Over 1.5 million living animal species have been described, but that doesn’t come close to the total number of animal species there are.
In this article, we are going to look at one specific species of animals—dogs— that weigh around 50 kg or 110 pounds. We’ve found twelve breeds of dogs that weigh 50 kg.
- Male Akita
- Anatolian Shepherd Dog
- Black and Tan Coonhound
- Bouviers des Flandre
- Dogue de Bordeaux
- Female Great Dane
- Male Kuvaszok
- Female Newfoundland
- Scottish Deerhound
1. Male Akita
The male Akita weighs 45 kg to 59 kg (100 – 130 pounds). Akitas are of Japanese lineage and regarded as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life.
Standing 24 to 28 inches at the shoulder, these quiet dogs are not easy to please. Their erect ears and dark, shining eyes contribute to an expression of alertness, a hallmark of the breed.
2. Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Both sexes meet this weight class. Male dogs weigh as little as 50 kg (110 pounds), while females weigh anywhere from 36 kg to 54 kg (80 to 120 pounds).
Anatolian shepherd dogs stand between 27 and 29 inches at the shoulder and weigh as much as 150 pounds. They are protective and territorial but also intelligent, patient, and loyal.
They are exceptional guard dogs who will protect their flock — livestock, children, smaller dogs, and even the cats in the family.
Beaucerons weigh up to 50 kg (70 to 110 pounds). These are large, muscular dogs that stand as high as 27.5 inches at the shoulder.
An imposing and powerful breed that’s not for novice owners, who might end up being owned by their dominant dog. Beaucerons are good watchdogs and guardians, especially good with the young, the small, and the defenseless. Their life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.
4. Black and Tan Coonhound
This easy-going breed of dog can weigh up to 50 kg (65 to 110 pounds). Black and Tans are big strong hounds that can stand up to 27 inches at the shoulder.
They are sociable hounds that love actively being around family. Their life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.
5. Male Bloodhound
Male bloodhounds weigh up to 50 kg (90 to 110 pounds). Relentless and stubborn on scent, these “sleuth dogs” are well known for sniffing out and finding people.
Bloodhounds are large, substantial dogs that stand 23 to 27 inches at the shoulder. They love to be around other dogs and kids. Their powerful legs allow bloodhounds to scent over miles and miles of terrain.
6. Bouviers des Flandres
These burly and barrel-chested dogs can weigh up to 50 kg (70 to 110 pounds). They stand as high as 27.5 inches, with heavy bone and powerful muscles underneath a weatherproof coat.
Bouviers are known for being work dogs, and they also make great watchdogs. While they can do a large number of tasks, they also enjoy participating in dog sports.
Bullmastiffs can weigh up to 130 pounds. The weight of the adult male starts at 50 kg (110 pounds). This large, muscular guard dog stands as high as 27 inches at the shoulder.
Its intelligence, alertness, and confidence make it a world-class protector and family companion. However, they’re best trained while still a pup, so it’s small enough for the owner to control. Their life expectancy is 7 to 9 years.
8. Dogue de Bordeaux
There’s no telling how big the Dogue de Bordeaux can grow to be. The adult male weighs as little as 50 kg (110 pounds).
These french dogs were around even before France was France. The males can stand as high as 27 inches. They are of considerable courage and can be very loyal, affectionate, and protective.
However, serious owners and responsible breeders only, as they can be stubborn and will dominate those who fail to apply firm training in puppyhood. Their life expectancy is 5 to 8 years.
9. Female Great Dane
Danes are gentle giants who are the picture of elegance and balance. The adult females weigh as little as 50 kg (110 pounds). As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, these dogs tower over most other dogs, and sometimes most people when standing on their hind legs.
Danes are alert home guardians. Danes are patient with kids, and they’re people pleasers who easily make friends. Although gentle acting, Danes will not have a problem standing its ground against intruders.
10. Male Kuvaszok
A male kuvasz can weigh anywhere from 45 kg to 52 kg (100 to 115 pounds). The females only weigh up to 90 pounds. They stand 26 – 30 inches tall at the shoulder.
These are very intelligent dogs that were originally bred to guard livestock. However, they are great at protecting property and family members—and solving problems.
11. Female Newfoundland
Newfoundlands weigh anywhere from 45 kg to 54 kg (100 to 120 pounds). Newfoundlands have a sweet temperament and make great “nanny dogs” for kids.
They stand at 28 inches at the shoulder. They are trusting and trainable and respond well to gentle guidance.
12. Scottish Deerhound
The male Scottish deerhounds can weigh as much as 50 kg; the females weigh a little less and never make it to that size.
The deerhound is considered the “Royal Dog of Scotland” and was bred to stalk the giant wild red deer. This large dog can stand 32 inches at the shoulder.