Meet Euphrates, a 9-month-old puppy that weighs 180lbs and stands six feet tall. The pup eats eight full bowls of dog food a day. The puppy's owner, Jared Hauser, 41, from Salt Lake City, says no one believes that Euphrates is still a puppy.
The dog is an American Molossus, the breed that is the closest genetic descendant of the ancient Mesopotamian Molossus dog, which disappeared 7,000 years ago.
Since the American Molossus is a new breed, nobody knows how big Euphrates will become. By the way, Euphrates was the largest of the litter and cost his owner a whopping $5,000.
"If she decides to run, I can't keep her on a leash and she'll easily drag me down the road. She can easily knock down a man. Our pittie plays tug-of-war with Euphrates. Although the Pit Bull is known for its ability to pull more than its own weight, Euphrates just sits there holding on to the other end and she can't be moved."
"When people look at her, they wonder and ask how I manage to control her and joke that I must be a lion tamer. Most people think she's an adult dog, and when I tell them she's a 9-month-old puppy, their jaws drop in astonishment."
Hauser has already contacted the Guinness World Records. The owner says the doggie has grown considerably in a short period of time that made her clumsy because she has to adjust to her size on a weekly basis.
"These giants with a deep sense of loyalty will fight against any person or beast that threatens the safety of their owners. The only two direct descendants of the ancient dog are the English and Neapolitan Mastiff. The American Molossus dog was obtained through the selective crossing of these two breeds. But this breed is the closest to the ancient dog, a true relic from an ancient past," the owner says.
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Despite her enormous size, Euphrates is very affectionate. When she is taken for walks, she allows to be petted even by strangers. She constantly wags her tail but it is better not to look into her eyes.
A real Hound of the Baskervilles! The dog from the famous novel might have been an American Molossus too.
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