The world has a new top dog

February 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

Meet giant George, 43 inches from paw to shoulder and 7 feet, 3 inches from head to tail. The Great Dane has been crowned both the world’s tallest living dog and tallest dog ever by Guinness World Records.  George’s 3-foot-7 height is in line with the average 7-year-old human — but at 245 pounds, he’s heavier than most adults.  And his owners say he acts like one, too.

Forget the doggy pillow. George sleeps alone in a queen-sized bed in the Tucson, Ariz., home of his owner, David Nasser. George also sits in a chair like a human and chomps through 110 pounds of dog chow every month.
He’s also got more than 26,000 fans on Facebook — enough to make most humans howl with envy — and his own Web site. Via AOL

Guinness World Records/Jacob Chinn

Who’s top dog now? Meet giant George, a Great Dane who stands 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder. George is seen here with his owner, David Nasser of Tucson, Ariz.
Who’s top dog now? Meet giant George, a Great Dane who stands 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder. George is seen here with his owner, David Nasser of Tucson, Ariz.

Previous record holders include Titan, a 42.25-inch-tall Great Dane from San Diego, and Gibson, a 42.2-inch-tall Great Dane from Florida who went to the Great Doghouse in the Sky last summer after a battle with bone cancer. Meanwhile, the folks at Guinness say animal

VIAlovers   everywhere may be living with a rare breed of their own without even realizing it. Guinness is hunting for the longest ears on a dog, smallest dog by length, smallest cat and oldest cat. “We’re asking everyone to check their doghouses, scratch posts and under the bed — they just might be living with a record-breaking pet,” Guinness editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said.

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