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
The actual pictures, weights and heights and full details of
accessed from the
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
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!