The Problem of Internet pictures of Big and Small breeds of dogs...
The sizes of dogs vary greatly from one breed type to another. Pictures of big dogs as opposed to small dogs on the Internet are usually sized to give a consistent picture size and not comparative breed sizes of big dogs as opposed to small dogs.
The actual pictures, weights and heights and full details of dogs can be accessed from the Dog Breeds ABC List
The approach we have taken provides a valuable educational resource for anyone interested in canines - big dogs or small dogs! The normal reaction to these pictures is "Wow!". Children are especially interested in the big dogs! Many children would not have had any contact with the big dogs and the sheer size holds a real fascination with children. The small dogs are viewed as cute and hold an existing familiarity with kids.
The info provided relating to the big and small dogs will help any parents or grandparents to teach their children the names of all of the dog breeds and acquire a real understanding of comparative sizes. We continue with the educational theme by providing a Dog Breeds Quiz - its a multi-choice picture-based format and fully interactive. There is even a Hall of Fame for everyone who successfully answers the questions!
Big and Small Dogs - Their Names and Order of Height We have listed below all the main breeds of dogs and categorised them in height order. The Small dogs at the beginning and ending with the Large dogs. If you can't put a name to a dog but know the rough size then this list will be of help! Please note that sizes are to the shoulder, not to the head. This is a better measurement of dog size than using the height to the head which would make the Great Dane the tallest dog, although it is not nearly as big as the Irish Wolfhound!
The big dogs include breeds such as the Irish Wolfhound and the Great Dane. The small dogs include breeds such as the Chihuahua and the Shih Tzu. Compare pictures of these big dogs with the small dogs and the sizes look exactly the same! There is no point of reference to help a visitor determine which are the big dogs and which are the small dogs. The only information to help with this is the approximation of the weight and height of big and small dogs which cannot help with conveying a visual impression. OUR PICTURES ARE DIFFERENT!
Compare Big Dogs and Small Dogs with each other and people The picture at the top of the page shows the largest dog in the world, the Irish Wolfhound, compared with the smallest dog in the World, the Chihuahua! Every breed on this site has been formatted in this fashion. These pictures enable a visitor to immediately gain a visual impression of the sizes of small dogs as opposed to big dogs. The inclusion of an average sized man and woman also allows people to compare adult small dogs and adult big dogs with the averages size of a man and woman!
By meandering through the site visitors will obtain clear information about each of the breeds of big dogs and small dogs - pictures, weight, height, puppies, history, care and health! The answers to all of the questions on the Dog Breeds Quiz can be found on this website! Another great Educational Resource for dogs - big and small!