Bernese mountain dog Barli weighs an incredible 8st 1lb at just seven months old – double the weight of an average dog his age – and gets fed four cups of food a day by his owner Nicole Coghlan, 27, from Illinois, US
Sometimes you just wish you could keep your puppy tiny forever, so you’ll never struggle to pick them up or cuddle them on your lap.
One woman is already finding it difficult to carry her pup – and he’s only seven months old.
Barli the huge Bernese mountain dog weighs an incredible 8st 1lb, which is double the average size of a dog his breed and age.
The ever-growing canine eats around four cups of food a day, equalling 10lbs of food in 24 hours.
Owner Nicole Coghlan, 27, from Illinois, US, loves to show off her gigantic puppy on social media – though lifting him up to the camera gets harder as each day passes.
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Despite not being fully grown, Barli is almost as tall as his owner and chunky in size.
Nicole describes her furry friend as: “A social butterfly who loves other dogs, swimming, exploring, and running free when he has the chance.”
“He’s also very loyal and loves to cuddle all the time,” she said.
The real-life teddy bear has relatives within Nicole’s family as her parents own Barli’s great uncle Hobbes, 10.
Nicole added: “I’ve grown up with three Bernese Mountain Dogs. They all have unique personalities but are all loving teddy bears.
“I’m learning how to be a better dog parent every day.”
Bali isn’t the only dog taking the internet by storm this week – OAP Hime the Husky has touched the hearts of people online.
The 13-year-old dog has arthritis and has “slowed down in her old age”, so she can no longer pull her owner’s bike like she used to.
Instead, David Nagadhana, 32, has been transporting her in his bike trailer on long walks.
David described the senior Husky as “bouncy, boisterous and certifiably bonkers”, and says she is always smiling when she’s in the cart.
Reddit users were so touched by Hime, they even donated a new upgraded pair of doggles (dog goggles) for her to wear whilst riding.
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