Home is where the horses are
That dog, if this photo is not shopped, has a thyroid issue.My husband's cousin raised Rotties for police work back in the 80s. They were large for their breed. But one in particular stood out. His name was Hellhound and he was a monster. Hellhound had a thyroid issue (pituitary gland actually) caused gigantism, he ended up over 250 lbs and stood 49" (4' 1") at the shoulder. He worked for vice squad doing drug raids, not normal police work. Two really (and I mean REALLY) big guys on either end of what looked like a tow chain would lead him up to the house. He was more about intimidation factor than "police work" and I think they ended up getting sued for brutality after the fact (Jeff- cousin- went to court a couple of times about the whole deal) but Hellhound (papered name was Cerberus back before being a nerd was cool and people knew what Cerberus meant) got shot twice in the line of duty...died from tetnus after stepping on a nail. His metabolism was so high that evidentially immunity from vaccinations would just not last any real length of time. The Seattle PD had him euth'd when it was discovered he wasn't eating. But by then, his jaw had locked. Hellhound was 350 lbs when he died. Two grown men could not lift his body.Hellhound was not a pet and probably not sane. Jeff was given grief by Rottie breeders all over for not putting him down as a puppy and allowing Seattle PD to use him instead.
Wow, he is huge. I love rots. Will own one again some day, I hope, but not that big.Interesting comment by wilson. I think I remember reading stories about that dog.
Whoops, I screwed up, the comment was not wilson but oregonsunshine. My bad! Glad you took the time to tell that Hellhounds story though.
Holy smokes! Ummm yeah - no surprise his home was never broken into...