Meet Zeus, The Tallest Dog In The World
World’s Tallest Living Dog Crowned by Guinness World Records
In a grand accolade from Guinness World Records, a Great Dane named Zeus has achieved the esteemed title of the world’s tallest living dog. Hailing from Bedford, Texas, this majestic two-year-old stands at an astonishing height of 1.046 meters (3 feet, 5.18 inches), solidifying his place as the reigning giant among canines.
The official recognition was bestowed upon Zeus on March 22, following a meticulous measurement process conducted by his veterinarian to confirm his record-breaking stature.
Owner Brittany Davis, brimming with excitement, shared her lifelong dream of having a Great Dane named Zeus. Her dream came true when her brother gifted her the remarkable pup at the tender age of eight weeks. Initially apprehensive about Zeus’s immense size, Davis quickly found herself captivated by his presence, leading to an unbreakable bond.
Davis expressed to Guinness World Records:
“He’s been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge paws.”Davis, Owner
Six Pounds Of Food Per Day!
Fueling Zeus’s colossal growth is a hearty diet consisting of 12 cups of “Gentle Giants” dog food daily, complemented by occasional treats like fried eggs and bully sticks. Yet, the true star of his culinary preferences is the humble ice cube.
Zeus’s larger-than-life persona has elevated him to local celebrity status, showered with admiration and treats whenever he graces the Dallas Farmer’s Market with his presence. Passersby are often struck by his enormity, prompting playful queries like “Can I ride him?” and “Does he have a saddle?” Davis delightfully responds, denying such equine notions.
Great Danes trace their lineage to hunting dogs from the Middle Ages, as noted by the American Kennel Club. While their towering stature sets them apart from other breeds, their susceptibility to various health conditions and comparatively shorter lifespans underscores their uniqueness.
Tragically, the previous titleholder of tallest living dog, Freddy, an English Great Dane passed away at the age of eight last year. With measurements of 3 feet, 4 inches (103.5 centimeters) from foot to withers and an impressive 7 feet, 5.5 inches (226 centimeters) when standing on his hind legs, Freddy made an indelible mark on the world of extraordinary canines.
Tallest Living Dog vs. World’s Tallest Dog
Zeus holds the record for World’s Tallest LIVING dog. The record for World’s Tallest Dog (alive or not) goes to another remarkable Great Dane also named Zeus, hailing from Otsego, Michigan, United States.
This canine legend etched his name into the annals of history by securing the title of the “world’s tallest dog” in both the 2012 and 2013 editions of the Guinness Book of World Records. He stood at 3 feet, 10 inches (111.8 centimeters).
Zeus was not only a giant, but also a gentle and loving companion to his owners, Kevin and Denise Doorlag. He enjoyed playing with his canine siblings, going for walks, and snuggling on the couch. He also visited schools and hospitals as a therapy dog, spreading joy and smiles to everyone he met.
Sadly, Zeus passed away in 2014 at the age of five, but his legacy lives on as an example of how extraordinary dogs can be. He will always be remembered as the world’s tallest dog ever!
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