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Zeus, the tallest dog living, with his owner Brittany Davis. Credit: Shadai Perez

Meet Zeus, The Great Dane, Recorded as The World’s Tallest Dog

Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, was named the biggest dog in the world by height by the Guinness World Records. Zeus was 44 inches tall and stands at 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs.

Zeus’ owner Kevin Doorlag said, despite the intimidating height, Zeus regularly visited schools and hospitals as a therapy dog. Zeus died in September 2014, at the age of 5.

The present world’s tallest dog is also named Zeus, a 3-year-old Great Dane from Bedford, Texas. Zeus is around 41 inches tall and stands at 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs.

Zeus’ owner, Brittany Davis, was given the dog at the age of 8 weeks. Today, he relishes walking around the neighborhood, visiting the local farmer’s market, and sleeping by the window. Davis stated that he frequently consumes 12 cups of “Gentle Giants” dog food per day.

Kevin Doorlag stands with his dog Zeus in Otsego
Kevin Doorlag stands with his dog Zeus in Otsego, Mich. Zeus is the tallest dog ever recorded. Credit: Guinness World Records Via AP

“The comment that we hear most often is, ‘Wow, that’s a horse!’ ‘Can I ride him?’ or ‘Does he have a saddle?'” she stated. “The answer to all those questions is ‘no.'”

He is the longest and heaviest dog ever, as per Guinness World Records. The previously recorded was Aicama Zorba of La-Susa, an Old English Mastiff that was owned by Chris Eraclides, a London resident. Zorba weighed 343 pounds and measured 8 feet, 3 inches from nose to tail in 1987.

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