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Zeus the Great Dane just made the record for World's Tallest Dog
When Zeus stands on his hind legs, the gentle giant stands over 7 feet tall!
Michael Dabu
05.09.22

A new world record has been awarded recently to a Great Dane dog named ‘Zeus’.

He is now the world’s tallest living male dog as confirmed by Guinness World Records!

Time to meet Zeus.

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Brittany Davis owns this gentle giant who is now two years old.

She had long dreamed about owning a Great Dane.

Luckily, her brother Garrett used to work with someone who bred them.

Acting as a “genie in a bottle”, her brother gave her an 8-week-old Great Dane pup as a birthday present.

From that day, Brittany and Zeus became inseparable!

Zeus is literally a giant doggo roaming around the house.

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At first, she was reluctant about having such a humongous dog inside their home. But all the “buts” and “ifs” instantly vanished when they both started to bond as best friends.

According to Brittany, Zeus’ extra large size was already noticeable since he was a pup.

Remembering those days, she told Guinness World Records, “He’s been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge paws.”

According to the American Kennel Club, “As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Danes tower over most other dogs and when standing on their hind legs, they are taller than most people.”

Great Danes are also known as the mighty “Apollo of Dogs” and are indeed great in hunting and protecting people.

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Zeus’ attitude, however, shows otherwise. According to Brittany, her world record holder dog is very laid back.

“Zeus is very stubborn. He doesn’t do anything unless he wants to,” she said. “He loves everybody. When he’s excited it’s about 10 minutes and he runs around and then he’s tired.”

He also shows his naughty side whenever he tries to get food off the counter and whenever he steals the baby’s pacifier.

These are things you don’t really expect from a dog of his breed.

A furry celebrity.

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Zeus usually spends the day by having some walks around the neighborhood where he is pretty popular.

“Zeus is pretty famous at the Dallas Farmer’s Market,” Brittany said.

He loves wandering around local farmer’s markets. It’s where he gets tons of treats and attention from the locals.

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And having such a towering dog around also comes with comments such as, “Wow! That’s a horse!”

They also get questions like, “Can I ride him?” or “Does he have a saddle?”

Well, Brittany only has one answer to them all – a “NO”.

He stands 1.046 meters (3 ft 5.18 in).

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Guinness World Records officially announced him as the tallest living male dog.

As fate would have it, the tallest male dog ever was also a Great Dane named Zeus, owned by Kevin and Denise Doorlag.

Sadly, he passed away back in 2014 at the age of five. He measured 111.8 cm (44 in) from foot to withers. He reached heights of 7 ft 4 in when standing on his hind legs.

A life changer.

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Zeus has brought so much joy to Brittany and her family since he came into their lives. Despite his overwhelming size, their Great Dane is such a loving dog.

He also lives with his three miniature Australian Shepherd dog siblings and one cat sister.

However, Brittany said, “He and the cat have a mutual agreement to stay away from each other.”

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Looks like Zeus’ size isn’t an issue at all. He is still living like a normal dog at home.

He is without a doubt, a gentle giant with a tender heart.

Watch the video below and be stunned by Zeus’ size.

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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