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Hercules

For some reason I can’t see a dog in this picture .. just 2 horses.

Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.

With "paws the size of softballs" (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 200lb. limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: "I fed him normal food and he just grew"…. and grew and grew and grew.

Probably photoshoped but still good enough for RGS.

Thank you Modilingua for the link.

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Posted by   @   16 April 2007 58 comments
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Apr 16, 2007
3:42 pm
#1 David Evans :

It’s definitely fake. Hercules does exist, but he got the record in 2001. This photo is not only photoshopped, it’s not even the right breed of dog.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/hercules.asp

Apr 17, 2007
12:43 am
#2 the salad fork :

this just makes me laugh, besides who cares if it’s fake?

Apr 17, 2007
1:31 am
#3 the salad fork :

I forgot to mention, the pic isn’t photoshopped, it’s just an old camera trick

Apr 17, 2007
12:44 pm
#4 Veron :

I say it’s definitely photoshopped. You can see the blurring of the grass around the dog’s legs.

Actually, the woman’s legs don’t look right either, as if somebody lost control of the stamp tool.

Apr 17, 2007
4:43 pm
#5 Ashley Brooker :

Accutlaly If you look at the shadows they do not appear for the people…. and if you look by the guys hand, it is a little blurry between the hand and shirt…. the shadows just do not add up in the photo…

Apr 17, 2007
5:02 pm
#6 MarkM :

The dog is a Neopoliton Mastiff not an English Mastiff

Apr 18, 2007
2:39 am
#7 KBEAR :

:bow Neapolitan Mastiffs :bow

The above poster is correct in pointing out that this is a Neo, not an English Mastiff. Neo’s are gentle giants.. one of the coolest breed of dogs in existence. What’s up OA?

Apr 18, 2007
4:04 am
#8 shawn :

although this looks cool, i have a 4 year old mastiff that weighs in at about 205-215 lbs and its not close to the size of this fake picture. guiness should sue them for using their name with this lie.

Apr 19, 2007
1:03 am
#9 Mistro :

There is always skeptics. Give the dog his credit.

Apr 20, 2007
10:56 am
#10 Geoffrey :

I to have a Neo. This picture is a fake.

Apr 26, 2007
7:02 am
#11 Bill Peterson :

I just saw on Ophra the Wold’s biggest dog and that was not it.

Apr 28, 2007
12:48 pm
#12 Big Country :

I received this picture in an e-mail so I went looking around the internet to try and verify the story. I Googled the name Hercules World’s Largets Dog and got resulst for thousands of websites that have this same dog pictured above. If this is TRULY the largest dog on this planet then there would be more photos than just the one that was taken out of some cheesy romance novel and “painted” on. If the dog’s size is real then there would be other photos and postings out there somwhere. I do not believe the story or the picture but hey, you have to give someone credit for their creativity. Right?

Apr 28, 2007
5:58 pm
#13 RGS :

Big C .. I totally agree with you … I am pretty sure someone replaced a horse with that dog ;)

May 14, 2007
10:51 am
#14 Linda van Rensburg :

We breed Neapolitans since 1994. We visited most breeders around the world. This fake picture is creating false info about the breed! And a lot of stupid people think the breed should be this size!!

Jul 19, 2007
3:01 pm
#15 Krista Marcini :

Y ou can definetly tell this dog is fake because it does’t
have any back legs.

Jul 26, 2007
6:40 pm
#16 D_rock :

The shadow of the dog doesn’t match the height

Oct 6, 2007
11:52 pm
#17 Sarah :

True this is the only picture, I looked him up.
I guess though Hercules is real, he just isnt this huge.
This picture is a fake, and not a very good one!

Nov 28, 2007
6:37 am
#18 CWeatherl :

Look at this. I think I found a link to another picture of this group. http://www.blufftontoday.com/node/14078

Jan 27, 2008
3:43 am
#19 tanika :

hey thats a big dog

Feb 3, 2008
5:26 pm
#20 Luis A Vázquez :

In this picture is a neapolitan mastiff present, tha dog of record is a english mastiff, the head of this dog end in the start the mouth the dog in this picture, compare the shadow…!

May 15, 2008
11:23 pm
#21 no one :

The dog isnt photoshopped he is abviously on steroids. look at the dogs muscle tone. I want him tested.

May 17, 2008
2:32 am
#22 wrote :

Thats most definatley a fraud. There isn’t any back legs, whats up with that.

Jun 19, 2008
5:43 am
#23 Mommy2acutie :

ok so this is a fake pic but what about http://www.blufftontoday.com/node/14078 that CWeatherl posted??

Jul 14, 2008
7:26 am
#24 Ryan K :

I don’t think it’s fake. I have a male english mastiff and that picture’s not too far off.

Jul 19, 2008
5:01 pm
#25 jimmy :

You all are stupid, he is REAL!
get it through your thick fucking heads!
I mean, google it!
And you “breeder”?
just because your dog isnt as big as him doesnt mean you need to be this jealous.

I only agree to the people who believe he is real!

Jul 28, 2008
9:52 pm
#26 sky :

listen, it doesnt matter if you couldnt find one glitch in this picture, if there was really a dog this large it would be famous, everyone would know about it and there wouldnt just be a few pictures on it

Aug 1, 2008
9:08 pm
#27 cuttie :

look at the horses shadow it looks like a dog if u look at it right and look at the dog pic it does look fake people r so retarted love ya

Aug 2, 2008
2:20 am
#28 enigma :

I’m starting to think that some people here needs to have their heads re-examined with a chainsaw. Really folks,can’t see his hind legs? I saw one of them in the above pic. His right paw is slightly raised and you can see the paw of his hind leg. Also if you are seeing blurs then I suggest contacts or glasses. They tend to cure those “blurs”.

Damn people, you’ve been shot down twice with this link http://www.blufftontoday.com/node/14078. The dog exists. It might not be “Hercules” but he’s a very big dog.

*revs chainsaw* Who here needs their head examined by Dr. Enigma? :)

Aug 16, 2008
5:19 am
#29 awsome :

ITS FAKE!!!!!

Aug 16, 2008
5:20 am
#30 awsome :

Thats just a neapoliton mastiff photochopped

Aug 21, 2008
7:27 am
#31 Andrea :

I have to agree that some things about this picture dont seem quite right, but i wouldnt put it past this breed of dog to get this big. It definitely is a Neopolitan though. Regular mastiffs arent that colour. Also, it could be real b/c that other link ppl posted of them sitting down? That seems fairly real. I dont know. Its a hard one!!

Aug 25, 2008
3:16 pm
#32 3344 :

u lot are gay it is real

Dec 21, 2008
1:06 am
#33 shannon :

Are you trying to fool us or is it the real thing??

Dec 24, 2008
2:58 am
#34 TJ :

Every once in a great while a mastiff will become extreamly larger than the breed standard. It is no diffrent than seeing a 7ft. human. Yes it does happen in the dog world too. Also a extreamly large english mastiff could have a face that looks like a neo. When the reach 200lb plus, THERE IS NO BREED STANDARD. . . Lastly, i had seen a litter of all 7 lb puppies. One puppy was still born at 21 lbs. So think that over if you question this picture being fake. . .

Dec 26, 2008
1:56 am
#35 alexia :

wow…..this dog is huge but really its just another horse.

Jan 3, 2009
5:08 pm
#36 davey :

wow,how do you feed this thing its huge, it has to cost a fortune

Jan 3, 2009
5:10 pm
#37 davey :

it is fake says davey abrams

Jan 31, 2009
3:07 pm
#38 h and k bffs :

you all are the most retarded people in the world. What does this look like to you. ITS A REAL PHOTO stupid peaple!!!!

Jan 31, 2009
8:41 pm
#39 teddy :

the dog has no shadow
OU gost dog watch out

Mar 1, 2009
9:51 pm
#40 H.E.R. :

hi!!the dog looks real to me

Mar 9, 2009
12:50 am
#41 kayla :

that is so fake i mean relly look at the picture everythings blurry! and im trying to find the wordls biggest dog (the real one) any help or ideas?

Mar 14, 2009
6:17 pm
#42 A.M.H :

this is a fake picture you can totally tell that they photoshopped it in look closely at the dog he does not have any back legs but, neo matiffs actually could get similar in height but, this pic is a fake

Apr 17, 2009
12:07 am
#43 dill :

that thing must weigh 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 pounds

Jun 1, 2009
1:34 pm
#44 homeboy :

hey jimmy, say a bad word in the free clinic.

Jul 6, 2009
6:51 pm
#45 momo :

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow thats bigger than my pooooop

Aug 13, 2009
9:53 pm
#46 Ach100 :

oh come on this picture is not reel lol

Aug 15, 2009
8:27 am
#47 i_luvslash13 :

I think it is awesome and i think it is real becuz it is on youtube the jus shaved him! i think! idk if it is the same hercules!!! ( look it up on youtube) (“the biggest dog ever”)

Oct 19, 2009
5:45 am
#48 deon ward :

It’s fake because you can’t even see the dogs shadow.. The shadow behind the man is the mans shadow. There’s no shadow for the dog.!

Nov 1, 2009
4:17 pm
#49 stinky :

that thing is so cute and i would love to have a dog like that but i would have to have a big house and that person that put all those zeros are so dumb cause i have an anut that has a dog like that jk but if she did that would be so awsome cause my aunt has a big house in indianapolest and i have gotin lost in there befor and that place is manchen

Nov 5, 2009
8:40 pm
#50 daniel blackwell :

That is a big dog

Nov 28, 2009
8:59 pm
#51 gorge :

that’s crazy! how could you ever afford to feed it!

Jan 18, 2010
3:12 pm
#52 sam a :

THIS PHOTO IS SOOO FAKE! WE HAVE AN ENGLISH MASTIFF AND HE WEIGHS 235 IB. THAT IS A NEAPOLIAN MASTIFF ANYWAYS!!!! THERE IS NO WAY THATS REAL!!!!!!

-SAM-

Mar 22, 2010
3:00 pm
#53 Ferdinand :

That dog has a shadow are guys blind?
the sun is set at 45 degrees from east to north

Apr 16, 2011
2:56 am
#54 James :
Apr 16, 2011
2:58 am
#55 James :

the second link is actually suppesed to be this
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/hercules.asp

Apr 23, 2011
6:14 pm
#56 Tz :

This doesn’t look fake at all

Nov 21, 2011
6:34 pm
#57 jessica :

davey are u madeleine abrams brother? im her penpal btw lol. and i think the dog must be fake coz it dont look real

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