Staring Down Superdog.

You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but Wendy (yes, this dog is a she) is friendly and "likes nothing better than a good back scratch and isn't shy about sitting in your lap to ask for one". The Whippet's herculean appearance comes from two gene defects which cause a condition called "double muscling", which can occur in any animal species.

There's even an unnamed German boy running around with this genetic defect (the only recorded human case), who as a toddler had the strength of some adults.

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looks like its eyes are about to pop out its looks like its saying please kill me ima freak and i cant deal with this another day. i bet it has high blood pressure because it looks like its veins are about to havent ever heard of this disorder but i imagine it must put stress on your body and limit your life expectancy. some korean would love to make some barbecue outta all that meat.
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I'm a fan of Stephen Pressfield's novel's that take place in Ancient Greece. The (maybe-mythical/maybe-based-on-an-actual-person) Hercules (a.k.a. Heracles) is mentioned as having been seen by a character in his book LAST OF THE AMAZONS, about the Amazon seige of Athens (which may or may not have actually happened). Anyway, the character debunks a lot of the Herculean myths, like he didn't wear a lion skin that could not be penetrated by arrows but an iron suit of armor that only Hercules was strong enough to lift (and iron was very hard to come by at this time). One wonders if Hercules was based on an actual person with this disorder, abnormally, freakishly strong. If it's rare among humans, it would well have been myth inspiring.
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