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Danish mastiff Bella is the largest female in the world

Great Danes are among the most impressive dog breeds ever. A German or Danish mastiff named Bella, however, towers above all other congeners. The proud animal from Chandler, Arizona in the USA has now been officially named the world's largest bitch by the Guinness Book of Records.

The Great Dane is surely one of the most famous dog breeds in the world. The professionally bred dogs were used to hunt bears, boars and deer as early as the 17th century. Accordingly, the animals must have an impressive physique in order to intimidate the hunted animals simply by their presence. It is not uncommon for the Great Dane to be dubbed Apoll among dog breeds - it combines a strong body with elegance. It is therefore not surprising that the Great Dane is also one of the largest dog breeds ever.

The current largest female mastiff comes from the USA. The impressive animal is named Bella and measures almost four feet on all four paws up to the shoulder. The mastiff also weighs a proud 77 kilograms. So that Bella is actually full, the bitch eats four full bowls of dog food a day.

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