GEORGIA OFFICER KILLED90-YEARS-YOUNGTANJA'S LAWDEADLY CRASH ON HIXSON PIKECLEVELAND PD TURMOIL

Other Top Stories

Featured Story 

175-Pound Pit Bull Hulk Shatters Misconceptions About The Breed
UPDATED: 1:02 AM EST
This dog just may be the world's largest Pit Bull. Only 18-months-old, Hulk weighs a hefty 175 pounds.

Despite his intimidating size, his owners Marlon Grannan and his wife Lisa Grannan say Hulk is a sweet family dog and a best friend to their 3-year-old son Jordan. 

Online videos and photos of Hulk with their son in their New Hampshire home shatter misconceptions about Pit Bulls as ruthless monsters.

"Because Pit Bulls are only in the media when bad things happen, this myth of them as monsters gets perpetuated," Grannan added, "but it's not true. They might not be for everyone, but under a good leader and with proper training, they make amazing family and work or protection dogs."

Grannan and his wife are the owners of Dark Dynasty K9s, family-owned kennel that breeds and trains American Pit Bull Terriers as protection dogs for clients worldwide. Dark Dynasty K9s is also a member of the American Dog Breeders Association and the United Kennel Club. 

"I want to emphasize that we breed and train dogs who come in stable," Grannan said. "Our goal is to make these dogs fearless for the intimidation factor that protection dogs need to have, not for them to be uncontrolled and maul or bite anyone. That is improper training."

He owns 12 Pit Bulls in training and one Chihuahua. All of them live and work with him at their 150-acre home and kennel, Grannan said.

And yet, Hulk, the biggest of them all, has garnered the most attention. A video of him being weighed last month had over 7 million views as of Tuesday morning. 

"My hope is that we can stop ignorance and change people's minds about Pit Bulls in a positive way with all this attention," Grannan said. 

Video of HULK
Meet 'Hulk': The Giant 175lb Family Pit Bull 

THE HULK of ddkline & His brother singing a song! 

Biggest bully pitbull on earth ON SCALE 173lbs 17 months THE HULK! Of ddkline

Contributed Photo By Ruaridh Connellan/Barcroft Media /Landov
Hulk the pit bull with owner Lisa Grennan at the Dark Dynasty K9s facility on Feb. 22, 2015 in New Hampshire.

  • TN/GA Regional News
  • National News
  • International News
  • Nascar Challenge

    Pick your Top 10 drivers every week and win fun stuff from NewsChannel 9.
  • Patricia Arquette's GiveLove to Those Who Need it Most Experience

    Patricia Arquette is going to one of GiveLove.org's global project sites this summer to do humanitarian work, and she wants you to join her. Make a donation to GiveLove and you may be the lucky winner who gets to do this work side-by-side with her.
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Sweepstakes

    Enter for a chance to win 4 tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Built To Amaze!℠
  • Home Builder's Home Show Sweepstakes

    Enter for a chance to win tickets to the Homebuilder's Tri-State Home Show and a $50 Lowe's gift card!
  • Serena Movie Premier Contest

    Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are headed to the New York premiere of the movie Serena and you could be going with them. The lucky winner will walk the red carpet and grab a selfie with Bradley and Jennifer at this exclusive event.
  • Jack Nicklaus Charity Tournament Experience

    Enter for a chance to attend the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation's 'The Jake' - an annual dinner, auction, and pro-am golf tournament in Jupiter, Fla. You could join Jack and Barbara Nicklaus' exclusive private dinner with some of the world's greatest golfers.

  • Facebook Friend of the Week

    Each monthly winner will receive a one month Family Membership from the YMCA!
  • No Text Zone

    Keep our roads safe! Take the No Text Zone Pledge and have a chance to win a prize!


Government Accountability

What your elected leaders in Washington are doing today:

President

U.S. Senate

U.S. House

(Public schedules posted online)




| StormTrack 9 Blog | Live Cameras |
| Neighborhood Network | Pollen Count |

 

Breaking News

 
  • WTVC :: News - NewsChannel 9 Traffic Tracker

    NewsChannel 9 Traffic Tracker

    Check the Live TDOT Traffic Cameras aimed at area highways.
  • WTVC :: News - Made In Our Hometown

    Made In Our Hometown

    Highlighting the businesses and entrepreneurs that keep our area working.
  • WTVC :: News - Pay It Forward

    Pay It Forward

    Helping you help your neighbor with $500!
  • WTVC :: News - Price of Freedom

    Price of Freedom

    Josh Roe wants your "Price of Freedom" ideas. Tell him about people or programs that are important to veterans in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
  • WTVC :: News - Raw News

    Raw News

    See the news as it happened, raw and unedited!
  • WTVC :: News - Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Click here to sign up to take part in our Feb. 23rd Town Hall on youth violence.
  • WTVC :: News - This N That

    This N That

    Learn about the latest in community affairs and great events with Brian Smith on This 'N That.
  • WTVC :: News - Sideroads

    Sideroads

    Take a ride with Brian Smith to explore the unique people and places to be found along the Sideroads of the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
  • WTVC :: News - The Good Life

    The Good Life

    Celebrating the events, adventures and activities that represent "The Good Life" in the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
  • WTVC :: News - Missing Persons

    Missing Persons

    These people are missing and are being sought by law enforcement officials within the NewsChannel 9 viewing area.
  • WTVC :: News - Business News

    Business News

    News about your money and businesses in the NewsChannel 9 area.
  • WTVC :: News - Education News

    Education News

    Here is the latest news on issues affecting NewsChannel 9 area school systems.
  • WTVC :: News - Top Health Stories

    Top Health Stories

    News to keep you and your family alive and well.
  • WTVC :: News - Entertainment News

    Entertainment News

    Looking for something to do? Check here for fun stuff happening in the NewsChannel 9 area.
  • WTVC :: News - No Text Zone

    No Text Zone

    Keep our roads safe! Take the No Text Zone Pledge and have a chance to win a prize!
  • WTVC :: News - Georgia Lottery

    Georgia Lottery

    Get the winning numbers and all the details on how to play in the Peach State.
  • WTVC :: News - Tennessee Lottery

    Tennessee Lottery

    Get the winning numbers and all the details on how to play in the Volunteer State.
  • WTVC :: News - Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
  • WTVC :: News - Your Voice. Your Future.

    Your Voice. Your Future.

    As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
  • WTVC :: News - Border Crisis

    Border Crisis

    Get the latest developments on the border control issue!
  • WTVC :: News - Political Pulse

    Political Pulse

    Armstrong Williams is called "one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America" by The Washington Post...
  • WTVC :: News - Behind The Headlines

    Behind The Headlines

    Behind The Headlines with Mark Hyman - Political Commentary and Opinions
  • WTVC :: News - Health Care Reform

    Health Care Reform

    The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
  • WTVC :: News - Washington Times

    Washington Times

    Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.

more »

Tonight on WTVC NewsChannel 9

6:00 NewChannel 9 

6:30 ABC World News Tonight

7:00 Wheel of Fortune

7:30 Jeopardy 

8:00 The Middle

8:30 The Goldbergs

9:00 Modern Family

9:30 Black-ish

10:00 Nashville 

11:00 NewsChannel 9 

11:35 Jimmy Kimmel Live

Complete Schedule »


Friend of the Day
No Text Zone
Pay It Forward
Storm Track 9 Radar
Storm Track 9 Weather App