Big Dog Needs Home

Adela forwarded me this email, wanting to know if it's real or fake:
Need a dog??????????
An actual ad from Colorado!
FREE to an approved home. Excellent guard dog, loves other small-dog breeds. Answers to the name of Dolly.
Will eat anything, owner cannot afford to feed her anymore, as there are no more thieves, murderers, rapists or molesters left in the neighborhood. Your help will be appreciated...

The text, I assume, is fake. But the picture looks real. That's just a big dog. Looks like a mastiff. I've become more familiar with very big dogs ever since my parents got a 180-pound Great Dane named Falcon. He's so big that every picture we take of him looks photoshopped. Here's a picture of me and Falcon (and my wife on the left) taken over Thanksgiving while visiting my parents. Note how Falcon's head appears to be at least twice the size of my head. That's not a trick of the camera. His head really is twice the size of mine, and I don't have a small head.

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Posted on Wed Nov 29, 2006


Falcon is so gorgeous! I love big dogs, and really, they don't get much bigger than him do they?
Posted by Nettie  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  03:23 AM
I knew a rottweiler who was that big, but no one would believe me (until they saw him). He didn't even look like a Rottweiler, even though he was from some really prestigious AKC bloodline. He was all black (no tan marks) and looked like the Great Goblin from Rankin and Bass's Hobbit.
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  08:37 AM
The first picture looks real, but the second one is obviously photoshopped. Everyone knows repli-Alex's wife doesn't really exist.
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  09:39 AM
Woah, its like they're from Giant Island, a la Super Mario Bros.

If you're bored check out the other end of the scale:

Smallest Living Dog
Posted by Grain  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  10:56 AM
Alex's wife doesn't really exist?

Man, that's going to be news to her.

... Alex may be a little disappointed to find this out, too.
Posted by Big Gary  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  11:30 AM
big dog on sofa
little people next to you
you should have more space
Posted by Janet  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  01:01 PM
Ahh a little Haiku is always good to clear the mind's palette
Posted by Grain  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  01:04 PM
Gross poets anon
Large dogs beset
Fair photos there
Posted by stork  on  Thu Nov 30, 2006  at  12:23 AM
Big Dog on Sofa
Ferocious in appetite
Hate to step in his dogpile
Posted by LaMa  on  Thu Nov 30, 2006  at  08:25 AM
Which one is the dog,
And which one is the sofa?
The one that drools is the dog.
Posted by Big Gary  on  Fri Dec 01, 2006  at  05:15 PM
"...loves other small-dog breeds." OTHER small-dog breeds!? What the hell is a big dog breed?
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Fri Dec 01, 2006  at  07:37 PM
Umm.. Is it me or aren't some of these haiku incorrect?

Big Gary's haiku
Last line's seven syllables
Instead of normal five

Stork's haiku is wrong
All the lines are five syllables
Not five-seven-five
Posted by J  on  Sat Dec 02, 2006  at  01:12 AM
Picky people gripe.
Rule is seventeen total.
Stork's haiku is fine.

Here there is no need to war.
Spirit comes before the form.
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Sat Dec 02, 2006  at  07:29 AM
Nope, sorry, my feeble attempt at haiku resuts in only 13 syllables, and at a real stretch of maybe old English pronunciation, possibly 15, as in 5-5-5. I read it 5-4-4, which would be in accordance with the edicts of Emperor Han II, Chu Dynasty, around 1534, in allowing the 5-3-5, the 5-3-4, and even the 5-4-4 metre into the haiku formula. This in order to consolidate his kingdom, incorporating the less-literate citizens thereof into the fold. (And if you belive that, you're a lot dumber than you look, but it makes for a good story, doesn't it?)
Posted by stork  on  Sun Dec 03, 2006  at  09:37 PM
The photo's not a FAKE. The dog is normal sized and the girl is a midget. Next, please...
PS- Alex, I didn't know you were a midget, too...
Posted by booch  on  Tue Dec 05, 2006  at  08:33 AM
I knew it!Now for my haiku.

Big dog needs new home
Only one problem with it
Takes up lots of space

Oh and the haiku are actually very good,just are not the correct syllable number.

Also,please criticise my haiku wherever it is.
Posted by J  on  Tue Dec 05, 2006  at  08:49 AM
I don
Posted by Nimrod  on  Thu Jan 11, 2007  at  01:59 AM
that dosnt look normal .. its too big..
Posted by srbcccc  on  Sun Apr 08, 2007  at  12:47 AM
its really big dog is it real
Posted by mohamed  on  Fri May 04, 2007  at  09:47 AM
If this dog really needs a home contact me.....I have 4 acres of property and long arms to hug him.
Posted by micky hanks  on  Sat Jul 07, 2007  at  08:59 AM
cute dog and a huge dog
Posted by non  on  Mon Aug 06, 2007  at  08:34 PM
the big dog can eat the kids or the wife ...hhhhh
no i just joking . dog is good friend of peopl .
i have one it not big but fat hhh
Posted by milo  on  Thu Aug 09, 2007  at  07:24 AM
OMG them things are huge!! I wish i had a huge dog like that!! how do u do it!!
Posted by breanna  on  Mon Aug 27, 2007  at  08:30 AM
The dog in the first photo is not a mastiff it is an African Boerboel, I have one of my own at home. Boerboels are big dogs but that photo looks like they stretched Dolly to look fatter then she really is, so I think it is a fake.
Posted by Angie  on  Wed Nov 07, 2007  at  11:48 AM
they are midgets and they suck! what the hell is a big dog breed?
Posted by nimrod  on  Mon Feb 11, 2008  at  02:05 PM
well, i have seen huge dogs, but im a tad iffy on the mastiff. it does seem that dolly was stretched out, but i dont really know.
Posted by jordan  on  Sat Aug 02, 2008  at  04:46 PM
I Beleive that both dogs are real. My Aunt has a big Luten and his head is twice the size of mine. Personaly, I would never take the Mastiff home. I absolutely love big dogs but if he is the way i imagine him, he needs alot more land than I have.
Posted by Lotus  on  Mon Dec 15, 2008  at  08:45 AM
So both those dogs are big, but how did you make the Great Dane hover in mid air ? Hovering breed ?
Posted by Genie  on  Tue Feb 03, 2009  at  07:48 PM
i wod like to know hau old te big braun dog is???
Posted by aylha  on  Thu May 21, 2009  at  09:52 AM
Im very intrestit !
in te big darc braun dog i nead a gard dog.
iv got an american pit bull mix.
i wod lic 2 know if its a female or a mail and hau old it is and if it haves ani ingection ????

P.s My ingles sucs..
im dutch...
Posted by aylha  on  Fri May 22, 2009  at  01:53 AM
ohh I love this big dog so much. he looks modest and honest. I would feel safe if I had like this one.
Posted by Semy Simmon  on  Sun Jun 28, 2009  at  09:23 PM
what a lovely dog ! but Im afraid I can not feed such big dog. where does he sleep?
Posted by Gladys Calladine  on  Tue Jun 30, 2009  at  10:47 PM
The second one must be a replica! While I have to admit it is taken so well. Nice pictures. I am fond of dogs all the time. You know, my puppy and big dog also own their comfortable space.
Posted by AliceIacuzzo  on  Sun Jul 05, 2009  at  07:17 PM
The dog is too big.It is the first time for me to see such a big dog.
I guess it eats a lot every meal.You are not afraid beside it?
Posted by Jess Holroyd  on  Tue Jul 07, 2009  at  12:25 AM
Children are safe with such a big dog at home?It is risk
Posted by Cindy Davison  on  Tue Jul 07, 2009  at  12:31 AM
I love dogs!
Posted by sexleksaker  on  Thu Dec 24, 2009  at  04:10 AM
Many thanks!
Posted by Admin  on  Thu Dec 24, 2009  at  04:11 AM
hey i would think someone already got ur dog but im hoping not i would pay to get him to canada and can affford the food i love dogs and have a american bull dog for her to play with lol hope blue isnt scared of her she looks like she would love em 705 662 2620
Posted by Race Baker  on  Thu Feb 25, 2010  at  11:08 AM
and i really think the picture is real i was in pet smart one time and there was a girl with a huge dog like this and i asked her what it was she said african bull masssif thats how i found this add looking it up the african bull massive the lady couldnt even shop everyone wanted to pet her dog and ask questions i felt kinnda bad but id love to have em
Posted by Race Baker  on  Thu Feb 25, 2010  at  11:15 AM
please if she is not takin give me a call or if she is just let me kno please
Posted by Race Baker  on  Thu Feb 25, 2010  at  05:16 PM
i love your dog. i kinda have this saying about doggs.(if its not big you may as well have a cat)wicch i
Posted by netty-B  on  Thu Apr 08, 2010  at  01:18 PM
Your dog is big!I want a dog like that some day.
I would think he is a mutt,maybe a great dane
and a mastiff put together?He must drool alot.
I wonder can you ride him like a horse?Bye.

P.S.Have fun:).
Posted by J.R.F.  on  Wed May 26, 2010  at  03:53 PM
The dog in the first photo is not a mastiff it is an African Boerboel,

What do you think a Boerboel is??
A South African Mastiff!!

i found this add looking it up the african bull massive mean Bull Mastiff.
Second there is no such thing as a South African Bull Mastiff..
Boerboels are not related to Bull Mastiffs in any way other then they are both Mastiffs. DNA testing has proved this...

Common sense people..that dogs photo has been god it's not Pumpkin head do the research...

Where do you people get this information??
Posted by Wow  on  Tue Jul 20, 2010  at  08:10 AM
i love the big brown boerboel mix. think i cn hndle his but my loction is far. i have pregnant rottweiler and brown terrier som of the pictures are on my facebook.would not mind if he can be sent down
Posted by Tosin  on  Sat Mar 12, 2011  at  06:47 PM
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