Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Meet Hercules, The World's Biggest Dog or The World's Biggest Fib?

Hercules is one big puppy! Named Guinness World Records "World's Biggest Dog". This is one HUGE story that I had to pass along to the Polka Dot Pup readers!


Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff who has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.

With "paws the size of softballs" (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breeds standard 200lb limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: "I fed him normal food and he just grew... and grew and grew and grew".

Hercules' sheer volume may have won him the Largest Dog world record, but the Heaviest Dog title still rests with another Mastiff named Kell who weighed in at 286 pounds in August of 1999. This English Mastiff, however, only has a 32-inch neck - far less than Hercules' 38-inches. Think about that for a second though - 32 inches is a standard waist size for a man!

Proud owner Tom Scott said Kell is two years old and is expected to continue to grow for the next two years. Kell needs to be fed 100lb of beef every week, and drinks gallons of goats' milk to stay healthy...

Do you think the dog pictured above is just plain big or one big fib? Let us know what you think! (I have a feeling a little photoshop work may have been involved)


Eurodog said...

I left you a message through Blogrolling but got lost in the process.
Just to say I came across your blog; liked it and created a link from my blog to your.

Eurodog said...

Actually, I wrote something about sizes in dog breeds on my blog.

Pet Lover said...

Wow. The dog is too huge. Nice find.

Shure Pets said...

I have seen one almost that big he is almost as tall but has not put on that much weight yet,his name is Alpha

All Hail said...

Cant be for real .
Just CANT!

What a teriffic site ! Love the title and the layout . Am browsing through a couple of articles as well.

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