Mastiff Who Might Be The Biggest Dog In Australia Isn’t Even Done Growing Yet

For some pet lovers, big dogs have a special place in their hearts. It's hard not to love a pooch that seems unaware of his or her own size and still tries to get in your lap or navigate tight corners!

Still, being the owner of a big dog is, well... a big commitment. Not only do you need to have enough space for them to roam and play, but food costs more, cleanup takes more effort, and they face health issues because they've got a lot to carry around! These are truths that Australia residents Mark and Dorothy York are all too aware of!

See, the Yorks are the proud owners of an English mastiff who is more than just big; in fact, you could say that he is positively enormous...

There's something special about big dogs. Shows like Clifford the Big Red Dog encapsulate what it's like living with a dog that can knock you down with ease. For some reason, a dog who can't fully comprehend his or her size is always good for a laugh (except maybe when they try to get into your lap and crush you)!
Of course, with big dogs comes the need for equally big dinners—and enough space to accommodate the fury of their powerful swinging tails. But these special animals are always worth the extra love and care.
Australia's Mark and Dorothy York know all about the pains and pleasures of owning a dog. In fact, they know a thing or two about owning enormous canines, too, thanks to their English mastiff, Baron. Let's just say he's quite the handful...
How big is Baron the mastiff? Well, from tail to nose, he's an imposing six-and-a-half feet—about as tall as NBA all-star Kobe Bryant—and a whopping 250 pounds! On top of that, he's only two years old. That means he could have as much as another two years of growing left to do!