Hulk, the dog that made international headlines earlier this year when his owners introduced him as the world's biggest pit bull, is now a dad. Hulk is shown in a new video cuddling up to a litter of adorable puppies he fathered.
The eight puppies are worth $500,000 collectively.
In the video released by Barcroft TV, Hulk, weighing more than 170 pounds, displays his gentle nature, despite his size and strength, by nuzzling and licking his litter of puppies, now five-weeks-old.
Marlon Grennan, Hulk's owner, is the CEO of New Hampshire-based Dark Dynasty K9s, which specializes in breeding and training guard dogs.
He said that the eight puppies are worth $500,000 collectively if they undergo training to become elite guard and protection dogs.
According to Grennan, even without training, he could sell each puppy for $30,000, because of their blood connection with Hulk. But if they undergo full training at his Dark Dynasty K9s training school to become elite guard dogs, each could sell for $55,000 and more.
Hulk is also worth $500,000, because of his size, strength and training as a guard dog. He received training at Dark Dynasty K9s training school run by Grennan -- a former boxer -- and his wife Lisa.
Hulk is able to attack and release on command in different situations, including jumping into, or onto, cars to perform his duties.
"This is definitely one of the most valuable litters we have had. If the litter were all trained as protection dogs they could be worth in excess of half-a-million dollars, absolutely. In about five to seven weeks we'll start to see them separate out and get a good idea of just how big they will get.Grennan said he retained Hulk as a family dog despite his comprehensive training as a guard dog, and customers offering staggering sums to have him, because he fell in love with the dog due to his gentle nature and friendship with their little son, Jordan.
"Their papa isn't a legend for no reason but the potential to have another record-breaking world famous dog amongst his puppies is definitely there. Most of them are already sold. That's just how well thought of Hulk's bloodline is thought of."
He expressed the view that the reputation of pit bulls as a "dangerous breed" of dogs was misinformed, saying that when properly raised pit bulls make excellent family dogs. But he acknowledged that because of his size and strength, a bite from Hulk could "snap a man's arm like a toothpick."
"Hulk has shown the world that when this breed is gentle and balanced, they can be the greatest dogs in the world. I love this dog so much I honestly can't even put it into words. There are no words to describe it."According to Grennan's wife, Lisa, "Hulk is an awesome, well-balanced dog and he doesn't get phased by the sort of things that might upset or distract another dog. Jordan has never been bitten by any of our dogs and I would never put him in a position to have that happen. He is 100 percent safe when he is working with the dogs."
"We are professionals and we live this every day. Our son is very safe around these dogs and what we do."
Grennan noted that one of the new puppies could grow up to snatch the title of the world's biggest pit bull from their father.
Grennan's business, Dark Dynasty K9s, supplies protection or guard dogs to high-profile customers and law enforcement agencies around the world.