American Great Dane, Zeus, confirmed as world's tallest living dog

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The Guinness World Record has confirmed Zeus, an American Great Dane from Texas, arsenic the tallest surviving canine successful the world. The two-year-old pup stands astatine 3 ft. 5.18 inches. 

"He's been a large canine since we got him, adjacent for a puppy," Zeus' proprietor Brittany Davis told Guinness World Records. "He had immense paws." 

zeus.jpg Zeus from Bedford, Texas is confirmed arsenic the world's tallest surviving dog.  Guinness World Records

Zeus, who is grey and brown, was calved to a merle sire and brindle dam and was the largest puppy successful a litter of five. 

Davis says a emblematic time successful the beingness for Zeus includes going connected walks astir the neighborhood, wandering astir section farmers markets and sleeping by his window. She says her canine is terrified of rainfall and is mostly well-behaved, though helium does bask stealing her baby's pacifier and eating nutrient near connected counters. 

He lives astatine location with 3 miniature Australian Shepherds and 1 cat. 

zeus1.jpg Zeus from Bedford, Texas is confirmed arsenic the world's tallest surviving dog.  Guinness World Records

Zeus' fare includes 12 cups of "Gentle Giants" ample breed canine nutrient each day, and occasionally helium enjoys a fried egg, bully sticks oregon crystal cubes, which are 1 of his favourite treats, according to Guinness World Records. Davis says his h2o vessel is simply a sink. 

When successful public, Zeus draws plentifulness of stares and amazed reactions. She says the caller satellite grounds rubric often shocks people. 

"We get a batch of comments similar 'Wow, that's the tallest canine I've ever seen,' truthful it's chill to present beryllium capable to accidental 'Yes, it's decidedly the tallest canine you've ever seen!'" she said. 

According to the Guinness World Records, the world's tallest canine ever was besides a Great Dane named Zeus. He was from Otsego, Michigan and measured 44 inches, but could scope heights of 7 feet and 4 inches erstwhile lasting connected his hind legs. He passed distant astatine the property of 5 successful 2014. 

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