HUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom — A special kind of dog is looking for a special kind of home, after his owner surrendered him despite spending $4,500 to buy him. The puppy, who goes by the name of Tzar, was imported to England from Russia and has been dubbed the largest puppy in the world. The Caucasian Ovcharka is a rare breed that grows to be roughly 225 pounds, although Tzar currently stands at a “modest” 140 pounds. Turns out the 10-month-old pup still has a lot of growing to do.
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The man who originally purchased Tzar was intending to train him to be a guard dog but his size proved to be too much for the man to handle. Defeated, the man then surrendered Tzar to the West Yorkshire Dog Rescue in England. Kathy Trout, a representative of the rescue group, admits it will take a very special kind of person to adopt and raise Tzar. The pup will need stability, discipline and lots of land to thrive inside of a home environment. It is also estimated to cost $455 a month to feed him currently but as he grows in size, so will his appetite.
As a breed, the Caucasian Ovcharka has a reputation of being aggressive, but Trout believes that Tzar doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. The pup is very playful and reminds Trout of a big, loving teddy bear. If interested in learning more about Tzar, check out his adoption page here.