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Zeus, a three-year-old Great Dane from Michigan, is officially the Tallest Dog Ever, taking a place of honour in the Guiness Book of Records 2013.
Measuring an incredible 111.8 cm (44 in) in length, Zeus is the same size as an average donkey. Standing on hind legs, he stretches to 7’4” and towers over his owner Denise Doorlag.
According to a news release from Guinness, Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eat 12 cups of food a day.
"Zeus is an awesome dog," said owner Doorlag in the release.
"The only downside is that everything costs more; the food, medicines, transport. We had to get a van to be able to transport him, oh, and if he steps on your foot — he leaves bruises!"
The previous record holder was Giant George who is one inch shorter than Zeus. For more information on Zeus or other new record holders, visit www.guinnessworldrecords.com.