Furry Pooch ‘Biggie’ Is A Celebrity In The ‘Hood


Biggie the Harlequin Great Dane. Photo courtesy of Albert Dashevky

We received an email from reader and Sheepshead Bay native Albert Dashevsky, whose somewhat oversized furry companion is apparently quite the celebrity in the ’hood.

Albert emailed us some photos and, we definitely agree — Biggie, a one-year-old Harlequin Great Dane, definitely has star power potential. According to Albert:

He is pretty famous in south Brooklyn! He turns heads, causes traffic, and creates crowds! I figure I might as well use his celebrity and put him to work lol. I’m wondering maybe you guys can help net him a commercial or something of that sort? I read news on this site all the time so I figure[d]I’d ask.

What do you guys think? Is Biggie ready for Hollywood? Or maybe a viral video on YouTube?

More photos of Biggie are below the fold.


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  2. Marina & Rem on

    Awww! My dog would LOVE this gorgeous boy! Is that photo at Plumb Beach? We go there almost every day! Maybe one day we’ll meet!

  3. I was temporarily living there while doing construction on my place. You’ve seen Biggie!

  4. Do you live on Batchelder? I think I see you walking Biggie one time… he is gorgeous!

  5. I sent this email quite a while ago! Finally!! I have a lot more great picture of Big. I’ll be walking him on the boardwalk around 7-8 today.

  6. Unclipped Ears!!!!! I Loooooove his ears! 

    try looking up giant george, see if this harlequin-o can beat him in size. If not, then try writing a kids book about being this lovely. IDK, just these suggestions. 

  7. I think i knew his grandfather. Years ago, there was a huge dog around the bay area. I think the dog’s name was Tiny. Looked just like this big fella. Beautiful animal.