7-Foot Dog Has High Hopes for World Record

North Dakota specimen, ermm, Boomer, stands 3 ft tall and 7 ft long
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2009 11:42 AM CDT
A180-pound Landseer Newfoundland dog, stands with owner Caryn Weber at her home south of Casselton, N.D. Sadly, she is kneeling, not standing up.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The owner of a North Dakota dog who drinks from the kitchen sink and stares motorists right in the eye thinks he’s a candidate for world’s tallest dog. Boomer, a 180-pound Landseer Newfoundland, measures 3 feet at the shoulders and 7 feet nose to tail. His owner plans to send the measurements to Guinness; the previous record holder, a nearly 4-foot-tall Great Dane, died this summer.

When Boomer “comes into the house,” the owner tells the AP, “his tail is so high everything gets knocked around.”