Great Dane Breaks The Record For Being The Tallest Dog In The World

A two-year-old Great Dane named Zeus has been officially crowned the tallest living male dog in the world!

The Bedford, Texas dog broke the record of the previous title-holder, who was, ironically, also a Great Dane named Zeus.

According to the Guinness World Records, Zeus’ height was officially confirmed at three feet and 5.18 inches (1.046 metres), making him the tallest dog alive.

Photo: YouTube/Guinness World Records

Zeus lives with his owner, Brittany Davis, along with three miniature Australian Shepherds and a feisty cat named Penelope. Zeus was welcomed into Davis’ life two years prior when the dog was just a tiny puppy, a gift from Brittany’s brother. Despite his size, Zeus generally lets Penelope rule the roost.

Speaking with Guinness World Records, Davis said: “We didn’t think [Zeus being the tallest] was even a possibility but once we measured him, we realised he probably was. This has been a whirlwind and unexpected. We never thought we would own the largest living dog.”

Photo: YouTube/Guinness World Records

Naturally, people are often in awe when they see Zeus walking down the street and he’s even made a name for himself at the local farmer’s market!

Besides his size and the extra attention he gets on outings, Zeus lives a pretty typical life. He likes to rough house with his doggy siblings and does “zoomies” around the house.

Photo: YouTube/Guinness World Records

One thing Brittany says to think about if you’re considering getting a large dog is the amount of food they eat. Zeus, alone, eats 12 cups of dog food per day. Wow!

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