“Giant George” Announced As New Tallest Dog
Record Authority Also Launches Search for Other Record-Breaking Pets
February 22, 2010 Seven feet and three inches from head to tail and weighing 245 pounds, hes not just a Great Dane; hes the greatest Dane! Guinness World Records today announced that Giant George, a Great Dane from Tucson, Arizona, USA, owned by David Nasser, is the new Guinness World Records holder of the Tallest Dog title. The new top dog measures 43 inches (3 ft 7 inches) from paw to shoulder as verified by a Guinness World Records adjudicator who visited the dog after controversy surrounding his height required an in-person measurement. Giant George inched out the previous record holder, Titan, by 0.75 inches to claim the crown.
George joins a history of Great Danes who have claimed this lofty title. The previous record holder, Titan, a four-year-old Great Dane from San Diego, California stands 42.25 inches tall and was crowned the Worlds Tallest Dog in 2009. Prior to Titan was Gibson, of Grass Valley, California, who stood at 42.2 inches tall.
This is a hotly contested record and after some controversy and conflicting media reports we decided to send our own official adjudicator to put the final stamp on this record holder. We can indeed say now that George is the top dog, said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief of Guinness World Records. This record has also sparked great interest in finding other pet records, so were asking everyone to check their dog houses, scratch posts and under the bed - they just might be living with a record-breaking pet!
Hercules: The World’s Biggest Dog Ever According to Guinness World Records
Hercules was recently awarded the honorable distinction of Worlds Biggest Dog by Guinness World Records. Hercules is an English Mastiff and has a 38 inch neck and weighs 282 pounds.
With “paws the size of softballs” (reports the Boston Herald), the three-year-old monster is far larger and heavier than his breed’s standard 200lb. limit. Hercules owner Mr. Flynn says that Hercules weight is natural and not induced by a bizarre diet: “I fed him normal food and he just grew”…. and grew. and grew.