Published: 13:56, 24 April 2021
| Updated: 14:11, 24 April 2021
A Kent animal centre is on the search for suitable owners willing to take home a gentle giant described as the "biggest dog ever".
Four-year-old mastiff Galahad, who is currently in the care of the team at Dogs Trust Canterbury, weighs in at a hefty 100kg.
The big slobbery boy has had a lot of change in his life so far, having moved to several different homes already.
But now he again finds himself without loving owners.
The rehoming centre's manager, Harriet Blaskett, said: "Galahad is easily the biggest dog we’ve ever had here at Canterbury, and he’s looking for a big-hearted owner to match.
“He’s got no idea of his size at all and just loves human company so he needs an owner able to cope with the demands of such a big dog.
“Galahad has had a lot of upheaval in his life so far, so can be a little unsure when he first goes somewhere, but once he’s comfortable he enjoys exploring his environment, sniffing - and knocking things over - as he goes."
Weighing the equivalent of a newborn elephant calf, 15.7-stone Galahad - who shares his name with one of King Arthur's knights - needs a family home with plenty of space.
The property needs to have direct access to a garden, and Galahad cannot live with cats or small furry pets.
He can live with children aged 12 and over.
Ms Blakett added: "He has little respect for flower beds or hedges and chooses to walk through them, loves chewing toys, and spraying them with saliva with a flick of his head.”
The English mastiff is recognised as being the world's heaviest breed of dog, with the biggest topping the scales at 144kg in 1984.
Those interested in Galahad should visit the Dogs Trust website.