World’s Tallest Great Dane Dies Aged Five


Zeus, the Great Dane who held the Guinness World Record for being the world’s tallest dog, has passed away at age five.

Owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus made his first public appearance in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog.

Zeus was 44 inches tall at the shoulder and 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs.  He weighed 165 pounds and ate a 30-pound bag of food every two weeks, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

A local celebrity in the Kalamazoo area, Zeus was also a therapy dog and frequently visited local schools and hospitals.

Zeus would have turned 6 in November and Kevin Doorlag said he would be greatly missed.

“He was definitely a great dog.  We’ll really miss him.”

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