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Great Dane declared world's tallest dog

Posted on Friday, 14 September, 2012 | Comment icon 27 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Guinness World Records

A Great Dane called Zeus has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest dog ever recorded.

Three-year-old Zeus towers over most dogs at a staggering 44 inches in height, making him not only the tallest living dog but the tallest dog in history. Zeus is so tall in fact that people often mistake him for a horse when they see him out and about with his owner, Denise Doorlag.

The previous record holder, known as Giant George, lost his title to Zeus by an inch. The latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records launched on Thursday.

"Measuring 1. 12m from paw to withers the point between the shoulder blades at which the official height of a four-legged mammal is judged Zeus is officially the tallest dog in the world, the volume claims."

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Comment icon #18 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 15 September, 2012, 5:52
Yeah... I hate to be "this guy", but it's kind of unfair to have a great dane listed as the tallest dog... its very unfair, infact, to smaller dogs. There could be a 3 foot-tall sausage dog, and it would hardly get noticed because aparently Chihuhahua's to Great Danes are all classified as the same group, even with their obvious differences .
Comment icon #19 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 15 September, 2012, 11:08
When I saw him stand with his owner, drinking from the kitchen tap..that's when it hit me WOW he is big ...He looks friendly too..
Comment icon #20 Posted by Skeptic Chicken on 15 September, 2012, 12:46
Years ago, a friend had a female Newfoundlander named 'Ursa' and he rented a small house on a small city lot. One year, winter dumped tons of snow (over 4 feet towards the end of winter). At the time it was a kind of good thing (frozen, more snow, don't have to deal with it right now)... until springtime.There almost wasn't one square foot in his back yard that wasn't 'covered'. It actually made the local TV news. *edit* 'Ursa' used to have her own towel that we threw to each other when she came to visit you and bury her head in your lap. She had a drooling problem. A beautiful dog and true, '... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Cryptid_Control on 15 September, 2012, 16:38
I have two great danes and they tower over me when they stand straight up! It's strange though because I don't really like dogs (cat person), yet I have two of the biggest kind!!!!
Comment icon #22 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 15 September, 2012, 17:58
It's a BFG ( Big Friendly Giant ) .................Actually there is a kids movie called BFG
Comment icon #23 Posted by EllJay on 15 September, 2012, 18:46
It's a BFG ( Big Friendly Giant ) .................Actually there is a kids movie called BFG BFG is otherwise a well known term in the world of FPS video games, meaning Big Fu***** Gun, referring to the largest weapon in the arsenal. Bit off topic but anyhow. On topic: That is not a dog, its a goddamn moose LOL. Have a look at this Hound of Baskervilles. Its not a dog, its a demon.
Comment icon #24 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 15 September, 2012, 19:59 looks like she's walking a small horse. :/
Comment icon #25 Posted by Ryegrog on 16 September, 2012, 3:49
Scooby Doo where are you?
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mikami on 17 September, 2012, 14:51
I could probably ride that thing to school and save some gas.
Comment icon #27 Posted by wolfknight on 17 September, 2012, 18:07
Wow that is a big Dane for sure. Need to get a jockey saddle and a monkey to ride him. LOL

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