I read about Boomer, billed as possibly the world’s biggest dog, and decided to drop in on him during my recent trip to North Dakota. Click here to read my column. And scroll on for more photos.
Few of the photos I took truly capture the size of this dog. He’s more than 7 feet long from snout to tail, stands 36 inchest high, and weighs 180 pounds. In many of my shots, he’s either sitting, laying or otherwise scrunching. I kept looking in the view finder, thinking, man this camera sure shrinks that dog.
Additionally, his owner, Caryn Weber, is 5’11, making him appear shorter when she’s in the frame.
You wouldn’t want to hit this dog with a car, though. That’s for sure. This photo is notable because it includes the Pontiac G6 I rented to drive from Fargo to Bismarck and back. It was a surprisingly fast and comfortable ride. Good thing Boomer didn’t decide to crawl over it like a monster truck, because GM is’t going to be making any of these babies anymore.
Check out the legs on this puppy.
Paws the size of tennis balls.
Boomer is actually a gentle giant, but the cat isn’t always so sure.
Boomer was polite enough to crouch down, and look up to me, so that I didn’t have to look so short.
Thanks, Caryn, for the great visit. Boomer may not set a Guinness World Record, but he’ll always be the world’s biggest dog to me.