Zorba (dog)

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Aicama Zorba of La-Susa
Other name(s) Zorba
Species Canis lupus familiaris
Breed Old English Mastiff
Sex Male
Born 26 September 1981
Died Unknown
Title World's Heaviest Dog
World's Longest Dog
Owner Chris Eraclidas
Parents Stablemate's Bruno of Kisumu (sire)
Gildasan Valintine Daisy Of Aicama (dam)
Weight 314.5 pounds (142.7 kg) in 1987
343 pounds (155.6 kg) in 1989
Height 37 inches (94 cm) in 1989

Aicama Zorba of La-Susa or Zorba (26 September 1981 - Unknown ) was a male Old English Mastiff who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest and longest dog in the world.

Life[edit]

Zorba was bred by Mrs I. Prosser on 26 September 1981. His sire and dam were Stablemate's Bruno of Kisumu (American import) and Gildasan Valentine Daisy of Aicama.[1] He was owned by Chris Eraclides of London, England.

World records[edit]

Zorba initially set the record of heaviest dog in September 1987 at 314.5 pounds (142.7 kg). [2]

In November 1989 Zorba was recorded as weighing 343 pounds (155.6 kg). Zorba stood 37 inches (94 cm) at the shoulder and was 8 feet 3 inches (251 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.[3][4][5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cruft's Dog Show 1987 Working" (PDF). Kennel Club. p. 255. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Donald McFarlan (1 December 1988). Guinness Book of World Records, 1989. Sterling. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-8069-0276-0. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Mark C. Young (1 October 1994). The Guinness Book of Records 1995. Facts on File. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-8160-2646-3. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Sandra Choron; Sandra Choron Harry Choron (1 November 2005). Planet Dog: A Doglopedia. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-618-51752-7. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Nancy Furstinger (1 September 2005). Mastiffs. ABDO. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-59679-273-9. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Laurie Bogart Morrow (9 October 2012). The Giant Book of Dog Names. Simon and Schuster. p. 423. ISBN 978-1-4516-6690-8. Retrieved 14 November 2012.