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The Heaviest (and Longest) Dog: Zorba

In Kazantzakis' famous novel, Zorba the Greek tackled spiritual and metaphysical quandaries; Zorba the dog apparently tackled his dinner. Zorba, an Old English mastiff, was the world's heaviest and longest dog ever recorded. Zorba weighed 343 pounds and, from nose to tail, was eight feet three inches long.