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themole
01-30-2006, 06:58 PM
I stopped to buy gas in Maryville Tenn. last friday on my way to Sieverville. There! In a jeep was the largest dog I've ever seen.

I ask the owner of the dog what breed it was. I knew it was a Mastiff, but I don't know much about Mastiffs so my guess was a BullMastiff.

The owner informed me that I was looking at an English Mastiff, all 268 pounds of him :lol: .

I did some research on them when I got home and found that the largest English Mastiff on record was 348 pounds. What an awesome dog! Have any of you ever seen one? I gotta get me one.

spydertl79
01-30-2006, 07:11 PM
Irish Wolfhounds are gigantic too!

themole
01-30-2006, 07:14 PM
Irish Wolfhounds are gigantic too!

spydertl, I can't believe there is ANY dog bigger than this breed!

Martel
01-30-2006, 07:16 PM
This thread is useless without pics!!

NJFINSFAN1
01-30-2006, 07:21 PM
This thread is useless without pics!!

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Dolfan984
01-30-2006, 07:23 PM
http://www.mastiffonline.com/debbie/orson.jpg

themole
01-30-2006, 07:27 PM
This thread is useless without pics!!

If I knew how to put pics on here I would have. Put your hinny in gear and put some on here for us!
:D

themole
01-30-2006, 07:28 PM
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Thanks NJ. That would be the one!

backpacker
01-30-2006, 07:31 PM
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Saw this giant in San Francisco a few years back and man, it was at least my height, if not taller. This picture really doesn't do this dog justice, but I'm posting it just to give you an idea. I was way too intimidated by the dog to get any closer, since as you can tell, he's there to protect the money. No idea what breed that beast is. Just look at that head!

themole
01-30-2006, 07:36 PM
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Saw this giant in San Francisco a few years back and man, it was at least my height, if not taller. This picture really doesn't do this dog justice, but I'm posting it just to give you an idea. I was way too intimidated by the dog to get any closer, since as you can tell, he's there to protect the money. No idea what breed that beast is. Just look at that head!

Where it is?

backpacker
01-30-2006, 07:40 PM
^ The bottom of the picture. I wasn't aiming for the dog in the first place actually. I wish I did.


From the same site Dolfan984 posted.

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themole
01-30-2006, 07:43 PM
Take a gander at this.

http://www.strangecosmos.com/content/item/3670.html

The one I mentioned that was 348 lbs was named Zorba. When I googled worlds largest dogs I got "English Mastiff" as the hit.

cnc66
01-30-2006, 07:50 PM
hope ya got a BIG yard Ron, these guys take a hubcap sized dump... talk about land mines.

themole
01-30-2006, 07:59 PM
hope ya got a BIG yard Ron, these guys take a hubcap sized dump... talk about land mines.

:lol: Already informed the wife of what I had on my mind Marty. (I left her in Nashville tending to my daughter and first grandchild, daughter. I'm bragging now) :lol: I guess I'll have to drain the pool to hold it. She said please wait until she gets home before I do this.

cnc66
01-30-2006, 08:12 PM
that just cracked me up...wait..just wait...please wait hahahaha

GREAT news on the grand daughter gramps, you have a new one to spoil and send home.

cnc66
01-30-2006, 08:15 PM
a rare Hippo Headed Dock Dog....meet Pup.

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themole
01-30-2006, 08:23 PM
a rare Hippo Headed Dock Dog....meet Pup.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/11/pupondock-1.jpg


:lol: I think PUP has been hitting the table scraps a bit to much.

cnc66
01-30-2006, 08:34 PM
he's "big boned"

backpacker
01-30-2006, 08:34 PM
^ And fat.

NaboCane
01-30-2006, 09:33 PM
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:eek: Oh, my ever lovin God!!! You've GOT to be kidding. I don't want a dog that's bigger than people!

Seriously Mole, check out the breed; the bigger dogs are, the shorter their lifespans tend to be. You've gotta decide if you can live with that.

Pagan
01-30-2006, 09:35 PM
The orchard I go apple picking each year at in Orange County NY has TWO of those bad boys. For something so huge, they're the gentlest things.

I wouldn't want one to jump up on me though!

themole
01-30-2006, 09:57 PM
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:eek: Oh, my ever lovin God!!! You've GOT to be kidding. I don't want a dog that's bigger than people!

Seriously Mole, check out the breed; the bigger dogs are, the shorter their lifespans tend to be. You've gotta decide if you can live with that.

Already taken that into account Nabo.

Truth is, it is (the life span) 8-10 years. That's a good thing! Immagine something like that living 50- 60 years laying down a loaf the size of (as Marty said) a caddy hubcap two to three times a day. We would all be up to our eyeballs in it.

And people have the audacity to question intelligent design? :wink:

PHINATIC13
01-30-2006, 10:02 PM
I've only seen one Masstiff they are HUGE!!!!!!! he was friendly though(thank God).





:wink: Clifford

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FinsNCanes
01-30-2006, 10:12 PM
If that thing goes to jump on your lap you might as well kiss your nards goodbye. Should get a Pit.

themole
01-30-2006, 10:17 PM
I've only seen one Masstiff they are HUGE!!!!!!! he was friendly though(thank God).





:wink: Clifford

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According to what I read on them, they are not to be confused with the BULL Mastiff. They bred a lot of catch in those puppies.

The English Mastiff lives only to please its master, as long as master likes to lay on the couch and read eat and watch tv. :lol:

They don't care much for excersise. The article I read stated that if you over excersise them be prepared to pick them up and carry them home. Cause they ain't budging! :lol:

themole
01-30-2006, 10:20 PM
If that thing goes to jump on your lap you might as well kiss your nards goodbye. Should get a Pit.

Got a Pit. At 85 lbs, he'll deal the nards the same misery.
:lol:

PHINATIC13
01-30-2006, 10:32 PM
According to what I read on them, they are not to be confused with the BULL Mastiff. They bred a lot of catch in those puppies.

The English Mastiff lives only to please its master, as long as master likes to lay on the couch and read eat and watch tv. :lol:

They don't care much for excersise. The article I read stated that if you over excersise them be prepared to pick them up and carry them home. Cause they ain't budging! :lol:


Hey! that describes me too.:lol:

Buddwalk
01-30-2006, 10:35 PM
The orchard I go apple picking each year at in Orange County NY has TWO of those bad boys. For something so huge, they're the gentlest things.

I wouldn't want one to jump up on me though!

wait there real...my god

My friends got a great dane things like 5''4 on all four legs...im only 5''6 :lol:

I told him one of these days im gonna ride the thing out in the city and race some jap car

NaboCane
01-30-2006, 11:03 PM
Already taken that into account Nabo.

Truth is, it is (the life span) 8-10 years. That's a good thing! Immagine something like that living 50- 60 years laying down a loaf the size of (as Marty said) a caddy hubcap two to three times a day. We would all be up to our eyeballs in it.

And people have the audacity to question intelligent design? :wink:

Cool. I'll bet those big guys are fun to have though, if only for the fact that they'd be terrific for your social life! :lol:

But man, I'm glad I don't have to feed one. Whew!

themole
01-30-2006, 11:08 PM
Cool. I'll bet those big guys are fun to have though, if only for the fact that they'd be terrific for your social life! :lol:

But man, I'm glad I don't have to feed one. Whew!

Boy! If this wasn't in the lounge I believe I could get us a good run on that line! :lol:

Kobe
01-30-2006, 11:11 PM
Im a Rottweiler Person :D

The one my family has now is about 9 and she weighs 85 pounds. Sweetest thing to be around though:D

backpacker
01-30-2006, 11:15 PM
I got a black lab mixed with a rottweiler. He's such a punk.

Miamian
01-31-2006, 03:25 PM
I knew someone in high school who had an English mastiff. The thing was a monster.

We got a Doberman when I was about 14. She lived about 11 and a half years. She probably would have lasted longer but was ambushed by a pit bull when she was about seven and went downhill after that. Losing her was like losing a child for me. It's almost 14 years later and I still feel the loss.

GRAPEAPE
01-31-2006, 03:36 PM
My neighbors growing up had an Irish Wolfhound. It was a show dog. That thing was big but nothing compared to the Mastiffs. I had 3 rottweilers before I moved, Hawkeye, Radar, and Trapper. all 3 over 100lbs. About 40lbs of dogfood a week. gets expensive after a while. But they were fun the 3 of them would wait for me to get home from work then I would let them share a beer with me.

NaboCane
01-31-2006, 03:39 PM
Boy! If this wasn't in the lounge I believe I could get us a good run on that line! :lol:

:lol:

UltraDol-Fan
01-31-2006, 03:43 PM
My cousin has 2 English Mastiff that just had puppies. My wife won't let me get one though :boohoo: They are really nice dogs. They are great small yard / apartment dogs because they are very lazy. They would just throw down a 30# bag of food a week and let the dogs eat when they wanted too.

EDIT: His male English Mastiff (Larry) was only 170#, and he looked skinny

FinFan72
01-31-2006, 03:52 PM
I use to own a Bull Mastiff she (Bren) weighed 228 pounds boy she was huge, but she was the most loving dog i have ever owned.

themole
01-31-2006, 05:35 PM
I use to own a Bull Mastiff she (Bren) weighed 228 pounds boy she was huge, but she was the most loving dog i have ever owned.


Hey, I've been to LaBelle many times visiting friends.

Jerry JK Cross and Larry and Vicky Bennett. Vicky was once married to JK.

Buddwalk
01-31-2006, 05:36 PM
I like smaller dogs, the reason i have a bulldog and pug :D

cnc66
01-31-2006, 08:47 PM
Hey, I've been to LaBelle many times visiting friends.

Jerry JK Cross and Larry and Vicky Bennett. Vicky was once married to JK.

say Ron, when you get your dog don't visit Vancover...

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