Template:Multiple image A giant dog breed has no universal height or weight classification, although some groups define "giant breeds" as those heavier than 50 kilograms (Template:Convert/pround lb).[citation needed]

Characteristics Edit

Many giant breeds are mature, soft and relaxed dogs as adults and require less exercise than most smaller dogs. Because they are larger animals, they are less likely to be intimidated by other people and thus are much more adaptable to meeting friends, family members, and children of owners. They are normally very calm and are great family dogs. If they sense a threat towards their owner, they will become very protective. They are, in general, stronger than other breeds and many giant breeds are well known for their working abilities.[1] Giant breeds often have health-related disadvantages when compared to smaller dogs and caring for them is usually more expensive than for smaller dogs.[1] Giant breeds are prone to bone and cartilage disorders due to their longer growing period.[2]

Notable giant dogs Edit

Giant breeds Edit

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The following breeds are generally described as giant breeds:

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mehus-Roe, Kristin (2005). "The Dog For You". The Original Dog Bible. BowTie Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 1-931993-34-3. 
  2. Royal Canin Template:Webarchive
  3. "Biggest Dog World Record". Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  4. "Is The Cane Corso Right For Me? - Cane Corso Association of America". Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  5. "Newfoundland Club of America: The Breed Standard for the Newfoundland Dog". Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
  6. "FAQ – Saint Bernard Club of America". Retrieved 2018-04-09. 
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