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Meet Zeus, the world’s tallest living dog

Great Dane Zeus - the tallest living dog
(Image credit: Guiness World Records/YouTube)

Guinness World Records recently announced that Great Dane named Zeus now holds the world record for the tallest living dog (male). The two-year-old pup from Bedford, Texas, has an extraordinary height of 3 feet and 5.18 inches when standing on all four paws. What’s more, Zeus is even tall enough to use the sink as his water bowl! His incredible height was verified by Zeus’s vet to confirm his world record handed out on March 22. 

Ever since she was a little girl, Zeus’ owner, Brittany Davis, dreamed of someday having a Great Dane. This dream eventually came true after her brother gifted the family with an eight-week-old, Great Dane puppy. "He's been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy," shares Brittany in a press release, "He had huge paws. At first, we were nervous about having such a large dog, but we fell in love with him and here we are!"

It’s no surprise that this gentle giant attracts attention whenever he goes out with his family. According to Brittany, the family are often met with questions or amusing comparisons such as, “Wow! That’s a horse”, “can I ride him?” or “does he have a saddle?”. While the answer to those questions are a firm “no”, the family just finds it funny. Zeus is particularly close to Brittany’s teenage son who is always by his side.

Along with his pet parents and brother, Zeus shares his home with a cat and three miniature Australian Shepherds, that include his best pal Zeb. "Zeus has absolutely changed our family," says Brittany, "He brings so much joy. He is such a loving, loving dog." 

Well, it sounds like Zeus is definitely worthy of his "paw-some" record.

Cynthia Lawrence is freelance lifestyle journalist. Starting off her career in national magazines, she moved to digital and e-commerce publications. When she's not reviewing exciting products, she is obsessed with home interiors and her neighbour's cat!