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Saturday, September 15, 2012

World’s tallest canine

By Zeus, that’s a big dog! Michigan Great Dane named world’s tallest canine

Sep 13, 2012

Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich. The Great Dane is now officially the world’s tallest canine according to the record book. 

OTSEGO, Mich. ­ A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

The Guinness World Records 2013 book published Thursday recognizes Zeus of Otsego, Mich., as the world’s Tallest Dog.

The 3-year-old measures 44 inches (1,120 millimeters) from foot to shoulder.

Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot (2.13-meter)-4-inch (101.-millimeter) and towers over his owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is just an inch taller than the previous record-holder, Giant George.

Zeus weighs 155 pounds (70 kilograms) and eats around 12 cups of food a day. That’s equivalent to one 30-pound (13.6-kilogram) bag of food.

Doorlag says she had to get a van to be able to transport Zeus.

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