ZEUS IS 1.04M TALL, AND HE LOVES TREATS LIKE FRIED EGGS. MEET THE TALLEST DOG IN THE WORLD
And he is – of course – a Guinness record holder.
The Guinness record holder is Zeus, the Great Dane who lives in Texas, the USA, with his owner. The Molossus was named the tallest dog in the world, standing 1.04m tall.
He officially received the award on March 22, when his vet measured him and confirmed that he had surpassed the previous holder.
The 2-year-old dog’s owner, Brittany Davis, had a lifelong dream of owning a Great Dane and breeding him to Jupiter. When her brother gave her the puppy, it was only eight weeks old.
“He’s been a big dog since I got him. Even as a puppy. He had huge paws,” he told Guinness World Records.
Jupiter’s diet is pure. He takes 12 cups of dog food per day. And he loves treats like fried eggs. His favorite, however, is ice cream.
The brown-grey dog is a local celebrity and receives lots of love and treats when he goes for walks.
“The comment we mostly hear is, usually: ‘It’s a horse. Can I ride him?” or “He has a saddle”” noted Davis, emphasizing that “the answer to all of these is ‘No.'”
The American Kennel Club states that Great Danes are descended from hounds dating back to the Middle Ages. Although they are taller than all other breeds, they are weak and have a shorter life expectancy.
Last year, Freddy the Great Dane, the tallest dog in the world, died at 8.
The dog, who lived in Essex, England, was 103.5 centimeters long – from foot to withers. He was taller than humans at 2.26. He is standing on his hind legs.