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.
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.”
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.
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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