According to Oborge, the world's largest German shepherd, as of September 2014, is named Duke, standing at almost 32 inches tall and weighing 131 pounds. Duke has a male offspring that is almost as large as him.
Duke's owners claim that the dog became so large through a diet consisting primarily of spinach. He was born in Pulaski, Tenn., at the Milky Way Farm and has lived with his family for over six years, as of 2014. Despite his size, Duke is very active. He enjoys playing outside, running around tables at home and chasing the ashes around his family's bonfires.