Great Dane

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Zeus, World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age 5

The Mich. Great Dane towered over his owners at 7 feet 4 inches on his hind legs

(Newser) - It’s going to be a tall order to replace the Doorlags' dog, if that's even possible. The Otsego, Mich., family is mourning Zeus, their beloved Great Dane, who died last week at the age of 5, the AP reports. The colossal canine—who simply died of old age,... More »

Great Dane Guzzles 43 Socks

Dog places 3rd in 'They Ate WHAT?' contest

(Newser) - It's not unheard of for naughty dogs to gulp down socks—but chowing down on 43 of them is probably the record. A Great Dane in Portland, Ore., brought to an animal hospital with what an X-ray found was "a lot of foreign material in his stomach" had... More »

Guinness Crowns George World's Tallest Dog

Arizona Great Dane stands 43 inches from paw to shoulder

(Newser) - A gargantuan Great Dane from Arizona has been officially named as not just the world's tallest dog, but the tallest dog ever. Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records traveled to Tucson to measure the behemoth after receiving conflicting measurements. They confirmed that Giant George stands 43 inches from... More »

7-Foot Dog Has High Hopes for World Record

North Dakota specimen, ermm, Boomer, stands 3 ft tall and 7 ft long

(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... More »

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