Meet Wendy, The “World’s Strongest Dog,” And See Her In Action

This is Wendy, the dog whose appearance is a long way from the usual long, lean and sleek look of her breed.

She was born with a genetic defect which has left her looking like the Incredible Hulk of Hounds.

While her head, heart, lungs and legs are the size of those of a normal whippet, her gene defect means she is “double muscled”.


Some dog breeds are known to be incredible strong.
English whippets aren’t one of them. Wendy is an incredible exception.

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Most whippets are thin, lithe, and athletic.
Wendy, on the other hand, was born with a rare genetic condition that caused her muscles to grow bigger and stronger than in other dogs, even of her own breed.

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People call her the “Arnold Schwarzenegger” of dogs.
But Wendy’s owner, Ingrid Hansen, insists that you have nothing to fear from this muscle-bound pooch.

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“She doesn’t know she’s got a genetic defect,” Hansen told the “Daily Mail.”
“She might give you a nasty lick, that’s all.” Hansen says that Wendy loves back scratches, and she’ll even sit on your lap (if you can handle the weight!)

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Wendy’s unique genes caught the attention of some geneticists from the United States.
They travel back and forth to Victoria, Canada, where Wendy lives on a farm, to study her genetic code. That means she doesn’t have to earn her keep as a show dog.

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Instead, Wendy gets to hang out on the farm and flex.
She loves to play with the other dogs and even the horses. After a long day of using those massive muscles just for fun, she sleeps in Hansen’s bed.

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Wendy was even the subject of an episode of “Animal Planet.”
Check it out to see the “world’s strongest dog” in action. This pooch is incredible!