A Texan dog was proclaimed as the tallest dog by the Guiness World Record according to a CTV News article from May 13. They say,
“Two-year old Zeus from Bedford, Texas stands at a whopping 1.046 metres (3 feet, 5.18 inches), making him the tallest dog in the world.
He officially received the paw-some plaudit on March 22, after his height was measured and confirmed by his vet.
Owner Brittany Davis said she always dreamed of having a Great Dane named Zeus and was over the moon when her brother gave her the pup when he was just eight weeks old. Although she was initially nervous about his vast size, she soon fell in love with him.
Davis told Guinness World Records: “He’s been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge paws.”
His astounding height has made him very famous in around Texas and his owners couldn’t be any more proud according to a Dallas Morning News article from May 9 which reports,
“Zeus spends his days walking around his Bedford neighborhood, napping and roaming the Dallas Farmers Market, where he is a bit of a celebrity.
“Zeus is pretty famous at the Dallas Farmers Market,” his owner, Brittany Davis, told Guinness World Records. “Everyone knows him, and the vendors all know him. He gets extra treats and lots of attention.”
In public, Zeus and his family have grown used to the stares and surprised reactions.
“The comment that we hear most often is ‘Wow, that’s a horse!,’ ‘Can I ride him?’ or ‘Does he have a saddle?’” Davis told Guinness.
“The answer to all those questions is ‘no.
Coincidentally, the previous tallest dog is also a Great Dane named Zeus and was from Essex, United Kingdom.