14 Gigantic-looking Long-legged and Longhaired Dogs: The Tallest in the World

Some dog owners and enthusiasts prefer longhaired or moderately longhaired dog because they are more appealing and more beautiful although they require more time in maintaining and grooming them. Others prefer shorthaired dogs because they are easier to maintain. When it comes to size, some dog buyers prefer the small breeds such as Chihuahua, Shih Tzu and others because they are cute and the maintenance is less expensive compared to large dog breeds such as Newfoundland, Great Dane, St. Bernard and others which are more expensive in terms of foods and maintenance. The breeds of dog on the list below look gigantic due to their long and slender legs. They are unique for their moderately longhair and for their compact muscles. These dog breeds are among the tallest dog in the world.

The 14 Tallest Longhaired Dogs in the World

Some dog owners and enthusiasts prefer longhaired or moderately longhaired dog because they are more appealing and more beautiful although they require more time in maintaining and grooming them. Others prefer shorthaired dogs because they are easier to maintain.

When it comes to size, some dog buyers prefer the small breeds such as Chihuahua, Shih Tzu and others because they are cute and the maintenance is less expensive compared to large dog breeds such as Newfoundland, Great Dane, St. Bernard and others which are more expensive in terms of foods and maintenance.

The breeds of dog on the list below look gigantic due to their long and slender legs. They are unique for their moderately longhair and for their compact muscles. These dog breeds are among the tallest longhaired dog in the world.

1. Irish Wolfhound

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You are looking at the tallest dog breed in the whole world – the Irish Wolfhound. This dog with huge size and commanding appearance is a type of sighthound bred for wolf hunting; hence the name. it was developed in Ireland.

Origin: Ireland

Type: Sighthound

Bred for: Wolf hunting

Height:  Minimum height is 82 cm

Features: Wolfhounds are the tallest of dog breeds.

                It is of great size and commanding appearance.

Other names: None

2. South Russian Ovcharka

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Origin: Russia

Bred for: Guarding

Height: 91 cm

Features: This white breed of dog is a sheepdog with long hair and long legs.

Other names: Ukrainian Ovcharka or South Russian Sheepdog

3. Akbash Dog

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Origin: Turkey

Bred for: Guarding

Height: 86 cm

Features: It is a large dog that can reach a weight of up to 64 kilograms.

Other names: None

4. Himalayan Sheepdog

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Origin: Nepal

Bred for: Mountain dog

Height: 82 cm

Features: It is a very rare dog breed from Nepal.

Other names: None

5. Pyrenean Mountain Dog

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The Pyrenean Mountain Dog is a huge dog with a lifespan of up to 12 years.

Origin: Europe

Bred for: Guarding

Height: 81 cm

Features: A large dog used as a livestock guardian dog

Other names: Great Pyrenees

 

6. Borzoi

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One of the largest dog breed in the world is the Borzoi. It originated in Central Asia and was brought to Russia. This large dog can reach a height of 80 cm at the shoulder.

Origin: Central Asia

Bred for: Sighthound

Height: 80 cm

Features: A dog with a curvy shapeliness and compact strength.

Other names: Russian Wolfhound

7. Scottish Deerhound

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One of the tallest sighthound in the world is the Scottish Deerhound. It originated in Scotland in the United Kingdom and was bred for hunting. It can attain a height of 80 cm from the shoulder. It is also known simply as Deerhound.

Origin: Scotland, UK

Bred for: Hunting

Type:  Sighthound

Height: 80 cm

Features: It is one of the tallest sighthounds, with a harsh long coat and mane,

Other names: Deerhound

8. Kuvasz

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It is a large long-legged dog with white coat from Hungary.

Origin: Bulgaria

Bred for: guarding

Height: 76 cm

Features: It is a large dog used to guard livestock.

Other names: Kuvaszok (plural)

9. Karakachan

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Karakachan is one of the tallest long-legged dogs with long hair.

Origin: Bulgaria

Bred for: guarding

Height: 75 cm

Features: A dog with a curvy shapeliness and compact strength.

Other names: Karakachan Shepherd and Thracian Mollos

10.) Afghan Hound

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The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest sighthound dog breeds in the world. It was originally bred for hunting gazelles and hares.

Origin: Afghanistan

Bred for: Hunting

Height: 73 cm

Features:  It is one of the oldest sighthound breeds of dog and can live up to 13 years.

Other names: Tazi, Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound, Shalgar Hound, Kabul Hound, Galanday Hound, Kuchi Hound

11.) Saluki

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Salukis are among the handsomest-looking tall dogs n the world. It is distinctively unique for its elegantly feathered tail, legs and ears. It originated in Egypt and was bred for hunting. The Saluki is one of the oldest known breeds of domestic dog. Historical records show that they have been around for more than 4000 years now.

Origin: Egypt

Bred for: Hunting

Height: 71 cm

Features: It is one of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dog.

Other names: Royal Dog of Egypt and Persian Greyhound

12.) Komondor

 

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This unique dog with long legs is characterized by its long, corded coat. It is a powerful dog breed and one of the largest common breeds of dog.

Origin: Hungary

Bred for: guarding

Height: 70 cm

Features: It is sometimes referred to as “mop dog” because of its weird hairdo.

Other names: Komondorok (plural)

13.) Slovak Cuvac

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This dog with imposing stture originated in Slovakia. It can attain a weight of 99 lbs and its coat is pure white..

Origin: Slovakia

Bred for: Guardin

Height: 70 cm

Features: This large white dog breed has strong jaws with a scissor bite with tail that is thickly furred.

Other names: Slovensky Cuvac, Slovak Chuvach, Tatransky Cuvac and Slovensky Kuvac

14.) Silken Windhound

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The elegant and tall-looking Silken Windhound looks elegant for its long silky coat. Its ancestors are the Whippet and the Borzoi. It looks very tall because of its long and slender legs.

Origin: United States

Bred for: Hunting, guarding

Type: Sighthound

Height: 60 cm

Features: Its ancestors are the Borzoi and the Whippet.

Other names: None

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