Brookie, the largest horse ever recorded was a Belgian Draft named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed lbs and stood at hands. He wore a collar and boasted a girth measurement of 10 feet, 2 inches around. It took 30 inches of iron for each of his horseshoes.
The Rhodesian ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Rhodesia. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa, who crossed their dogs with the semi-domesticated, ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi.