The tallest dog in the world
Among dog lovers preferences are usually split between large and small breeds. Some pet owners believe that a dog should certainly be impressive and make it large dog breeds. Well, to each his own, but the stateliness and grave appearance of the huge quadruped is not to take away. What breed of dogs are the largest? Our material will give the answer to this question.
The tallest dog in the world
There are different gradation parameters. Someone builds a rating, starting with dogs, the biggest weight, some growth. The latter would be more correct, as the weight of these animals varies greatly, both among breeds and within a breed group. The growth of the animal more revealing.
The tallest dog in the world (the record was recorded in the Guinness Book) passed away in 2010. The size of this beauty is just amazing. Wore this title dog great Dane (photo above), who has lived in the family of Americans in Arizona almost 8 years. The animal called Giant George, it had a height of 110 cm, the body length of the giant was 2 meters 20 centimeters, and weight was 111 kg. the Impressive size, isn't it?
In our days the palm was picked up by another representative of the same breed – the great Dane, having terrible nickname Zeus.
The great Dane: breed history
The origins of where it originated breed of dog great Dane, send us back centuries, to the white mountains of Tibet. The ancient people who lived in those times, were forced to tame the wild Tibetan dogs to help them herd cattle. From them and began its history breed dogs that became the ancestors of modern dogs of this species.
Later ancient dogs began to be used as fighting dogs. This contributed to a huge size and evil temper. They fought in the army "shoulder to shoulder" with soldiers. This helped spread the breed around the world, the dogs settled in the conquered territories.
A number of those historical events the majority of dogs concentrated in Germany, giving the final form to the breed great Dane (photo confirm the huge size of these dogs).
The Germans improved the breed since the mid-19th century by crossing the dogs with other dogs for baiting. By this time there were formed two rock branch: South of Ulm dogs and Northern — Danish.
To the standards of the uniform standard of the great Dane came in 1890, this breed was officially recognized and described. In Russia until the mid-sixties of the last century, this is the highest dog in the world had wide distribution. Today dogs in our country, like, bred, taken out to international exhibitions.
Breed standards the great Dane
Currently, the standard considers dogs to dogs-companions as well as rassmatrivaet them as guard and watchmen. The dog should be characteristic of noble appearance in conjunction with major growth and harmoniously folded body.
The trainers believe the dog dog perfect look, worthy to be immortalized in the statue. Standard recorded the following colours: white with black spots (harlequin), fawn, brindle, black and blue. Height at the withers in females 72 cm, males — 80.
The character and temperament of the dogs
The nature of the dog matched only by his majestic appearance. These dogs are calm and always walked with dignity. In extreme situations showing restraint, at the same time being loyal defenders of his master and his family members.
Dogs possess considerable intelligence, and many consider them to be more than a dog. In many homes the dog a true family member and a great friend. Of course, this dog can ruin the character and make her evil, but only by the improper education and bad treatment, which the dogs will not be tolerated. Not worth the extra time to provoke someone who has a powerful jaw and a huge strong teeth. The tallest dog in the world will be able to confidently stand up for themselves and for those whom she loves.
If you wonder what dog breeds are considered the largest in the world, we cannot forget about the Irish wolfhound. Representatives of this breed is in the list, second place. The growth of individual males can reach up to 87 inches in the withers, which is not inferior to dogs. These dogs touches his "beard" and a devotee of the complacent eyes of all who see them.
The Irish wolfhound is convenient to home maintenance, does not produce much noise and fuss, but while walking can be your hunter instinct and to move rapidly.
These dogs tend to be friendly and responsive. Strangers they meet quietly, but remain alert. Probably devoted fans of the breed like the combination of large sizes with sociability and devotion.
English Mastiff – closes the top three giant breed dogs. The great Dane dominated in growth, and a Mastiff in weight. Large massive body, huge wide head is a great breed characteristics of the dog.
Today the largest representative of this breed can be called a dog named Hercules. He gets natural food without additives for growth (some owners do not disdain and unnatural ways to gain weight in their Pets) and its weight is 128 kg.
Growth males reach 75 cm maximum, females – 70. Despite the heavy and powerful appearance, mastiffs are composed harmoniously.
These dogs have well-developed muscles on the face, so she has the opportunity to look very expressive. In dog terms, you can literally read a pet's mood and even seem to guess his thoughts. A dog may be sad, thoughtful, mischievous look with a twinkle in the eyes – it looks very funny.
Under the long-term formation of this breed, as breeds and other big dogs, breeders tried to smooth out such qualities as aggression and anxiety, the dog was suitable for a family in an urban apartment.
At the moment it is very good-natured and obedient dogs who love children and otherwise patronize them. These dogs badly need attention of the owner and miss in his absence. If necessary, can easily become formidable and fearless defenders.
There are quite a lot of other large breeds, we have considered only three. The important thing to remember, bringing a friend that is not on the same day and not even for a month. The dog will live in your family for years, and it is necessary to weigh their financial capabilities. If you can provide such a large pet the best nutrition? It is also necessary to determine if your living space allows, without prejudice to all residents to take the large dog to your co-existence has brought only joy.