It is common knowledge that Great Danes may reach enormous sizes as they age, but one individual dog just broke the record for being the tallest living canine on the planet. Everyone, please say hello to Zeus, who has been verified as the tallest dog in the world by the Guinness World Records organization.
Zeus, an American Great Dane who is now two years old, resides in Bedford, Texas, with his mother, Brittany Davis. This gentle giant has been the largest dog in his litter of five puppies ever since he was a little pup, and he has always been the center of attention. As of right now, he has a height of 3 feet and 5.18 inches, which makes him the tallest male dog that is still alive anywhere in the globe.
Not just for Zeus, but also for his devoted owner, winning the championship represents the fulfillment of a lifelong goal. Brittany has had the dream from childhood of sharing her life with a furry friend that is a Great Dane, and now she has the best of the breed!
According to the young lady who spoke to Guinness World Records, “He’s been a huge dog ever since we acquired him, even for a puppy.” “His paws were enormous!”
Brittany said that she had become accustomed to sharing the home with the tallest dog, despite the fact that it may be rather tough, but it now seems as though he is another person and not a dog. Zeus, on the other hand, is as mild-mannered as a teeny-tiny puppy despite the fact that he is more than one meter tall.
“His water dish is a sink, and he likes to hop onto the fence and chat to the neighbor’s dogs next door,” the owner added. “His favorite thing to do is talk to the dogs next door.” “He enjoys stealing the baby’s pacifier off the countertops, and any food that is left on the counters is absolutely fair game for him,” we said.
But Zeus is not just kind; he is also incredibly sociable, and he is eager to make friends with everybody and everyone, whether they are human or any other kind of animal. Penelope, one of his miniature Australian Shepherds, is one of his four housemates, along with two other miniature Australian Shepherds. In addition to that, he adores bonding with the newest member of the family, which is Brittany’s brand new child.
Consuming a large amount of food is a normal part of the schedule for the world’s tallest dog. Every every day, he consumes twelve cups of giant breed dog food that is branded as “Gentle Giants.” However, a significant portion of his practice consists of going for long walks. Zeus enjoys spending his time either playing in the backyard or going to a nearby farm, where he is treated as somewhat of a celebrity. When they come across this enormous dog, folks cannot help but turn their heads in every single instance.
“We get a lot of comments like, ‘Wow, that’s the tallest dog I’ve ever seen,’ so it’s nice to now be able to say, ‘Yes, it’s certainly the tallest dog you’ve ever seen!'” “It’s wonderful to now be able to say ‘Yes, it’s definitely the tallest dog you’ve ever seen!'” Zeus owner stated. But Brittany acknowledges that she did not anticipate that her dog would grow to be that tall. She claimed that they had never imagined that they would one day possess the world’s biggest live dog.
According to the Guinness World Records, the Great Dane that held the record for the tallest dog in the world was also given the name Zeus. It is unknown if this was a coincidence or not. He stood at a height of 44 inches and, regrettably, he died away in 2014.