The tallest living dog is ‘Zeus’. His height is 111.8 cm (44 in) from foot to withers and he weighs 70.3 kg. Zeus is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA. Zeus also takes over the 'Tallest dog ever' title from previous holder 'Giant George'.
Pictures: Guinness World Records/PA
Denise Doorlag says:
“Zeus is an awesome dog.”
“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 most common thing people ask is: ‘Is that a dog or a horse?’ and ‘Where’s his saddle?’