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Aicama Zorba of La-Susa
Other appellation(s) Zorba
Species Canis familiaris
Breed Old English Mastiff
Sex Male
Born 26 September 1981
Died 1992
Title World's Heaviest Dog
World's Longest Dog
Owner Chris Eraclides
Parents Stablemate's Bruno of Kisumu (sire)
Gildasan Valintine Daisy Of Aicama (dam)
Weight 315 pounds (143 kg) in 1987
345 pounds (156.5 kg) in 1989
Height 37 inches (94 cm) in 1989

Aicama Zorba of La-Susa or Zorba (26 September 1981 – 1992) was a male Old English Mastiff who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest and longest dog in the world.


Zorba was bred by Mrs I. Prosser on 26 September 1981 . His sire and dam were Stablemate's Bruno of Kisumu (American import) and Gildasan Valentine Daisy of Aicama. He was owned by Chris Eraclides of London, England.

World records

Zorba initially set the record of heaviest dog in September 1987 at 314 pounds (142 kg).

In November 1989 Zorba was recorded as weighing 330 pounds (149.7 kg). Zorba stood 37 inches (94 cm) at the shoulder and was 8 feet 3 inches (251 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.

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