11 Large Blonde Dog Breeds

In this research you will know the answer to the query “11 Large Blonde Dog Breeds“.

Here are 11 large blonde dog breeds to choose from.

Blonde means what?

Well it isnot white nor is it red. Theres a middle ground.

Of course that can be interpreted in many ways!

That means that some of the items on my list may not agree with your opinion.

If you were to look at my selections you would either think I have missed a breed that you would consider “blonde” or “hold on a minute that is white not blonde!”

You can leave a comment if you are this person. 

One interpretation of “large breed” is my own.

My list shows that the tallest dog is 86 cm or 34″ and the heaviest is 90 kg or 200 lbs.

Dogs can grow as short as 51cm or 20″ and as light as 27kg or 60lbs. 

It is likely that you are familiar with some of these breeds as they are very well known.

In your local area you will be able to get a puppy or a rescue dog depending on your needs.

Unlike me you will be unfamiliar with other breeds.

Some of these breeds should only be owned or used by experienced dog owners in very specific circumstances.  

Just to let you know I will start with the tallest of these 11 large blonde breeds.

First we have two huge Turkish dogs.

Some people question whether these breeds are truly separate and different from one another or if they are simply slight variations of the same breed.

They have been separated out so I can add more photos of dogs!

1. Kangal Shepherd

Its a joint first place for us.

86 cm (34″) is the maximum size of two breeds.

First of all the Kangol Shepherd.

The tower is very tall and also very heavy: tipping the scales at over 66 kilograms or 145 pounds.

Turkish livestock guardians used this dog to protect their flocks from wolves bears and jackals.

Because of this it has to be huge. 

It is available in a Light Golden a Dun a Grey and a Fawn Sable coat.

During the harsh winters and hot summers it is protected by a thick double-layered coat. 

These dogs can reach speeds of 35 mph. 

This breed of dog is not a great pet but it is perfect for someone who needs a livestock guardian and wants to put the effort into training them properly. 

2. Akbash

Heres another exotic breed from Turkey for you. 

This was a relatively light sheep weighing around 64 kg (or 141 lbs) with a height similar to a Kangol Shepherd.

Another type of livestock-protecting dog is the Akbash. 

3. Komondor

Next lets look at something really special- the Komondor. 

Hungarian sheepdogs and mop dogs are other names for this breed.

Its easy to understand why.

When it comes to color I think the white is dirty enough to consider it blonde?

This dog is another livestock guardian measuring 76 cm (30″) and weighing 60 kg (132 lbs).

Approximately two years are required for the tassels to grow on the coat. 

However they do need careful grooming to prevent their coats from turning into a tangled mess since these dogs do not molt. 

Dogs with thick coats are said to be protected from bites by wolves. 

This breed of dog makes a great family pet – they get along great with children and other pets.

They are wary of strangers as are all livestock protectors!

4. Afghan Hounds

Next we’d like to introduce you to one of the worlds most elegant breeds – the Afghan Hound.

This dog is characterized by its coat much like the Komondor. 

In ancient times the Afghan hound was used to hunt and to guard livestock in the Afghan mountains. 

There are several colors available for Afghans including gold white gray blue and fawn. 

These dogs are prized for their looks standing around 74 cm (29 inches) and weighing about 27 kg (60 pounds). Many are used in dog shows. 

Afghan Hounds tend to be somewhat aloof but they can also be very silly. 

Their training is notoriously difficult! 

5. Boerboel

Boerboels are South African mastiffs that can grow up to 70 cm (27″) tall and weigh over 90 kg (200 lbs).

My list of heaviest dogs includes this dog. 

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries they were possibly used to hunt leopards and even baboons.

To this day they are still widely used in South Africa for guarding livestock. 

Their family is very important to them so they are generally calm and loyal. 

It is possible for them to be aggressive toward people or dogs that they do not know.  

6. Central Asian Shepherd Dog

You wouldnot believe it but this dog was Russias most popular in 2000!

My first impression is that they look like a wall of solid muscle not like a podgy labrador!

This breed stands 69 cm (27”) tall and weighs a whopping 79 kg (174 lbs). It was used to guard sheep and goat herds. 

However they were also used as fighting dogs. 

When they’re not fighting off predators they’re great family dogs and are known for their ability to get along well with the elderly. 

Shepherd dogs also come in various shades of fawn as well as black and white and brindle. 

7. Briard

A French breed first developed in the 14th century before becoming extremely popular in the mid-19th century only to be driven to extinction during the First World War after being extensively used by the French army. 

It is believed that they were bred (unusually) to herd flocks and guard them. 

Sheep were herded in the pastures by day and protected from wolves at night. 

Aside from tawny Briards are available in black grey and blue. 

The tawny Briard can also be called “Haystacks”. 

As tall as a Central Asian Shepherd dog the Cane Corso reaches 69 cm or 27 ” in height and weighs slightly more than half as much at 41 kg or 90 lbs.

8. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Their original role was to retrieve shots that had fallen into the water as well as help fishermen pull nets. Chesapeakes were named after the area of the U.S. where they were first developed.

With a height of up to 66 cm or 26″ and a weight of up to 36 kg (79 lbs)

As with most retrievers they make wonderful family pets now. 

Water is one of their favorite things as well as a very happy temperament and a keen desire to please. 

A webbed toe on its back leg makes it an even better swimmer!

9. Barbet

Its back to France after one water dog and another.

“Barbet” is roughly translated as “beard.”.

Thats a heavy beard at 66 cm or 26″ height and 28 kg or 62 lbs weight!

Waterfowl retrievers are best known for their ability to retrieve birds.

First discovered in France Germany and Italy in the early nineteenth century the first specimen reached the U.K. in 2001!

In the UK it was only recognized by The Kennel Club in 2018. 

Barbets are also available in Black White Grey and Brown. 

10. Chow Chow

Dogs originally bred in China are known as Chow Chows.

Chow Chow can be roughly translated to “puffy lion”!

Isnot that what it says?

I have also included this breed in a list of nine black dogs with pointy ears. 

Other than cream or black you can also choose red or fawn puffy lions.

Chow Chows can grow up to 56 cm (22″) tall and weigh up to 32 kg (70 lbs). The breed was originally bred to pull sleds. 

In order to train and socialize Chow Chows from an early age because they are a real mixed bag of loyalty and aggression.

Chow Chows can be affectionate and loving with their family members but aggressive towards strangers.

Due to their strong prey drive they will be dangerous to smaller pets like dogs and cats. 

[11] Shar Pei

Last but not least on our list is the shortest and shortest dog of all.

However scrolling back through it might be a tight race between them!

The breed originated in China where it is thought to be many centuries old.

Interestingly these dogs were originally fighting dogs!

Todays dogs have heavy wrinkles which are thought to be a recent development. 

There were fewer than 60 Shar-Pei dogs left in 1978 when the breed was close to extinction. 

In addition to fawn and cream Shar Peis are commonly black or red in color

With a maximum height of 51 cm (20″) and a weight of 30 kg or 66 lbs this dog is nothing to write home about! 


Enjoy browsing through the photos and blurbs for each of these large blonde breeds.

It was my goal to show a mix of dogs- a few that we are familiar with and are fairly easy to “acquire” and others that are not too well known and are best left to the experts as far as ownership is concerned.

Do you have a favorite?

Komondor is the only choice for me. 

Thats an awesome look I tell you!

But I think it needs a little more TLC than I can provide!

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