A massive dog who weighs the same as the average weight of a newborn elephant is looking for a loving forever home.

Four-year-old mastiff Galahad tips the scales at a whopping 100kg (approximately 15 stone, 7lbs), and the Dogs Trust shelter looking after him at the moment claim the heavy hound is the "biggest dog we’ve ever had," GloucestershireLive reports.

The shelter's rehoming staff are now hoping to find Galagad "a big-hearted owner to match".

They say the massive mastiff "has no idea of his size" – but just loves human company.

Harriet Blaskett, rehoming centre manager at Dogs Trust Canterbury, 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."

Ms Blaskett said: "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."

His amazing foster carers say he loves nothing more than lounging on a sofa of his own – he sleeps on a two-seater – and plodding around the garden.

"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."

Old English mastiffs are recognised by Guinness World Records as being the heaviest dog breed, with an old English mastiff named Zorba setting the record for heaviest dog in 1987, weighing 142 kg (22 stone, 3lbs).

Anyone able to give Galahad a loving forever home can contact Dogs Trust Canterbury on 01227 792505.

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