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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