Worlds Tallest Dog Dies at Age 5
He will be sadly missed.
The dog, whom owner Kevin Doorlag of Otsego, Michigan, described as a “gentle giant,” stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs. Zeus weighed 150 pounds and ate a 13.6kg bag of food every two weeks.
Zeus was a certified therapy dog and frequently visited local schools and people in a nearby hospital.
“He’d sit on people’s laps. I loved to see people’s reactions when he’d sit down,” Doorlag said. “He just seemed to want to make people smile and happy and … he was just a very sweet dog.”
Zeus was named in the Guinness World Records 2013 edition as being the world’s tallest dog.
Before Zeus set a new record, Guinness said the world’s tallest dog was Giant George, another Great Dane. Giant George, who was one inch shorter than Zeus, died last year at age 7.
“I was surprised at how many people just, like, reached out to him and how many people’s, I think, lives he’s touched when we’re doing pet therapy,” Doorlag said. “It was just very overwhelming and I loved that about him.”
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