Mastiff who weighs in over 300 lbs.

Mastiff who weighs in over 300 lbs.

boswer

Posts: 823

QUOTE 4/12/2007 6:35:42 PM
Zorba, an English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog on record, weighing 343 lbs at the age of 8 in 1989.

How is this possible?
Boswer
cannonfarms

Posts: 3143

QUOTE 4/12/2007 10:18:00 PM
well to start, mastifs are big and heavy boned to begin with, making them an easy 200lbs at adulthood. some abnormaly large ones can reach 265 and not to mention overfed over weight dogs..

poor dog though i do bet most of that was fat
funnybunny

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QUOTE 4/13/2007 12:01:17 AM

Quote cannonfarms:

well to start, mastifs are big and heavy boned to begin with, making them an easy 200lbs at adulthood. some abnormaly large ones can reach 265 and not to mention overfed over weight dogs..

poor dog though i do bet most of that was fat
http://www.pedigree.com.au/features/zorba/

That's Zorba. Doesn't look overweight to me *shrug*
emlee3

Posts: 2084

QUOTE 4/13/2007 12:30:16 AM

Quote funnybunny:

http://www.pedigree.com.au/features/zorba/

That's Zorba. Doesn't look overweight to me *shrug*
wow, she doesn't look like she's over 300lbs. I've never owned a mastiff before but seen them in pictures..does it seem like zorba is kind of short...eh i can't tell by the picture.

There are some dogs that are born massive just like there are some dogs that are born tiny. same goes with humans.

Some breeders take advantage of this and make freak-ishly "GIANT" breeds, which is pretty sad considering that it takes a toll on the dog's longevity.
funnybunny

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QUOTE 4/13/2007 1:02:20 AM

Quote emlee3:

wow, she doesn't look like she's over 300lbs. I've never owned a mastiff before but seen them in pictures..does it seem like zorba is kind of short...eh i can't tell by the picture.

There are some dogs that are born massive just like there are some dogs that are born tiny. same goes with humans.

Some breeders take advantage of this and make freak-ishly "GIANT" breeds, which is pretty sad considering that it takes a toll on the dog's longevity.
It doesn't look like she is all that tall, no. It seems to me that to weigh 300 pounds without being overweight, she'd have to be taller, but I can't say for certain. 300 pounds is a massive dog.
maoseger1010

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QUOTE 4/13/2007 5:46:32 PM

Quote boswer:

Zorba, an English Mastiff, is the heaviest dog on record, weighing 343 lbs at the age of 8 in 1989.

How is this possible?
Boswer
I would love to have a English Mastiff. I've never seen one this heavy though. Wow.
anonysteve

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QUOTE 6/18/2007 12:13:48 AM
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rescuewench

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QUOTE 6/18/2007 12:39:53 AM
did any of you check SNOPES?

i didnt see the ZORBA article- seems bowser was not kind enough to post the article ( as usual) - and the picture of that dog that someone ELSE posted sure doesnt LOOK like a 300 plus - LB dog at all.







here is teh lastest MYTH - about teh worlds BIGGESt dog that is LISTED at UNDER 300 obs .. and is a total crock:

here you go:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/hercules.asp


Boswer why on EARTH cannot you back your threads and INFO up with LINKS?
is it too difficult to actually do that?

your credibility is better when you at LEAST offer the reader a link to read an entire story NOT your edited version.



XRW

foxfire_ga79

Posts: 4801

QUOTE 6/18/2007 12:45:58 AM
It appears that Zorba did set the record back then, but is no longer living.

That picture of Zorba on the Pedigree site doesn't show him compared to anything like a person or horse that would allow us to judge his size.

http://doggiewoggie.com/dog-breeds/english-mastiff/
rescuewench

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QUOTE 6/18/2007 12:47:43 AM
big heavy dogs usually have very short life spans.

maoseger1010

Posts: 6985

QUOTE 6/18/2007 6:40:02 AM

Quote funnybunny:

http://www.pedigree.com.au/features/zorba/

That's Zorba. Doesn't look overweight to me *shrug*
I agree FB. I think that dog looks healthy. I'd hate to try and move a 300 pound dog off the couch or out of my bed when its sleeping. lol
funnybunny

Posts: 5770

QUOTE 6/18/2007 11:37:07 AM

Quote maoseger1010:

I agree FB. I think that dog looks healthy. I'd hate to try and move a 300 pound dog off the couch or out of my bed when its sleeping. lol
It's hard enough to try and get a 50 pound dog to move while she's grabbing on for dear life, let alone a 300 pound dog

I can't seem to find anymore pictures of Zorba. Everything is coming up Hercules when it's 100% obvious that that picture is fake, just like a lot of them. Zorba was a beautiful Mastiff though, and certainly looks healthy to me.
maoseger1010

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QUOTE 6/18/2007 1:06:03 PM

Quote funnybunny:

It's hard enough to try and get a 50 pound dog to move while she's grabbing on for dear life, let alone a 300 pound dog

I can't seem to find anymore pictures of Zorba. Everything is coming up Hercules when it's 100% obvious that that picture is fake, just like a lot of them. Zorba was a beautiful Mastiff though, and certainly looks healthy to me.
LOL "grabbing on for dear life" Oh don't I know what thats like. lol
funnybunny

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QUOTE 6/18/2007 7:17:49 PM

Quote maoseger1010:

LOL "grabbing on for dear life" Oh don't I know what thats like. lol
Mattress definitely does it. Boy, it's worse than her going "dead weight".
rescuewench

Posts: 7081

QUOTE 6/18/2007 7:19:53 PM
zorba looks liek a REAL dog BUT note in teh hercules pic NOT only does it look fake BUT they list him UNDER 300 lbs. zorba doesnt look 300 lbs at all.

muttmom

Posts: 75

QUOTE 6/18/2007 7:39:08 PM
No pictures, but some measurements:
http://rulingcatsanddogs.com/dog-world-record-breakers-2.htm


and for reference purposes, this dog is only 291lbs, and is immense, and looks a bit overweight, imo:

http://dogsinthenews.com/stories/070507a.php

ok, im done now :D

*edited for wrong weight on Moose*
onyxmastiff

Posts: 3

QUOTE 9/28/2007 9:40:45 PM
Can someone tell me how to post photos? I have 2 good photos of Zorba. I just came across this thread and thought I would post them... don't know how. Thanks
lganio

Posts: 1179

QUOTE 9/28/2007 9:47:42 PM
click on the button above that has the world with the link on it. Take out the http:// between the two url's and past your link between it. Voila...there you have it, a clickable link! GL
onyxmastiff

Posts: 3

QUOTE 9/28/2007 10:12:06 PM
Thanks for the help.... See if this works. It's a link to a snapfish album- there are 2 photos. For some size comparison- the owner is 6'7.
http://render2.snapfish.com/render2/is=Yup6GoJ%7C%3Dup6RKKt%3AxxWtUq4P0-0frj%3DQofrj7t%3DzrRfDUX%3AeQaQxg%3Dr%3F87KR6xqpxQQQJxlJnxJeQxQQQJlJnJeQ0nlqpfVtB%3F*KUp7BHSHqqy7XH6gXPnn%7CRup6aQQ%7C/of=50,290,442
onyxmastiff

Posts: 3

QUOTE 9/28/2007 10:13:02 PM
Here's the second
http://render2.snapfish.com/render2/is=Yup6aQQ%7C%3Dup6RKKt%3AxxWtUq4P0-0frj%3DQofrj7t%3DzrRfDUX%3AeQaQxg%3Dr%3F87KR6xqpxQQnJxJnoxoa0xv8uOc5xQQQJlJnJelaaPqpfVtB%3F*KUp7BHSHqqy7XH6gXPnn%7CRup6leP%7C/of=50,528,443
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