Tucson’s Giant George unseated as world’s tallest dog

2012-09-13T11:02:00Z 2012-09-13T11:37:52Z Tucson’s Giant George unseated as world’s tallest dogStaff and wire Arizona Daily Star

A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

Zeus of Otsego, Mich. is named the world’s Tallest Dog, The Guinness World Records 2013 book published Thursday.

The 3-year-old measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder.

Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4 and towers over his owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is just an inch taller than the previous record-holder, Giant George.

Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats around 12 cups of food a day. That’s equivalent to one 30-pound bag of food.

George, Tucson's 43-inch-tall Great Dane, who was named world's tallest dog and tallest dog ever by Guinness World Records in 2010, and has his own book, “Giant George: Life With the World's Biggest Dog” — by owner Dave Nasser with Lynne Barrett-Lee.

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