3 – Zorba – Old English Mastiff
You may have seen some big dogs before, but chances are you've never seen anything close to the size of Zorba the Mastiff.
When it comes to a combination of weight and height, the Mastiff is difficult to beat in terms of sheer mass. Saint Bernards may be capable of reaching greater size, but many don't reach the top of their impressive scale.
The American Kennel Club standard states the male Mastiff should be a minimum of 30 inches tall at the shoulder, and have a muscular, heavy-boned body that is in proportion with its height.
Many Mastiffs average up to 190 pounds, but it's not unusual for these giants to weigh around 225 pounds at full maturity. However, a dog comes along once in a while that amazes even the most seasoned big dog enthusiasts. On that note, it's time to meet Zorba.
Zorba is a legend among giants. He was an English Mastiff that was so massive he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. His stats are almost unbelievable.
- Weight: 343 pounds
- Height: 37 inches at the shoulder
- Length: 8 feet, 3 inches long
Standing on his hind legs, Zorba would have dwarfed the tallest basketball player the NBA ever produced!
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