Hercules. . Hercules is an English Mastiff and who has a noinch new and weighs 232 pounds. He was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest D


Hercules is an English Mastiff and who has a noinch
new and weighs 232 pounds. He was recently
awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest
Dog by Guinness World Records. The three year old is
far larger and heavier than his brad' 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...
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#7 - wacemindu (03/09/2013) [-]
I want to ride him
User avatar #30 to #7 - ilovehitler (03/09/2013) [-]
I dunno, if he's that big he'll probably just fill you up and rip you.
#41 to #7 - anon (03/09/2013) [-]
Someone add an "If you know what I mean" pic
#27 to #7 - tastycrisps (03/09/2013) [-]
we all do
#14 - tostito (03/09/2013) [-]
then it will become red
User avatar #36 to #14 - ReeferTrees (03/09/2013) [-]
From bathing in the blood of it's enemies?
User avatar #51 to #36 - tostito (03/09/2013) [-]
no, everyone knows that red is the color of growth formula
User avatar #1 - turtletroll ONLINE (03/08/2013) [-]
its fake.

Look at the guy on the right and then look at the left side of his hip. Its photoshopped.
User avatar #9 to #1 - tmgrskat (03/09/2013) [-]
Why, was there a guy on the left too?
#3 to #1 - anon (03/08/2013) [-]
True, the picture is a photoshop, and not even of an english mastiff might I add. However; the story of a 282 pound dog named hercules in the guiness book of world records is true.
#2 to #1 - knownoday (03/08/2013) [-]

The Truth:
Hercules, the massive English Mastiff, was real but his time in the limelight was in 2001 when he was the Guinness world record for the World's Largest Dog. For some reason the story began circulating widely on the Internet in March, 2007, and was accompanied by a picture of an enormous dog being walked near a horse. That picture is not of Hercules because it's a Neapolitan mastiff and Hercules is an English mastiff. Also, the picture appears to be fabricated. The dog is about half the size of the horse and an average horse is around 1,000 pounds.

The real Hercules was owned by John Flynn of Peabody, Massachusetts. In an interview with WBZ television in Boston in June, 2001, he commented that he weighed 270 pounds so his dog weighed more than he did. It was a comment by a 9-year old friend of his that led to the Guinness world record. The friend, David Delauri, was thumbing through the Guinness Book of World Records and commented that there was a dog in there that looked like Hercules. It turned out to be a 296-pound mastiff but that had died and after submitting veterinary records to the folks at Guinness, Hercules became the heaviest. There are other categories for the tallest such as Geat Danes and Irish Woulfhounds.

There is a larger English Mastiff on record named Zorba from the United Kingdom. He weighed in at 343 pounds and measured 8 feet from nose to tail, according to BigPawsOnly.com, a site about large dogs.
User avatar #15 to #2 - theincorrigibleone (03/09/2013) [-]
Except in 2000 Guiness stopped accepting largest or heaviest pet records.
User avatar #16 to #15 - theincorrigibleone (03/09/2013) [-]
#22 - Loppytaffy (03/09/2013) [-]
Two month old puppy.

That is all.
User avatar #40 to #22 - whatevermanitslike **User deleted account** (03/09/2013) [-]
Misread that as two mouthed puppy. I stared at the picture for minutes, only to reread as two month old puppy...
User avatar #34 to #22 - rel (03/09/2013) [-]
The mother must've been the Wonder Woman of dogs.
#19 - jinxbomb (03/09/2013) [-]
I shall ride on this dogs back to war! my enimes shall bow down to me
#6 - theincorrigibleone (03/09/2013) [-]
English Mastiff master race reporting in.
Mine can even kick your ass in any game.
Got doubts? He says "...." (my dog is to lazy to be bothered to bark, but on the inside he's saying "bring it")
User avatar #8 - bilall (03/09/2013) [-]
#44 - knapplace (03/09/2013) [-]
>puts on armor
>grabs sword
>puts saddle on dog
>ready to ride into battle.
User avatar #48 to #44 - breakfastskippa (03/09/2013) [-]
Dual miniguns on either side*
#45 - geeko (03/09/2013) [-]
**geeko rolled a random image posted in comment #2 at I am America (And So Can You!) ** http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/dogs/ss/Worlds-Biggest-Dog.htm

#29 - anon (03/09/2013) [-]
annnnnd it's fake.
#32 - anon (03/09/2013) [-]
Imagine the size of its turds...
#21 - thorlike (03/09/2013) [-]
Hercules, Hercules...
Hercules, Hercules...
#42 to #35 - unusedusername (03/09/2013) [-]
"wild dog"
User avatar #24 - therealslim (03/09/2013) [-]
Is that the dog from the sandlot?
User avatar #5 - crazycowhimself (03/09/2013) [-]
I'd just like to point that the dog on that picture isn't Hercules, that's a neapolitan mastiff, Hercules was an english mastiff (light brown/tan, doesn't have as much skin on the neck).
There's some house (dunno if it's a kennel or whatever) that has a full-size picture of Hercules. can't find a picture of this atm tho
#49 - mariasaturnina (03/09/2013) [-]
He's real.
He's real.
#52 to #49 - icametocomment (03/09/2013) [-]
Them childhood memories.
User avatar #33 - richardastley ONLINE (03/09/2013) [-]
The maximum weight is typically around 250 lbs actually...
User avatar #23 - barbiebril (03/09/2013) [-]
You could ride that dog like a horse... D:
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#18 - iviagicbanana (03/09/2013) [-]
Throw a saddle on that. (And no, not the horse.)
User avatar #39 to #18 - shadowsynergy (03/09/2013) [-]
I would saddle the woman...
#53 to #39 - iviagicbanana (03/09/2013) [-]
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