The heaviest dog ever recorded was Zorba, an English mastiff from the United Kingdom that weighed in at 343 pounds. He measured 8.25 feet in length from nose to tail and stood 35 inches tall.Know More
Zorba was listed in the 1989 Guinness Book of Records, but Guinness stopped recording records for large and heavy pets in 2000.
As of November 2014, a Great Dane named Giant George holds the record for the tallest dog and the tallest living dog ever. He stands a full 43 inches tall and lives in Tucson, Arizona.
The largest wild dog ever recorded was the Epicyon haydeni, or Hayden's bone-crushing dog. This now-extinct dog lived during the mid-late Miocene epoch in North America and weighed an estimated 374.8 pounds.Learn more about Dogs
A mix between a Labrador retriever and an English mastiff is referred to as a Mastador. Mastadors are very large dogs and may not be suitable for homes with smaller children. They are most commonly black, but can also come in other colors.Full Answer >
Affenpinschers, Chihuahuas, Pekingeses and Papillions are some of the smallest dog breeds in the world. They all are bred to be indoor dogs.Full Answer >
The Greyhound is the fastest breed of dog in the world. The Greyhound has been known to reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Other dogs that rank about as fast as a Greyhound include Whippets, Vizlas, Weimaraners, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, Afghan Hounds, Ibizan Hounds and German short haired pointers.Full Answer >
The fastest dog breed in the world is the greyhound. Greyhound dogs can reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour with unsubstantiated reports of exceptional greyhounds reaching more than 50 miles per hour.Full Answer >