In an undated photo on the left provided by Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Kevin Doorlag stands with his dog Zeus, named the world's tallest dog. The title had belonged to George, Dave Nasser's Great Dane shown on the right in 2009.

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.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.