Saturday, 15 September 2012

Great Dane Zeus named the world's tallest living dog

Guinness World Record, Zeus, world's tallest dog Humongous hound Zeus, named after Ancient Greece's father of the gods, is an incredible 111.8cm (44in) tall.

The three-year-old can now be referred to as the father of the dogs - having officially entered the record books.

Standing on his hind legs the canine towers over his owner Denise Doorlag, stretching to an incredible 7ft 4in.

'Zeus is an awesome dog,' says Ms Doorlag from Michigan, USA.

'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...'

She added: 'The most common thing people ask is, "Is that a dog or a horse?" and "Where's his saddle?"'

The previous record was held by Giant George, who is one-inch shorter than his rival of the same breed.

Guinness launched the 57th version edition of its best-selling book this week, featuring a host of new world records.

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