The 10 Biggest Dog Breeds in the World: A Complete List

As Mark Twain once said, "The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog." Okay, so Twain never actually said that (thanks a lot, internet), but the sentiment behind it is still pretty valid. Your dog is just about the best friend you’ll ever have—these movies about dogs vouch for that. So if you’re in the market for a new furry friend and are looking for a breed outside the ever-popular tiny designer dogs, the list ahead is for you. If a large dog suits you best (they do make the best cuddle buddies), then it's best to do your research first to see if you have the space, time, and energy to keep up with them.

As someone who just did a lot of Google searching about the best breeds (and eventually went with a small dog), I know firsthand how time-consuming that research can be. So we did a lot of the digging for you and rounded up 10 of the biggest dog breeds in the world. You'll be hard-pressed to choose just one because they're all incredibly special with fun traits and good looks you'll want to bring home.