane
Typically, Newfoundlands weigh about 130-150lbs, but the largest of their breed weighed in at an incredible 260 lbs. These adorable, mild mannered, and gentle giants were often used to rescue drowning people along the shores of their native Canadian Island of Newfoundland.
3. St. Bernard
St. Bernards are affectionate and gentle by nature. This breed can weigh up to 160lbs. St. Bernard’s originate from the Swiss Alps where they were used by monks as rescue dogs.
4. Bernese Mountain Dogs
Bernese Mountain Dogs crave love and attention, and are very loyal and faithful. They originate from the mountains of Switzerland, and have often been trained to pull carts or sleds. They also have a short hair, and are typically bigger in size (males can weigh up to 135lbs).
5. Irish Wolfhounds
Irish Wolfhounds are one of the tallest dog breeds in the world, and can weigh anywhere from 90-150lbs. They are known as sight hounds because they use their sight and swiftness to hunt prey. Irish Wolfhounds are a very old breed, dating back to 391 A.D.