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Great Dane from Texas is World’s Tallest Dog

Zeus of Bedford, Texas is the world’s tallest dog, measuring three feet, 5.18 inches tall. The two-year-old Great Dane officially achieved the Guinness World Records title earlier this year after his record-breaking height was measured and confirmed by his vet.

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Zeus of Bedford, Texas is the world’s tallest dog, measuring three feet, 5.18 inches tall. The two-year-old Great Dane officially achieved the Guinness World Records title earlier this year after his record-breaking height was measured and confirmed by his vet.

Zeus’ mom, Brittany Davis, shares, “ever since I was a little girl, I wanted a Great Dane named Zeus.”

Zeus, World's Tallest Dog

Her dream became reality when her brother gifted eight-week-old Zeus to the Davis family. She says, “at first, we were nervous about having such a large dog, but we fell in love with him and here we are!”

Zeus shares his home with three miniature Australian shepherds, as well as a cat. While he loves all his siblings, his best friend is the miniature Australian shepherd, Zeb. Nothing, not even their vast height difference gets in the way of their playtime and bonding.

Zeus loves walking with his human brother and sleeping by his window in his chair. He loves visiting the Dallas Farmers Market where he is always the center of attention.

Zeus World's Tallest Dog

“Zeus is pretty famous at the Dallas Farmers Market,” says Brittany. “Everyone knows him, and the vendors greet him by name and offer up extra treats; he’s a local celebrity!”

But Zeus doesn’t let all of the attention go to his head. He’s laidback, a little stubborn, and loves everybody he meets. He adores his human and animal siblings and gets along with other dogs. Brittany adds, “he is only naughty when he wants to take food off the counter or steal the baby’s pacifier.”

When people see Zeus, they often comment on his size, even asking things like, “can I ride him? Does he have a saddle?” Brittany chuckles, “the answer to all of those questions is no.”

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Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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