According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average weight for an American man is 195.5 pounds, so Bentley is above average, almost any way you look at him. The 5-year-old Great Dane currently knocks the breath out of the scale, weighing in at 228 pounds. He also stands 38 inches tall, which his owners think is big enough to put him in the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Tallest Living Dog. But — whether he’s official or not — Bentley is one huge dog.
“You see a lot of people taking their phones out [when they see him] or ‘Is that a dog? Is that a horse?’ Basically the common reaction is, ‘is that a horse?'” Bentley’s owner, Bob Magliocchi, told WNEP. Even the veterinarian was surprised at how big their pet has gotten, telling the Magliocchis that he’d never seen a dog Bentley’s size.
The Throop, Pennsylvania, family will find out before the end of the year if Bentley is big enough for the Guinness Book. Until then, he’ll be plowing through an estimated 110 pounds of food every month and turning heads everywhere he goes. He might not be the World’s Tallest Dog, but he’s making a good case to be upgraded from a Great Dane to the Greatest one.