While pit bulls and other snub-nosed strong-jawed dogs are often seen as dangerous and unpredictable, this American pit bull terrier and bull terrier cross named Hulk, are sure to melt even the coldest heart. Not because he is fluffy, and not because he is tiny, but precisely the opposite – he’s the biggest pit bull that has ever lived. Being as big as he is (around 173.4lb and still growing), people tend to look at Hulk, the dog cautiously, but his owner, breeder and trainer Marlon Grannon of Dark Dynasty K9, trust this big softie to play with his 3-year-old son.

Pit bulls usually weigh around 30 to 60lbs, so Hulk pit bull exceeds it almost four times. This kind of size and mass isn’t particularly healthy for any breed – it impairs their agility and stresses the joints, shortening the possible life-span. But even these risks don’t stop Hulk from fathering his first litter of pit bull puppies. Because of their daddy’s big-boned nature, the doggies are expected to grow to the same sized cute pit bulls as Hulk and should fetch the owner around half a million dollars.

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Meet ‘Hulk,’ a 17-month-old pitbull who weighs 173.4lbs and is STILL growing!

There’s nothing to fear from this softie, however

Owner Marlon Grannon trusts Hulk with his 3-year-old son, Jordan

Hulk is so big that he can even take Jordan on short rides

Every day, Hulk eats 4lbs of ground beef with special supplements

While he is friendly…

…don’t get on his bad side!

His owners are professional guard dog trainers and breeders

Lisa Grannon says she trusts Hulk precisely because of his thorough guard-dog training

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