When it comes to good dogs, Nigeria has lots of them. Sometime ago, we published biggest dogs in Nigeria. Today, we shall be looking at the “largest dog breeds in Nigeria”. We know that, Nigerians like big/large things – this is the reason, why 80-90% of people who own them, bought them. Most Nigerians who own large breeds got them basically for their SIZE!!
Today’s post is titled; Largest dogs in Nigeria. We shall not only list out their names, but we shall also be listing certain features that these “Large breeds” posses. Some of the features include: Height, Weight, Coat, Colour and Reason why they were bred.
I must warn: whenever you come across any of these breeds, don’t take them for granted because of their size; They are heavy and very agile and athletic. -BE WARNED!
Note: This list was compiled after investigation, research and comparisons where carried out.
Without further ado; let us look at the breeds that made it to the list They include;
1. English Mastiff 2. Boerboel 3. Saint Bernard 4. Great Dane 5. Tibetan Mastiff 6.:Neapolitan Mastiff 7. Caucasian Ovcharka 8. Bull Mastiff 9. Cane Corso 10. Dogue de Bordeaux.
This is a very large breed. It has its origin from England. This particular mastiff is known for its gentle and living nature. Weight: male:150-250pounds/68-113kg Female: 120-188pounds/54-82kg
This breed is also called the South African mastiff. It has its origin in South Africa. It was bred for the purpose of protecting farms, families and livestocks from dander. This breed is also known to be one of the most powerful dog breeds in the world.
This breed has its origin in Italy. A large breed also called Mastino, its often used to guard and defend family and property due to their fearful/fearsome appearance. Weight: 130-150pounds/60-70kg(male) 110-130pounds/50-60kg Height: 61-79cm/24-31inches.
7. Caucasian ovcharka(Caucasian Shepherd):
This breed has its origin in Caucasus in Russia. This breed is used to protect sheep and cattle’s from predators, wild animals and thieves. Weight: male: 50-100kg/110-220pounds Female: 45-80kg/100-180pounds. Height: male: 72-75cm/28-30inches. Female: 66-70cm/26-28cm.
8. Bull Mastiff:
This is a large sized breed. It has it’s origin in the united kingdom (UK). It was for the purpose of estates and buildings.
Weight: male: 110-130kg/50-59 pounds. Female: 24-26kg/90-120pounds Height: male: 25-27inches/64-69cm. Female: 24-26/61-66cm Coat: short. Colour: Any share of brindle, red, fawn.
9. Cane Corso:
This breed has its origin in Italy. A large breed of dog. Known as a companion and a guard dog. This breed was also used in battle for the Romans. Weight: 99-110pounds/46-50kg Female: 88-99pounds/40-45kg Height: male: 62-70cm/24-28kg Female: 58-66cm/23-26inches.
10. Dogue de Bordeaux:
This is a large breed of dog, with origin from France. This breed has been used to pull carts and haul heavy objects. It has also been used to guard flocks and cattle. Weight: male: 150pounds/68kg+. Female: 125pounds/57kg+