Great Dane Zeus Recognized as World’s Tallest Dog
A Great Dane owned by Denise Doorlag of Otsego, Michigan has been recognized by Guiness World Records as the world’s tallest dog.
When standing on his hind legs, Zeus measures an amazing 7 feet, 4 inches tall, a full one inch more than the previous record holder.
Other vital statistics of this 3-year old Great Dane which make him all the more remarkable is a weight of 155 pounds, measuring 44 inches from shoulder to foot, and an appetite that devours 30 pounds of dog chow within 2 weeks time.
Zeus is such a big animal that Doorlag reports she had to trade in her passenger automobile for a van in order to transport him to the dog park, the vet’s office and other places.
“Zeus is an awesome dog,” says owner Denise.
“The only downside is that everything costs more; the food, medicines, transport. We had to get a van to be able to transport him, oh, and if he steps on your foot – he leaves bruises!”
“The most common thing people ask is: ‘Is that a dog or a horse?’”
Zeus is so tall, in fact, that he can drink water from the kitchen faucet in the family’s Michigan home without even standing on his hind legs.
Zeus breaks the record of previous record-breaking pooch Giant George, who is 1-inch shorter, which makes Zeus the tallest dog ever recorded in history.