How big do you think the heaviest dog in the world weighed? You may be surprised at the number, a Guinness Book Record held by Zorba, a massive tan English Mastiff. Though she sadly passed away in 2008, Zorba held and still holds the record for the world’s largest pup. Click here to see some amazing pictures of this gentle giant. Still wondering about her weight? 343 pounds! Let me assure you that was no typo, Zorba weighed 343 pounds!
English Mastiffs are the largest dogs in the world and can weigh over 200 pounds. Their average size is 120-230 pounds (click here to see my source).
Other large dog breeds include Burmese Mountain Dogs, a favorite breed in Telluride, CO, as well as Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands and Great Danes.
How big was the biggest pup you ever had? The biggest I ever had was Jenny, a 110-pound Bouvier des Flanders. She was a beautiful gentle giant who was often mistaken for a small black bear. Here’s a photo of me, Jenny and Stanley, our Standard Schnauzer, from back in the day 🙂