Among the Largest Dog Breeds in the World

Dogs range from little Chihuahuas to huge Great Danes. 

Big dog lovers have various breeds to select from, with different personalities and coats. 

Before adopting a huge breed, consider your space. 

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While some giant breeds are calm and can live in compact spaces, others prefer larger houses with yards.  

The South African mastiff, or boerboel, is strong and stocky at 150–200 pounds. 

Its origins are uncertain, however mastiff-type breeds, Victorian bulldogs, and African dogs may have contributed.  

Farm guardians in rural South Africa, boerboels protected livestock and family from predators and robbers. 

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