Michigan Great Dane named world's tallest dog

Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich. AP Photo/Guinness World Records 2013 Book, HO, Kevin Scott Ramos

Kevin Doorlag stands with his dog Zeus in Otsego, Mich.
Kevin Doorlag stands with his dog Zeus in Otsego, Mich.
AP Photo/Guinness World Records 2013 Book, HO, Kevin Scott Ramos

(AP) OTSEGO, Mich. - A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

The Guinness World Records 2013 book published Thursday recognizes Zeus of Otsego, Mich., as the world's Tallest Dog.

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 a 30-pound bag of food every two weeks.

Doorlag says she had to get a van to be able to transport Zeus.


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