Meet ‘Hulk’: The Giant 175lb Family Pit Bull | DOG DYNASTY
COMM: The pit bull terrier is renowned for
its strength and power and at this kennel
in New Hampshire they breed them as protection dogs.
MARLON: If he bit down on somebody’s arm
with full power he would snap your arm like
COMM: But despite the breed’s often fearsome
reputation, they show a softer side around
KID: I want to get on Hulk.
LISA: You want to get on? Alright.
LISA: I don’t think its irresponsible at all
for people to have pit bulls and their children, I mean they’re dogs just like any other dog
and no matter what the breed it’s all completely
on how you raise them.
MARLON: We do dogs for you know basic, from the
average family person all the way up to high
profile celebrities, billionaires, doctors,
lawyers, bankers… I do dogs for the police,
I do dogs for the Feds. We have all kinds
MARLON: Yeah, he bit his tongue. He bit his tongue.
COMM: Dark Dynasty Canines International train
the dogs to work under extreme conditions
– making them an elite breed, sought after
for their temperament.
MARLON: Realistically it’s testing who they
are. It’s challenging them. We are constantly
going to throw challenges in front of them
because creating that fearlessness is what
makes a good protection dog.
JEFF: I’m gonna try to hijack this car and
be sitting in the back seat. I’m running
away, he’s going to send a dog, the dog’s
going to jump through the window and come
attack me, he is going to have a muzzle on,
he is going to fight me.
MARLON: Come out the car sir or we’ll send the dog.
JEFF: I’m not coming out!
MARLON: These dogs are absolutely fearless
because they are trained to be one hundred
percent fearless. They fear nothing. And that’s the point,
they know no defeat.
COMM: Marlon’s prize dog is Hulk, a 17-month
old pit bull who weighs in at 175lbs. He captured
the world’s attention earlier this year when
a YouTube clip of him had over one million views
in a week.
MARLON: The Hulk is probably top three biggest pit
bulls in the world, not probably, is. Top three
biggest pit bulls in the world. No question,
and he is the youngest by far and he is
the prettiest by far.
MARLON: A dog like Hulk can cost you anywhere
from $2500 to $25000. I have one of his sons
who possibly might be sold for $30,000 just based on
who he is and what he does and who we are.
MARLON: Come on buddy!
MARLON: No, I would never consider selling Hulk,
I’ve been offered $100,000, $250,000, $500,000.
You could throw ten million in front of me
and I’d throw it right back at you. The dog
is priceless. Period.
COMM: But despite the awesome power of Hulk
and other dogs, three-year-old Jordan has grown up
with them within arms reach.
LISA: I have no concerns about any of the
dogs around my son. They are amazing family
dogs and with the training that they go through
they are used to going against grown men, and
multiple grown men, and loud noises and they
go through extensive training. So the little
things a kid might do to startle a regular
dog isn’t going to phase ours at all. They’re amazing family dogs.
MARLON: Well for the people that say their
dogs just randomly flip out, they’re not paying
attention because that doesn’t actually happen.
There’s something that’s going on throughout that dog’s life that is constant and he’s just got to a breaking
point or something like that.
COMM: And the family is proud of its reputation
for producing some of the best protection
dogs in the business.
MARLON: Good boy!
MARLON: The main difference between us is
the level of care that we put into these dogs
you know, we are dogs, we live and breathe
this world every single day so the amount
of care that goes into it is like nothing
else like nowhere else in the world. It’s
very, very, important what I’m doing….
most people don’t realise where they live.
I live out here in New Hampshire, there’s
no crime out here I’m not worried about
that kind of stuff. But I’ve got clients
in Granada, I’ve got clients in Africa I’ve
got clients in terrible, terrible places.
They don’t don’t live in Candyland, they
live in fear. And why should somebody else
live in fear when they don’t have to. So that’s
my job is to help alleviate fear from peoples
lives by giving them a family member as well.