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Old 02-11-2015, 05:38 AM
 
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I wouldn't want this dog because it's too big.



Being attacked by this dog would be the pits.

"The Hulk" is a towering, 173-pound pit bull bred and raised by Dark Dynasty K9s, based in Carroll, New Hampshire.

Giant Pit Bull 'The Hulk' Weighs 173 Pounds

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Old 02-11-2015, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Sounds and looks like Sherriff Longmire's Dog in the novels.

I would not want a dog like that primarily because I do not like dogs very much. If I need a home defense dog I want one that will detect an intruder and come and wake me up. Then the intruder will be facing something far more dangerous than a dog, even one that big, an armed and alert human.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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That's not a pit bull. It's one of the giant mastiff breeds. Great Danes, Presa Canarios, and many others are all mastiffs. Giant Mastiffs are ancient breeds going back further than the Roman Empire.


Pits are mastiffs, but the one in the picture is far too large; a big pit bull weighs around 60 lbs.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I wouldn't want this dog because it's too big.



Being attacked by this dog would be the pits.

"The Hulk" is a towering, 173-pound pit bull bred and raised by Dark Dynasty K9s, based in Carroll, New Hampshire.

Giant Pit Bull 'The Hulk' Weighs 173 Pounds
what makes you think its too big???

the average weight for some dogs is near or exceeding that

mastiff: 175-190 lbs
rotti's: 100-160lbs
st B: 130-200lbs
great dane(Scooby doo): 130-190lbs
boerboels : 154-200lbs
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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Attached is a post of my Newfoundland doy Gytrash. He stands over six feet tall on his hind legs and weighs 210 pounds.
//www.city-data.com/forum/35852472-post84.html
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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I would LOVE to have the space for a big dog...someday I will. And yes, I would take one that big. The sad part is, those larger breeds tend to have shorter lives.

This "breeder" in the story does seem to be irresponsibly breeding these dogs. He clearly states he is breeding for size, but has he considered the damage that breeding goal may be doing to the health of the dogs? Maybe he doesn't care about that because he is (IMO) obviously breeding for a target audience.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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That isn't a pitbull.

That is a Bull Mastiff.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yeah-or looks like a cane corso.

I have a pit-mix and he's a great dog-only about 40 pounds though.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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A new record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsuPiIwUvZE
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:29 AM
 
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Whizz to the rescue:
Celebrity life-dog Whizz back in the water with bespoke wet shoe after severely injuring his foot on glass | Daily Mail Online
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