By John Balson @JJBalson

THE world's biggest pitbull cuddles up to his adorable new litter - valued at a whopping half-a-million dollars

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Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan
Producer: John Balson, Chloe Browne
Editor: Joshua Douglas, Sonia Estal, Ian Phillips

Family affair: Marlon Grennan, 28, with wife Lisa, 25, son Jordan, three, and giant pitbull Hulk and his newborn puppies

The eight puppies were fathered by gentle giant Hulk, who weighs in at a huge 12 stone.

And even though his owners say his bite could 'snap a man's arm like a toothpick', here he shows off his softer side by nuzzling and licking his new brood.

Top dog: Twelve stone Hulk gets to grips with his latest litter of puppies - which could be worth up to $500,000

The eight pups could collectively command $500,000 (£320,000) if they go through owner Marlon Grennan’s training school to become elite protection dogs. 

And there are even hopes one of the new batch could one day grow big enough to steal their father's crown.

Handle with care: Jordan Grennan, three, holds two of Hulk's newborn puppies

Marlon, 28, said: "This is definitely one of the most valuable litters we have had. If the litter were all trained as protection dogs they could be worth in excess of half-a-million dollars, absolutely.

"In about five to seven weeks we'll start to see them separate out and get a good idea of just how big they will get. 

Puppy love: Hulk, the world's most famous pitbull, relaxes beside his new brood in New Hampshire, USA

"Their papa isn't a legend for no reason but the potential to have another record-breaking world famous dog amongst his puppies is definitely there. 

"Most of them are already sold. That's just how well thought of Hulk's bloodline is thought of."

Hulk's puppies would usually sell for up to $30,000 (£19,000) at birth, simply because who their father is.

But if they were to be trained as elite protection dogs then Marlon says they could sell for $55,000 (£35,000) or more, Marlon says.

Foam friends: Hulk and two of his nine-week-old puppies enjoy some bathtime with best friend, Jordan

Hulk, who made international headlines when he was unveiled earlier this year, has also been in training to become a protection dog at Dark Dynasty K9s in New Hampshire, USA.

The business supplies protection dogs to high-profile celebrities, billionaires and wealthy professionals - as well as law enforcement around the world.

He has so far been taught to attack and release on command as well as vault and assault would-be assailants in and on cars.

Controlled: Marlon and Lisa say their son is 100 per cent safe handling the supersized pitbull

But owed to his balanced nature, former boxer Marlon and wife Lisa Grennan, 25, still allow him to interact and even bite-train with their three year old son, Jordan.

Outside of training the pair are also best of friends and love bathing and singing together, with Jordan playing the harmonica while Hulk howls.

Lisa said: "Hulk is an awesome, well-balanced dog and he doesn't get phased by the sort of things that might upset or distract another dog.

New parent: Fatherhood is clearly tiring out Hulk as he takes a yawn beside the eight puppies

"Jordan has never been bitten by any of our dogs and I would never put him in a position to have that happen. He is 100 per cent safe when he is working with the dogs. 

"We are professionals and we live this everyday. Our son is very safe around these dogs and what we do.

"Hulk is a gentle giant and a great father. He will think nothing of laying down and licking his young puppies and is very gentle with them. He is an awesome dad."

Lick father lick son: Hulk relaxes in the bathroom with Jordan and dad Marlon

While in the past Marlon has been offered thousands of dollars to sell Hulk he has declined because the dog is part of the family. 

He said: "Hulk has shown the world that when this breed is gentle and balanced, they can be the greatest dogs in the world.

"I love this dog so much I honestly can't even put it into words. There are no words to describe it."

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