A DEADLY pit bull that weighs 12 stone and could “snap a man’s arm with a single bite” has been allowed to play with its owners’ small THREE-YEAR-OLD son.
Marlon and Lisa Grennan said they have “no concerns” about their monster pet Hulk being around their child Jordan, who is dwarfed by the humongous pooch.
The American pit bull terrier is a banned breed in the UK and its “unrivalled” power means it can snap human bones like a “toothpick”.
Despite its lethal potential Hulk’s owners said they “100 per cent” trust the dog and their son has grown up with the massive pooch within arm’s reach.
Mr Grennan, 28, said: “A dog the size of the Hulk could kill someone if it was in the wrong situation at the wrong time.
“The power of this dog is unrivalled. If he bit down on someone’s arm with full power it would snap like a toothpick.
“But he doesn’t have that kind of mentality. These dogs are very balanced and gentle – they are nanny dogs.”
Mrs Grennan, 24, who herself pales in comparison in size to the 17-month-old Hulk, said she feels the American pit bull terrier breed is misunderstood.
She said: “I have no concerns about any of the dogs around my son.
“They are amazing family dogs. People say these dogs randomly flip out, but that just doesn’t happen.
“They go through enormous amounts of training and are more used to going up against multiple grown men and hearing loud noises.
“So the little things a kid might do to startle a regular dog isn’t going to phase ours at all.”
The couple, who live in New Hampshire in America, supply protection dogs to high-profile celebrities, billionaires and wealthy professionals.
Former boxer Mr Grennan started his company Dark Dynasty K9s 10 years ago after suffering a hand injury which ended his sporting career.
He began with just two dogs but now has scores of pooches that live on a sprawling 150-acre ranch.
These include more than a dozen highly trained pit bulls – and a single chihuahua.
Many of the pit bulls eat a protein-rich diet of ground beef and protein supplements, in much the same way a bodybuilder would.
Hulk alone eats around 1.8kg of ground beef each day.
Mr Grennan said: “These dogs are absolutely fearless because they are trained to be one hundred per cent fearless.
“They feel nothing. They know no defeat.
“We are constantly going to throw challenges in front of them because creating that fearlessness is what makes a good protection dog.”