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Biggest Dog I've Ever Seen!

Biggest dog I've ever seen!

I'm tried to be wordless here, but this photo just defies "wordlessness!"  I just have to rave about this dog named "Duke," who belongs to a wonderful client of mine, Jeff from Minneapolis!

Jeff closed on his new home in Charlotte in May, and my husband and I recently met Jeff and Diane - and Duke - at Stonecrest to enjoy some local music.  We were bombarded by passersby who shared my amazement at this huge canine creature.  Virtually every person who passed our table asked the same questions:

  • How much does he weigh?   210 pounds
  • What kind of dog is he?   English Mastiff
  • How much does he eat?  8 cups a day
  • What's his name?  Duke (my client graduated from Duke University, and the name fits!)
It's not every day you meet a horse  dog this big!  Enjoy looking at Duke - he's a real sweetheart, as gentle as can be!

Biggest dog I've ever seen

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Comment balloon 13 commentsMelissa Brown • July 13 2011 08:51PM


WOW!  He sits ANYWHERE HE WANTS TO!  My ESS is 80lbs and he is HEAVY!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago

Melissa, that's a big pooch. Cleaning up after that little pup doesn't require a scooper, more like a shovel.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Wow! That's the biggest dog I've ever seen! I don't even know what to say! Thanks for sharing this picture, Melissa!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I have a Client/Friend who has a Mastiff Very Big Dog and Ed is right about the shovel ..Takes two arms to hug and does get rather messy when you hug them .loving dogs


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 7 years ago

Melissa - Wow!  That is a big dog!  He looks like a sweetie.

Posted by Pam Miller, Broker Associate - Pearland/Friendswood (Realty Associates) over 7 years ago

Wow!  I'll bet that Duke's humans don't have to worry about burglars!  Though he looks much to happy to be a threat to anyone.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hi Melissa, what a big beautiful dog.  I have three Boxers and the biggest one weighs 105 pounds and I thought he was big.  Duke is huge.  English Mastiff's are supposed to be so gentle.  Great picture!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 7 years ago

Can you all even BELIEVE this dog?

Wallace - my lab is about 90# and I thought SHE was a pig!

Ed - you're not kidding!  I can't imagine what the yard must look like!

Rose - I've never seen a dog this big either - had to share!

Luz - he is the biggest sweetheart of a dog I've ever seen - gentle with all the gawkers who crowded around him the whole evening - he must be used to being in the limelight!

Hannah - I did notice QUITE A BIT of slobber!  Yuck!

Pam, thanks for commenting on this big old softie of a dog!

Pat - Duke's not going to hurt anyone, but he might scare them to death!

Judith - I don't think I've ever seen a more gentle dog.  We were actually kicked out of the patio of a supposedly "dog friendly" restaurant - I'm sure because his size is so intimidating.  But it truly would not have been a problem at all.


Posted by Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale (Helen Adams Realty) over 7 years ago

Oh my goodness, Melissa.  Just had my dog at the vet today and he weighed in at 16.4 pounds.  Duke is over 10X his size! 

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 7 years ago

Very impressive pooch! And how cute.. although anything that size probably does not qualify for cute, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

Melissa  Duke can afford to be gentle.  Who in their right mind would challenge him?

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 7 years ago

Now, THAT's a BIG dog, Melissa!  I have a Duke and he's about 22 pounds!!  LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 7 years ago

We go to a nice dog park in Alameda...and there are a couple of mastiffs who are part of the pack. They are such playful doofuses...but very gentle and have such sweet dispositions. It's a good thing, too, because they are ENORMOUS! They make my German Shepherd look like a midget.

Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 7 years ago

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