Hercules: The World’s Biggest Dog Ever According to Guinness World Records
Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog
by Guinness World Records. Hercules is a Neapolitan 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 breed’s standard 200 lb. 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.”
Kell: Slightly Smaller, But the World’s Heaviest Dog. Hercules’ sheer volume
may have won him the Largest Dog world record, but the Heaviest Dog title still
rests with 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-incher (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 100 lb of beef every week,
and drinks gallons of goats’ milk to stay healthy...
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