This is still the biggest dog i've ever
encountered to date(and that's including 'my' Irish Wolfhound : https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CGpvk1MK-kY/T0aJDe55KQI/AAAAAAAAKLs/Vs8cvwj5zmY/s576/DSC_0031.JPG
If you think it's perspective,think again,he's actually a bit farther away than the man sitting on the bench.
If you,in your mind's eye,move him level with the man(feet first,rest following that),you'd get a better image of it's true bigness.
Here he is again,with Ricky on the right,who is normally quite used to being the biggest one around,not that day though.
His owner thought he might very well be of recordproportions,but she wasn't that bothered about it,which instantly endeared her to me.