Dog that weighs the same as a baby elephant finds a forever home

A dog that weighs as much as a baby elephant has found its home forever, said an animal welfare organization.

Galahad, a four-year-old 100 pound Great Dane, was the “biggest” dog of all time cared for at the Dog’s Trust Canterbury Rehoming Center.

The subject of a calling from the charity desperate for a home, he has been living with his new owners, the Dimmock family, for three weeks.

Colin Dimmock said, “He’s amazing – he sits, gives you his paw, he comes up and gives you a kiss, he’s met cyclists, tractors, cars, other dogs and is brilliant with our son Matthew, 15, who is autistic . He likes everything about Galahad, except the drool. “

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Galahad enjoyed chasing the hose in hot weather and sleeps on the family’s three-seater sofa in the living room at night.

“He’s snoring so loud that we can hear him in our bedroom,” said Mr. Dimmock.

“One of the fun things he does is walk next to the sofa, put his bum on it, and sit there with his front feet on the floor.

“He’s got a brilliant character, he’s absolutely great.”

He added: “He’s just starting to play tug. He chases a soccer ball around the garden and when he pierces it he brings it back. We haven’t found a toy that he can’t destroy, they usually last about a day! “

Galahad with its new owners Colin, Lindy and Matthew Dimmock

Galahad is the fourth large dog the family has adopted.

Harriet Blaskett, manager of the Dogs Trust Canterbury Rehoming Center, said: “Galahad was by far the biggest dog we have ever had in Canterbury.

“He’s had several houses so it was really important that we get this right for him.

“We had a great response to our call and couldn’t be more enthusiastic about how well it has settled in with its generous new owners.

Old Great Danes are recognized by the Guinness World Records as the heaviest breed of dog. An old English mastiff named Zorba set the record for the heaviest dog in 1987, weighing 142 kg (22 stones and 3 pounds).


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