Sad: Ive Never Seen Anything Like This! Meet Wendy, The Incredible Hulk of Hounds:

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    Huge Wendy towers over a regular whippet.

    This is Wendy, the dog whose appearance is a long way from the usual long, lean and sleek look of her breed

    She was born with a genetic defect which has left her looking like the Incredible Hulk of Hounds.

    While her head, heart, lungs and legs are the size of those of a normal whippet, her gene defect means she is "double muscled".
    She weighs 4st4lb - twice as much as she should - and has bulging neck muscles, burly shoulders and haunches like a baboon. And unlike ordinary whippets known for their lithe and narrow frame, this four-year-old pedigree doesn't just have a sixpack stomach, she has a 24-pack.

    Sadly, her mixed-up genes mean she may have a shorter life expectancy than most breeds.

    But while she may look oddly menacing, her doting owner Ingrid Hansen claims the giant pooch likes nothing better than clambering up on to your lap to have her back scratched.

    "People have referred to her as Arnold Schwarzenegger," she said.

    "She's healthy and happy. That's all that counts.
    "She doesn't know she's got a genetic defect. She might give you a nasty lick, that's all."

    The whippet, who lives on a farm in Victoria, Canada, has been the subject of an American genetics study. Although the dogs are customarily bred for hunting, racing and showing, Wendy enjoys a slower pace of life.

    She spends her days prowling around the fields, chasing other dogs and horses and sleeping on her owner's bed.

    This week the Daily Mail reported on another canine phenomenon, 19st10lb Samson.
    A cross between a Great Dane and a Newfoundland, the dog from Boston, Lincolnshire, is 37in at the shoulder and stands 6ft5in on his hind legs.

  2. Oh baby girl :sad: I'm so glad she's got an owner who loves her no matter what she looks like. I wish her a long happy life.
  3. OMG, so unreal looking...poor dog!!
  4. ^ITA...she is lucky she has owners who care about her and don't want to exploit her unique condition.
  5. I agree! Thankfully, animals don't really get that they are different...
  6. ^you are so right. Wendy looks like she is having a wonderful time...what dog wouldn't want that huge field to run around in?! :smile:
  7. Oh wow that's insane... and so interesting at the same time. If I were into biology and genes that would be such an interesting case to study!

    I think despite all of this, Wendy looks really happy and she's lucky to have owners who care for her well being :yes::heart:
  8. Thank God the dog is healthly and she does look happy.
  9. That's insane!! I almost can't believe my eyes... to echo everyone else's sentiments, i'm just glad she has an owner who loves her and a normal life.
  10. Awwww poor thing, look at her face. She looks like a freaky female bodybuilder. I just hope she stays healthy and lives a long life. On a similar note, I saw on a youtube video about overweight whippets. If anyone knows this breed, you really have to overfeed them to bulk up. I felt so bad for the dogs. :sad:
  11. Wow.. I wish the best for that dog & her owner!
  12. awww, i think she's wonderful --i love little misfit critters. :heart:
  13. Some men would kill for a body like that :roflmfao:

    She look super happy though. As long as shes happy and healthy, does is really matter what she looks like? Its pretty fascinating to me.
  14. :wtf:
  15. awww.. hopefully she will live a long and healthy life. At least she's very much loved =)