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OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

A dog breeder from California claims to have resurrected a breed of giant guard dogs weighing 200 lbs (90 kg).

 

Marcus Curtis, 45, of Riverside, owns a 212-pound (96 kg) American Molussus dog named Old World Sasquatch. 

 

The 18-month-old dog is the result of Marcus' mission to bring back what he calls the 'Old World Molussus' breed.

 

These dogs are said to have guarded the leaders of the ancient world around 5000BC.

 

Marcus said: 'When people see Sasquatch, usually it is shock to be honest. 'Jaws drop.'

 

Yvette Curtis, Marcus' wife, added: 'We have people turning their heads all the time, people stopping in their tracks and they’re just like, ‘What is that?’' 

 

'People are in shock and amazement when they see these giant beasts.'

 

She added: 'I’m not scared of the dogs. To me, they are giant teddy bears.' 

 

Marcus now sells American Molussus puppies for five thousand dollars.

There is a long waiting list for one of the rare pups.

 

Given Sasquatch's size, the two owners said they expect him to be around 200 lbs (90 kg) by the age of four.

 

Mr Curtis, who has been breeding since 1999, began looking at statues, clay tablets and paintings showing a beast used as a guard dog for the rulers of the ancient world, before deciding to resurrect this breed.

 

The dog breeder was able to create a line of dogs resembling the old-world giants by using the Old English Mastiff and Napoleon Mastiff.

 

One-year-old Sasquatch (pictured) is draped in an American flag as he sits with his owner Yvette Curtis

 

Breeders Yvette and Marcus Curtis, pictured with their guard dog Sasquatch in their back garden in Riverside, California

 

 

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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

OMG, that's straight out of a nightmare.  Looks like a creature from the Harry Potter films.

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Cute dog, but isn't that disrespectful to the flag to be displayed that way?

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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

OMG!  Can you imagine the slobber from that guy?! 🤤

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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

Definitely not an indoor pet.

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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

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First thing that came to mind looking at the picture was a Liger.  I am concerned that this breed was created for money and attention.  I hope this big ole baby stays healthy and doesn't have heart or other health problems because of his size.  I am not sure that I like this........

 

And yes, the American flag is being disrespected.    Maybe dogs everywhere are being disrespected, too, with this new breed.

 

Just my humble opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

I bet you would need some pretty big poop bags if you took him for a walk! 

 

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@geezerette 

 

Not to mention how much he eats and more importantly, how big of a shovel you must need to pick up after him, LOL!

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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'

I would worry that this dog breed is so large that it would not be healthy.  I wonder what their lifespan is.


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Re: OMG! Meet Giant, 212 lb.Dog Breed 'American Molossus'


@06greatwife wrote:

I bet you would need some pretty big poop bags if you took him for a walk! 

 


 

@06greatwife 

 

AND a full size shovel and wheelbarrow to take along on his walk, LOL!

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