Pit bulls are known for their solid, stout bodies, large heads and muscular physiques. Originally bred for sports fighting, put bulls have now become a very popular dog breed for those that want a strong dog. Now, there is another breed of pit bull known as the XXL pit bull. If you thought the regular pit bulls where large dogs, you will be blown away by the XXL pitbulls.
Getting to Know Hulk, the World’s Largest XXL Pit bull
XXL pit bulls are unique because of their massive size. One of the most well-known examples of a XXL pit bull is Hulk, the largest pit bull in the world. Hulk is a XXL pit bull owned by Dark Dynasty K9 kennel owners Marlon and Lisa Grennan. More than three times larger than a regular-sized American pit bull dog, Hulk weighs in at 175 pounds. His head is a whopping 28 inches wide, and his jaws are massive and quite strong. Take a look at Hulk to see for yourself how big a XXL pit bull can grow.
Dogs like Hulk are a very rare breed. In fact, Hulk’s highly coveted “biggest dog in the world” status makes his pups a hot commodity. Any pup that Hulk produces has the potential of becoming a XXL pit bull. For this reason, all eight of Hulk’s pups were worth a combined total of half a million dollars. There are people that are willing to pay lots of money to have the privileged of owning a XXL pit bull particularly the pups from the biggest XXL pit bull in the world.
So, beyond size, what is so special about the XXL pitbulls? Well, the size matters a lot. There are very few breeds of dogs that actually reach the size of Hulk. He would be considered an anomaly even among his own breed which is why Hulk is so popular, and his pups are so highly desired. Many of the XXL pit bulls weigh as much or more than some people. Some of the XXL pit bulls are taller than some humans when they stand on their hind legs. If the traditional American pit bull is large, just imagine how massive a XXL pit bull like Hulk really is. The above picture just doesn’t do the XXL pit bull breed any justice. This breed produces enormous dogs.
The XXL pit bull, also known as the American Bully XXL, are distinctly different from other bully breeds because of its height. The XXL pit bulls are typically longer than their other bully breed counterparts.
Some of the key characteristics of a XXL pit bull include the characteristic large, broad head. The jaw is usually very well-developed and well-defined. The ears sit up very high and the eyes are usually oval or round in shape and vary in color. The coat is short and glossy and varies in color, and the skin is usually taut. The physical composition of the body is muscular with broad shoulders and a broad chest. The back is short and somewhat sloped.
XXL Pitbulls-Care and Health
To ensure that a XXL pit bull lives a long and happy life, it is important that they are properly cared for just like any other dog. Because of their size, there are some considerations that must be taken when caring for a XXL pit bull.
XXL pit bulls are quite active dogs that require a lot of space to move about. Most pit bulls require this, but the size of the XXL pit bulls makes this mandatory. This breed of dog needs a place where they can run freely on open land is best. An environment that provides lots of exercise and movement is encouraged.
In terms of feeding, XXL pitbulls are big breed of their own. What you would feed another breed of dog or pit bull, may or may not be sufficient for a XXL pit bull. Hulk, the biggest XXL pit bull, lives on a diet of fresh meat. This differs from the traditional dog food diet. Hulk’s owners feed him lots of natural protein as they believe it helps contribute to his massive size. Finding the best food option for your XXL pit bull is something to consider very carefully to ensure your dog receives the proper nutrient supplementation.
As with all breeds of dogs, there are some health concerns that should be noted. XXL pit bulls are prone to developing cataracts as they age. Hip dysplasia may also be an issue especially because of the size of this particular breed of pit bull. It is very important that your XXL pit bull receive regular veterinarian checkups annually or semi-annually to ensure optimal health.
XXL Pitbulls-The Gentle Giants
It could be said that the XXL pit bulls have an appearance that does not necessary match their demeanor. Their huge size can make them appear to be quite intimidating when this could be the furthest thing from the truth.
All pit bulls have a stigma associated with them for being the menacing, frightening dogs that are always ready to fight. While it is true that pit bulls were originally bred for fighting, this is no longer the case in most circumstances. There are animal protection rights in place to discourage people from using dogs of all sorts and specific breeds such as pit bulls for fighting and sport.
In the case of XXL pit bulls, they are typically very affectionate, happy dogs. They have a very solid, stable nature that enjoys the company of those in their immediate environment as well as new people. As with any dog, socialization is important, If you are considering the purchase of XXL pit bull, it may be best to purchase a pup as you will have full knowledge of how your dog is raised. The way in which an owner treats and interacts with their XXL pit bull will ultimately determine its temperament.
Case in point, Hulk, the biggest pit bull in the world, is quite mild-mannered. He lives with his owners Marlon and Lisa Grennan and their young son Jordan. The young boy interacts with Hulk, and doesn’t appear to be the least bit intimidated by his massive size. Here is an image of Hulk in all his glory sitting with his owners’ young son.
Hulk is not only a protection dog; he is also a family pet. Hulk’s owners, Marlon and Lisa Grennan, operate Dark Dynasty K9 Kennels where they specialize in protection dogs that are also good family pets. In many ways, Hulk is a walking advertisement for their kennel. This huge 175 pound dog was socialized from birth making him able to adjust to environments with different people as well as other animals.
It may seem hard to believe that such a big dog is an affectionate lover, but that’s the truth. Your XXL pit bull will naturally have a very easy-going temperament. as long as you shower your XXL pit bull with lots of love and attention.
Why Own a XXL Pit bull?
There are a variety of reasons why people are interested in owning a XXL pit bull. From breeding to protection, owning a dog of this sort does have its benefits. However, these particular dogs do require unique care to ensure that they thrive in their environment. It is for this reason, that people should consider carefully their motivations for wanting a XXL pit bull. Owning this type of dog for all the wrong reasons could be a literal case of biting off way more than you can chew.
By far, this is one of the main reasons people seek to own a XXL pit bull. As noted, the cost of a XL pit bull puppy is not cheap. In the case of Hulk’s offspring, people were willing to pay up to $55,000 per pup. Thus, breeding of the XXL pit bulls is obviously a very lucrative endeavor.
Before deciding to purchase a XXL pit bull for breeding purposes, you must determine if you are properly prepared to raise a dog of this breed and stature to maturity. Just because you have the money to obtain a XL pit bull doesn’t mean that you have the capacity to properly care for this unique dog. The pups will eventually grow, and even before they are full grown adult dogs these types of pit bulls will be bigger than the average pit bull.
In many ways, you have to consider your XXL pit bull to be an investment. For the amount of money these pups cost, they definitely are. Before you consider purchasing this type of dog for breeding purposes ask yourself the following questions?
- Do I have have the necessary accommodations for a dog this size?
- Do I have the necessary equipment to maintain the health of a XXL pit bull? (Such items as scales are important for a dog of this sort...especially if breeding is your goal).
- Can I afford the upkeep associated with owning a XXL pit bull? (Remember, this is not your average pit bull. Simple dog food from your local grocer probably won’t cut it. Can you afford to feed your dog cuts of raw beef? This is something to consider).
A person that is properly prepared to breed a XXL pit bull will find that there is a market of willing seekers for this type of dog. The initial investment of purchasing a XXL pit bull can pay for itself many times over.
Because of their size, it is no wonder that people are interested in these dogs for protection. XXL pit bulls can be trained for the sole purpose of being a guard or protection dog. It is up to you as the owner to determine which type of training is most beneficial depending on what you want to do with this type of pit bull.
For example, some people are in the business to train XXL pit bulls for protection purposes. This type of training will obviously impact the temperament. of the dog. Others may want their XXL pit bull to be a protector while also being a family pet. This is a situation that requires not only protection training but also socialization to ensure that the XXL pit bull knows how to interact with people and other animals.
Having a XXL pit bull as a family pet is very feasible. The temperament. of this dog is quite mild-mannered and contingent on how the owner raises it. If you are considering this type of pit bull as a pet, there are a few things that should be noted.
- Do you have space for a dog this size? This is a pretty big dog that needs space to move around.
- Are you able to afford the upkeep of having a XXL pit bull as a pet (food costs, veterinarian bills etc.)
These are very important to consider. This is the type of dog that will need space to run around, and get the exercise it needs. You have to be willing to provide the optimal living conditions for a XXL pit bull as you would with any other pet.
Choosing A Breeder
If you are considering a XXL pit bull, the breeder you choose matters a great deal. Take the time to locate a breeder that has a solid reputation for providing healthy dogs that are bred under humane conditions.
Take a tour of the kennel and be alert to the condition of facility as well as the general health of the various dogs in the selected kennel. It is important to note that the condition of the kennel can have a great impact on the health of the XXL pit bull that you purchase.
Also, a reputable breeder always checks the health status of the mother and father of the XXL pit bull puppies. Health screenings can be verified through OFA and CERF certificates. If this information is not volunteered, it is your responsibility to ask to protect yourself from purchasing a XXL pit bull that has pre existing health conditions.
The XXL pit bull is a unique breed within the pit bull family. Its massive size makes it an interesting dog to have for protection, as a pet or for both. If you are seriously considering an XXL pit bull, take the time to learn as much as possible about this breed of pit bull so that you can make an informed decision.