The Tallest Canine Ever Was One Other Great Dane

When standing, Zeus reached an astonishing 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in) tall!, and owned by Denise Doorlag and her family from Otsego, Michigan, USA. He was born on October 2011 and was owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA.

Due to his impressive size, he could drink directly from the tap. Sadly, Zeus died in September 2014 at the age of five. Zeus weighed 70.30 kg (155 lb) and ate approximately 13.6 kg (30 lb) of food every two weeks

Previous record holders.

Although the breed is huge, Great Danes are known for their gentleness and dedication to their families. They literally sit on your lap, snuggle up with you in bed until you fall off the edge or take over your favorite chair. Anyone who has ever watched the comic Marmaduke was entertained by one of these lovable giant dogs.

Each of the record holders is a Great Dane.

Shamgret Danzas
Shamgret Danzas was the tallest dog on record. This Great Dane weighed 238 pounds and stood 41.5 inches tall on her shoulder.

Gibson
Although Gibson died of bone cancer, he had a long run as the tallest dog in the world. In 2004, he was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. He stood 42.2 inches tall at the shoulder and weighed 170 pounds.

Titan
Titan held the record for the biggest dog in 2009, until George took the title away from him. Titan weighed 190 pounds and stood 42.25 inches from the ground to the shoulder. He was blind, deaf and had multiple health problems.

Giant George
Giant George, another Great Dane, was the record holder until he passed away in 2013. In early 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records sent an examiner to check the measurements of this dog. The examiner found George was seven feet and three inches long from head to tail, weighing a whopping 245 pounds. George is 43 inches tall at the shoulder. This was verified by an official of Guinness World Records.

If you are interested in some facts about George, consider the following:

George eats more than 110 pounds a month.
He must bend to drink from the kitchen faucet.
George has his own Queen size bed.
He sits on a chair like a man; he is too bulky to pull himself together.