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Top Five Largest American Dogs

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Every dog has its own specialty and acknowledged for their exclusive personality and selection of a dog must be made based on their character and our suitability with our need, living condition and expertise. But generally giant, muscular and sturdy dogs impress everyone, though sometimes that can be a wrong section for some individuals.

But if you are an experienced owner and looking for a dog for a specific purpose, like hunting, personal protection, guard property or flocks, then such dogs are the best options. If you are looking for a large, strong and courageous American dog then you may like these five large dogs which are originated in America.

1. King Shepherd

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King Shepherds are giant, robust and powerful, American dogs. They are comparatively new breed of dogs developed in the year 1995. American dog breeders Shelley Watts-Cross and David Turkheimer developed this large breed, by mixing between German Shepherd Dogs, Alaskan Malamutes and Great Pyrenees. A dedicated website about them is launched at “http://www.kingshepherd.com”.

King shepherds are friendly, intelligent and confident dogs that are available in multiple colors. They are energetic dogs that need regular exercise and running and not recommended for apartment life they are more suitable for large yards.

Physical Trait

 

 

Weight

Male

130 to 150 pounds (59 to 68 kg)

Female

90 to 110 pounds (41 to 50 kg)

Height

Male

Avg. 29 inches (74 cm)

 

Female

Avg. 27 inches (74 cm)

Life Span

10 - 11 years

 

2. American Bandog

American Bandog

American Bandog

The American Bandogge is a mastiff dog created in Britain, by mixing between a couple of terrier and mastiff type dogs. The purpose to create this dog was to develop strong, courageous and muscular dog for hunting and dog fighting sports. Latter an American veterinary John Swinford mixed American pit bull Terrier with Napoleon mastiff to create a new breed.

American Bandogs are intelligent, powerful and courageous which are confident and very obedient. Usually mastiff dogs are friendly and obedient, but have a dominant nature and need a firm and expert owner. Who can prove himself the pack leader for them and provide them sufficient mental and physical exercise.

Physical Trait

 

 

Weight

Male

100 -140 pounds (45-63 kg.)

 

Female

80-120 pounds (36-54 kg)

Height

Male

20 - 30 inches (51 -76 cm)

 

Female

20 - 30 inches (51 - 76 cm)

Life Span

9 - 10 Years

 

3. American Bulldog

Red-black, American Bull Dog

Red-black, American Bull Dog

American bulldogs are strong, muscular, courageous, loyal and determined dogs, which are one among the most popular and demanded American dogs. American bulldogs are also known as Old Country Bulldog, AM Bulldog, American Bulldogge. They are alert, confident and social dogs which are good with children and other pets.
Though they were developed as a guard dog to guard property and livestock and for working farm utility dogs to hunt wild boar and kill vermin. Like most of mastiff dogs, they also need regular exercise and early socialization.

Physical Trait

 

 

Weight

Male

70 - 120 pounds (32 - 54 kg)

 

Female

60 - 100 pounds (27 - 45 kg)

Height

Male

22 - 28 inches (55 - 70 cm)

 

Female

20 - 26 inches (52 - 65 cm)

Life Span

10 - 15 years

 

4. Native American Indian Dog

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Native American Indian dogs (NAID) are the naturally developed, self-caring, intelligent and naturally healthy dogs. They have no any genetic health concern and need less grooming and vet care. The breed history of NAID dogs is not much clear, but they are an ancient breed were living with American Indians for centuries.

They are tall, athletic and energetic dog which are intelligent and have a very high sense of smell and easy to train. They are very friendly, loyal and protective dogs that are always keen to learn and please their owners. But they need regular moderate exercise and a long walk, they are not recommended or apartment living they are more suitable to stay in large fence. NAID dogs are available in two variants the one that have curled tail like Alaskan malamute and other which have long, bend and laying tails like German shepherds but little turned upwards at the end. Both are accepted with breed standards.

Physical Trait

 

 

Weight

Male

55 - 120 pounds (25 - 55 kg)

 

Female

55 - 120 pounds (25 - 55 kg)

Height

Male

23-34 inches

 

Female

23-34 inches

Life Span

13 - 18 years

 

5. Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute dogs are well built, sturdy and powerful dogs which were developed as sledge dogs and are known for their excellent stamina and strength. They were used for hauling weighty carriage and to pull sledges in freezing temperature of the Alaskan region. They share similar characters like other sledge dogs from the arctic region like Samoyed, Siberian husky, Greenland dog and Canadian Eskimo Dog.

The Alaskan Malamute dogs are very active and energetic dogs that have high prey drive and not recommended to rely with small pets. They need a firm and experienced owner, early socialization and training and moderate exercise and long walk. They are not recommended for apartment living and first timers or inexpert dog owners.

Physical Trait

 

 

Weight

Male

80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg)

 

Female

70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)

Height

Male

24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm)

 

Female

22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)

Life Span

10 - 12 years

 

5 Largest american dogs

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Dog BreedMax. WeightMax. Height

King Shepherd

150 pounds (68 kg)

29 inches (74 cm)

American Bandog

140 pounds (63 kg.)

30 inches (76 cm)

American Bulldog

120 pounds (54 kg)

28 inches (70 cm)

Native American Indian Dog

120 pounds (55 kg)

34 inches

Alaskan Malamute

95 pounds (43 kg)

26 inches (66 cm)