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Owner Of 'Chewbacca Dog' Had No Idea Her Pet Would Become Human Sized

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Owner Of 'Chewbacca Dog' Had No Idea Her Pet Would Become Human Sized

Want to see a dog who looks like Chewbacca? Of course you do so here he is:

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Credit: Mercury Press & Media Ltd

Two-year-old Newfoundland-Poodle cross Mylo doesn't just resemble the Star Wars character in looks - he's also absolutely huge, weighing a whopping seven stone.

Owner Nina Ayling, who got Mylo when he was just a little six-week-old pup, said she never expected him to get so big.

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But those growth spurts just kept on coming and now her furry friend can nearly match her 5ft 3in height when he's stood on his back paws.

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The 27-year-old admin worker from Shoreham by Sea, Brighton, said people are often 'absolutely stunned' when they come across Mylo for the first time.

To the point where she had to make a special sign for him after so many people kept asking about his size.

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"We had absolutely no idea that he would get so big," she said. "We had seen the breeder's previous litter of the same cross-breed and none of them grew to the size of Mylo."

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Nina continued: "Everybody loves him and he's a well known character down at the local pub where he likes to jump up and lean over the bar.

"People who have never seen him look absolutely stunned. They mistake him for a man in a bear suit or say they thought it was Chewbacca.

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"We can't go anywhere without people staring at us or being stopped by people asking us what he is.

"We even had to make a sign for him to wear saying 'I'm a Newfypoo, I'm one year old and I don't know if I'm going to get any bigger' because people kept asking us."

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Despite looking like an absolute bear beast, Mylo is like any other dog of his size and has no qualms dumping his weight on Nina's lap or sitting on people's knees.

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Nina added: "He seems to think he's a lap dog, he loves sitting on people's knee and getting stroked.

"If you stop stroking him he'll even bat you with his paw to let you know you need to carry on.

"He's just a big friendly giant."

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Credit: Mercury Press & Media Ltd
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Let it be known that Mylo's incredible proportions aren't against the norm - in fact, Newfoundland-Poodle cross dogs often weigh between five and ten stone.

They've got a good nature and are known to be smart, affectionate and loyal dogs - in other words, they make the perfect four-legged friend.

Topics: Pet, Dog

Daisy Phillipson
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