Amitabh Bachchan’s Pets PhotoShoot for Magazine Cover

Amitabh Bachchan’s Pet Dog: A Piranha Dane Breed

Everyone knows that Big B loves dogs, he calls them an essential part of his family. Amitabh Bachchan feels pets can be a great companion who stand with you through thick and thin. Big B used to have a Piranha Dane Dog named “Shanouk” (unfortunately he’s no more). Mr. Bachchan used to love spending time with his dog.

He had even done a photo-shoot with his dog once. And though the megastar must have posed for thousands of photoshoots, the one with his pet dog was definitely unique!

Photo-shoot for a Pet Magazine Cover

Amitabh Bachchan recently posed for a photoshoot along with his pet dog, Shanouk, for the cover of as yet unnamed magazine.

Here’s what Big B tweeted about the photo-shoot:
“Did photoshoot with Shanouk, my Piranha Dane for cover of a magazine on dogs by the ebullient Farzana Contractor, wife of BusyBee (Behram Contractor)”

He even posted a picture of the photoshoot, and wrote: “That picture is of Shanouk, my Piranha Dane…Shanouk – a warm gentle breeze on a cold winter morning…”

Recently (after he became a Grand-Dad), Amitji had tweeted saying how his dog had been feeling ignored ever since Abhishek and Aishwarya had a baby.

But I guess the photo-shoot makes Shanouk happy now!

Checkout these amazing photos (the dog is as tall as big B when standing on his hind legs)

Big B’s Pet Dog Shanouk No More

Unfortunately, Amitabh Bachchan’s beloved pet dog, Shanouk, is no more. The dog died after a brief illness. Shanouk, which means a gentle warm breeze on a cold morning, was named by Big B’s son Abhishek.

“The gentle warm breeze on a cold morning’… Just stopped. Shanouk my pet Piraana Dane passed away a short while ago…,” had tweeted Bachchan after the incident.

Some facts About Great Dane Breed

  • Piranha Dane Dog belongs to the Great Dane Family, and they are among the tallest dogs
  • The Great Dane is also called “German Mastiff” or “Deutsche Dogge” or “Danish Hound”.
  • A Great Dane is a large size gentle dog, don’t much bark but very protective and can become aggressive if threatened.
  • Its a big sized dog with over 60 to 90 kg weight, and the females weighing around 50 to 60 kgs
  • The more common Piranha Dane are golden yellow with black mouth/nose area. However, they are also available in black colors, and white with black patches or black with white patches.
  • It’s a giant dog but gentle, and very friendly with family members and children.
  • Piranha Dane have triangular ears which hang close to their cheek.
  • Many prefer larger sized Piranha Dane dogs.

  • Big B at the ‘Pawsitive’ people’s awards for dog lovers where people were felicitated for devoting their life for pets. Sadly, Shanouk died a few months before the event due to prolonged illness.