Hulk The Giant Pit Bull Shatters Negative Stereotypes
Suitably named Hulk, an 18-month-old Pit Bull who weighs 175 pounds may just be the largest of his breed in the world. Despite his intimidating size, Hulk’s owners Marlon and Lisa Grennan say he is the sweetest dog out there and best friend to their 3-year-old son. He is kind and affectionate toward kids and even allows the youngest Grennan to ride him.
While Pit Bulls are usually considered dangerous beasts, Mr. Grennan claims they are wonderful family pets who get along great with kids.
‘He’s a wonderful, excellently trained dog. He plays with my kid, he’s great with the family and he’s so, so sweet. Because pit bulls are only in the media when bad things happen, this myth of them as monsters gets perpetuated but it’s not true. They might not be for everyone, but under a good leader and with proper training, they make amazing family and work or protection dogs.’
Although Hulk is still a puppy, he is nearly three-times bigger than a typical American Pit Bull Terrier. The Grennans are aware that he could grow bigger but they believe the bigger the dog, the better.
However, the couple has experience with fearsome dogs as they own Dark Dynasty k9s, a private kennel that breeds and trains formidable guard dogs.
‘I live in New Hampshire where there’s no crime and I don’t have to worry about that kind of stuff. But I’ve got clients in Grenada and parts of Africa where there is. I’ve got clients in terrible, terrible places. They don’t live in Candyland, they live in fear. And why should somebody else live in fear if they don’t have to. So that’s my job, to try to alleviate somebody else’s fear by giving them a family dog too.’