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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zeus, a Great Dane has Been Named World's Tallest Dog by Guinness World Records 2013


Guinness World Records has replaced Giant George, the handsome Great Dane who grew from runt to 43 inches, with a new “world’s largest dog”: the 44-inch Great Dane, Zeus.

A 44" Great Dane has been named the world’s tallest dog by Guinness World Records.

Aptly named Zeus weighs 155 pounds and reaches an astonishing height of 7' 4" standing on his hind legs.

In April, 2012, I posted a story about Giant George, a Great Dane that held the title as the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Dog Ever for 2012.

Owner Denise Doorlag from Michigan says the three-year-old is so big little children often thinks he is a horse.

She said her family was honored by their pet’s place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

‘We are just a regular family from Michigan, so to be able to say that we own the world’s tallest dog is very exciting, and the kids are just so excited.’

First published in 1955, The Guinness Book of World Records has sold more than 120 million copies to date in over 100 countries.

Standing normally, he’s about the height of an average donkey. He eats 12 cups of food each day.




Big dog: Great Dane Zeus measures 44in from paw to withers and owner Denise, right, says young children often mistake him for a horse


                          No bowl: Zeus serves himself some water from the tap at the Doorlag family home in Michigan


                               Standing tall: On his hind legs Zeus, pictured with owner Kevin Doorlag, measures 7' 4"




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