If there are any large dogs that are well known in the world, Zorba is probably one of them. Zorba is an English Mastiff from the UK that made the Guinness Book of World Records because of his massive size.
Zorba is An English Mastiff
The English Mastiff is a large breed with an excellent reputation from those who know of them. Many people are not familiar with the Mastiff breed, until they read about one of them being in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Biggest Dog in the World
Zorba holds the all time Guinness World Record for the largest dog ever at 343 lb (156 kg). He was also measured from nose to tip of the tail at 8 feet and 3 inches (251 cm) and 37 inches at the shoulder. He was 8 years old at the time of the measurements, which was November, 1989.
He always had great courage and dignity. He was are good natured, calm, easy going and had a great sense of humor. Adults loved him and he was great with children.
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English Mastiff as a Pet
They do not show a lot of affection openly, but they are very loyal and devoted to the entire family. Unlike some breeds that are “one man dog” that are loyal to one or two members of the family; the Mastiff seems to know who the family members are and are loyal to the whole family. They are protective of the family, especially with strangers.
If a stranger comes to their home, often the Mastiff will place itself between his family and the stranger. They stay that way until their master gives some indication is the visitor is a friend or not. With their massive size, (many are WAY over 200 pounds), there aren’t very many people that would want to cross the boundary line without them allowing it.
There have been more then just Zorba that have made world records for being the largest or biggest dog in the world, however, he still holds the record in the world for being the largest and longest ever to be recorded. He is presently not in the Guinness Book of World Records because he is deceased, but no one to this date has topped his size. Visit The fox club website
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