By Tom Midlane @goldenlatrine

A MONSTER-sized 218lb English Mastiff named Ringo is keeping the spirit of the Fab Four alive – after siring a puppy named Hey Jude. Ringo is one of the ‘fur Beatles’, owned by father-of-two Joe Thompson, 39, of Duluth, Minnesota

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Videographer / director: Istvan Lettang

Producer: Tom Midlane, Kim Nguyen

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Together with Harrison and Paul, the trio collectively weigh close to 700lbs, and command stud fees of between $2,500 and $3,000. The puppy, a beautiful reverse brindle, was born by c-section at the Family Friends Vet Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, weighing 12oz. “This is a breeding we’ve talked about for a very, very long time,” Joe said. “It’s about more than puppies – it’s about legacy. Deb was my mentor, she was the one that found the female that produced Ringo’s son Harrison.”