I often get asked about the size of my dogs. Or why I refer to Faolan as "little boy" when he is considered a large dog.
Neeko is 31" at the shoulders, and about 94 lbs.
Bruce is 30" at t he shoulders, and about 95 lbs.
Faolan is 27" at the shoulders, and about 65 lbs.
It is difficult to get photos of the three of them together in the same position on a level surface, but this one works well to give one a visual of their sizes in relation to one another.
The princess is big and tall, and much leaner than this photo gives her credit for. Her fluff adds weight. But she is fairly delicate, and quite sensitive. She can also squeeze herself into the smallest possible spot on the couch.
Bruce is big and strong. Solid muscle. Typical bull in a china shop.
Faolan is "little." He is lean and lithe, with good balance. He is very sweet. But he is also a scrapper, and doesn't give up easily. This dog has a lot of heart, which I admire in any creature. I have called him pushy on more than one occasion. Though Bruce is 'bigger' and outweighs him by about 30 lbs, he does not bully him. There is a mutual respect between the two.
My neighbors' Pug regularly runs off a (friendly) Black Lab that runs loose, and is at least six times his size. He's a tough little guy.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.