While pit bulls and other strong-jawed dog breeds are often perceived as dangerous and unpredictable, there’s an American pit bull terrier and bull terrier mix named Hulk who will surely warm your heart.
Not because he’s fluffy, and not because he’s small, but quite the opposite – he’s the largest pit bull ever known to exist. Despite his enormous size (around 173.4 pounds and still growing), people tend to look at Hulk with caution. However, his owner and trainer, Marlon Grannon of Dark Dynasty K9, trusts this massive yet gentle giant to play with his 3-year-old child.
Typical pit bulls usually weigh around 30 to 60 pounds, but Hulk is far from typical, weighing several times more than other pit bulls.
This kind of size and mass isn’t particularly ideal for any dog breed as it affects their agility and puts stress on their joints, potentially shortening their lifespan. Nevertheless, these concerns haven’t stopped Hulk from fathering his first litter of pit bull pups. Due to their father’s large build, the puppies are expected to grow into similarly-sized, adorable pit bulls like Hulk and could fetch the owner around $500,000.
It’s important to note that “Pitbull” is not a specific breed but rather a term used to refer to several breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and sometimes the Bull Terrier.
Pit bulls have a reputation for their muscular physique and robust appearance. However, they are also known for their strength, loyalty, and energy. When properly trained and socialized, they are often described as affectionate and good-natured dogs. Pit bulls can form strong bonds with their owners and are known for their protective instincts towards their families.