Four of the Largest Dog in the World!

By Jean Cote | Breeds

As a dog owner who loves dogs I just had to write a blog post about this incredible Great Dane who is undoubtedly the largest dog that I have ever seen in my life. George as they call him is 7 feet long and weighs 245 pounds. That is incredible considering my dog is only 65 pounds and everyone thinks she is a big dog.

George the largest dog used to be a tiny puppy, as you can see from the picture. He has been featured on various TV networks and shows like Oprah and has been awarded two titles in the Guinness world records book. They are #1 “tallest dog ever” and #2 “tallest living dog”.

As I began researching George the largest dog, I began to see that there are other dogs that are even bigger than him. There is an English Mastiff named Hercules who has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds. He was awarded the “largest dog” in the world by Guinness world records in 2001.

Hercules’s new fame brought him a new life, him and his owner are now booking birthday parties for kids so that they can take pictures with the dog and admire how big this largest dog is.

Another Great Dane named Gibson measures 42.2 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. It’s not quite as much as the other two largest dog example, but by looking at the picture above you can tell that he is definitely intimidating, I would certainly never even consider robbing a house that would have this largest dog in the front yard.

The heaviest and largest dog that I could find is Zorba, an English Mastiff dog who weighed 343 pounds. That is just incredible! From my point of view, I just can’t think how everyday life must be living with such a large dog.

This is definitely an interesting subject, I’ve only met one dog this big in my life, and he’s definitely was the largest dog I’ve ever seen. He was a Great Dane and his owner had trained him to do agility! It was very interesting to see him perform all of the obstacles like the other dogs, even weave poles! Obviously he would do it a little slower but you could see that some of the obstacles were so challenging to him.

So before you think about getting that cute little Great Dane puppy, make sure that you consider the possibly of it being the largest dog in the world and potentiality getting into the Guinness world records.

About the Author

Jean Cote is an animal lover and the founder of the Dog Trick Academy. For more than a decade, he has served as a coach to thousands of dog owners around the world to better train, communicate and forge a stronger bond with their dog using positive and force-free training methods.