Kell | Worlds Heaviest Dog
Worlds Heaviest Dog
Hercules, an English Mastiff may have been recorded as the largest dog in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it is Kell, an English Mastiff from the United Kingdom that earned the title of world’s heaviest dog. Hercules was 282 pounds with a 38-inch neck. Kell may only have a 32-inch neck, but she weighed 286 pounds, which makes her the heaviest.
Kell Became the Biggest Dog
Kell was recorded in the Guinness Book in 1999 at the age of two and was expected to continue to grow even more.
If ever an animal can eat their owner out of house and home, it is Kell. Owner, Tom Scott of East Leake, Notts told the press that Kell is fed around 100 pounds of beef every week and many gallons of goat’s milk.
Kell’s weekly food bill is around 300 dollars. Tom never realized how big she would get. Kell is one of 30 dogs owned by tom Scott, but by far the largest he owns. With all the publicity he received from the press and media when she was first recorded as the largest dog, Tom had hopes that perhaps some of the major dog food manufacturers would step in with some offers of help in feeding Kell.
As was the case with Hercules, Tom discovered that Kell was the largest dog almost accidentally, too. He happened to be watching a television show about a large dog when he just knew that Kell was heavier than the dog on TV.
Kell Became a Record Holder
From the time he called the Guinness Book of World Records to the time they showed up at his door, Kell grew a couple more pounds. This is not surprising as many dogs at the age of two are still growing. Perhaps not at the rate they grew when they were younger, but they may still put on a few pounds here and there.
A good part of Tom and Kell’s day consisted of them walking as Kell required a few walks each day. Lucky for Tom that Kell was a cooperative dog because Tom admits that if Kell would have started pulling on the lead, there would be real problems! Imagine a 286-pound dog pulling you against your will! Although some people believed that Kell was merely obese and overweight, Tom’s vet repeatedly said she was a perfectly happy and healthy dog. There has been little written about Kell recently so it’s unknown if she is still alive or not. However, if she were alive, she would be 10 years old. Check out the giant Sampson: Large Great Dane