If you want to know the record holder for the biggest dog in the world, then you're in the right place. There have been a few different dogs that are either known for being the largest dogs in the Guinness Book of World Records. Hercules for example tops the list, a massive three-year old English Mastiff that was put in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2001. J. Flynn and his wife Wendy of Peabody, Massachusetts own Hercules. Flynn, who is a big man himself, weighed 270 pounds and his dog still weighed more than him, tipping the scales at 282 pounds with a 38-inch neck.
It's important to note that the biggest dog (and breed of dog) in terms of mass is the English Mastiff, with Zorba the OEM taking the crown. From the U.K., Zorba weighed in at 343 lbs and measured almost 8 feet long from nose to tail. English Mastiffs are considered the biggest dogs as they are usually the heaviest dogs with weights over 200 lbs. not uncommon.
Did you know that the Irish Wolfhoud is one of the largest dog breeds. Here is a list of other giant dogs, please note that the height is measured at the shoulders. Irish Wolfhound: weight: 105-125 lbs. height: 35-35 in. Great Danes: weight: 100-120 lbs. height: 28-32 in. English Mastiff: weight: 175-250 lbs. height: 27.5-32 in. Neopolitan Mastiff: weight: 150-180 lbs. height: 26-31 in. Newfoundland: weight: 130-150 lbs. height 28-30 in. Saint Bernard: weight: 150-200 lbs. height: 27-30 in.
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Dolphins are also one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They have a sophisticated language. They use tools in their natural environment and can learn an impressive array of behavioral commands by human trainers. Like many of the most intelligent animals on Earth, dolphin females remain with their young for several years, teaching them all the tricks of the dolphin trade.
Finally elephants who come third in the list are also considered to possess high intelligence. They have been known to clean their food and use tools in various ways in the wild, and they can also follow human commands in captivity. Elephants are also extremely caring and empathetic to other members of their group and to other species, which is considered a highly advanced form of intelligence.
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