Pit bulls are infamous for their vicious attitude and ferocity. Some countries – including the U.K. – have even banned their breeding. However, a gigantic dog is successfully abolishing his breed’s bad reputation by being adorable and super cute.
Owned by a New Hampshire couple, this pit bull is called “The Hulk” and much like his namesake, he is huge. Weighing a hefty 175 lbs. at the young age of 18 months he just may be the world’s biggest pit bull.
He is even getting his own TV show, according to his owner’s Facebook post, although the details are not public yet.
His humans Marlon and Lisa Grennan are exceptionally proud of him and claim that Hulk is a sweet family dog that they explicitly trust with their 3-year-old son Jordan. The young boy is the dog’s best friend and the family lets them play together despite the pet’s enormous weight.
The Grennans also believe that pit bulls are actually very caring animals.
“These dogs are very balanced and gentle – they are nanny dogs,” said Marlon. “I don’t think it’s irresponsible for people to have pit bulls and children. They’re dogs just like any other dog (…) No matter what the breed it is, it is 100 percent how you raise them.”
Hulk consumes at least 4 lbs. of ground beef every day along with different protein supplements. Since he is a little under 18 months old, his size will probably increase as he grows.
The Grennans also own a business called “Dark Dynasty K9s” – a kennel that breeds some of the world’s most fearsome dogs and trains them as guards and protection dogs for clients.
They do acknowledge, however, that Hulk could be deadly under some circumstances. Marlon believes that a dog as big as his beloved pet “could kill someone if it was in the wrong situation at the wrong time” and “snap an arm like a toothpick.”
But does this look like an animal that can be mean and ferocious?
The owners hope to shatter the stereotype regarding this particular breed and change people’s mind about pit bulls in a positive way with all this media attention.
“Because pit bulls are only in the media when bad things happen, this myth of them as monsters gets perpetuated,” Marlon added. “But it's not true. They might not be for everyone, but under a good leader and with proper training, they make amazing family and work or protection dogs.”
As much as people seem to adore Hulk, some criticism has cropped up regarding his abnormal size and the danger of him playing with the 3-year-old.