VIDEO: Bow Wow! Meet Zeus, the World’s Tallest Dog

Russell Nketiah Tannor
VIDEO: Bow Wow! Meet Zeus, the World’s Tallest Dog

Have you ever seen a dog that is taller than you? Well, meet Zeus, the world's tallest dog. He is a two-year-old American Great Dane who stands at 1.046 meters (3 feet, 5.18 inches), making him the tallest dog living (male) in the world. He officially received the paw-some plaudit from Guinness World Records on March 22, 2023.

Zeus lives in Bedford, Texas, USA, with his owner Brittany Davis and his three miniature Australian Shepherd siblings. He also has a feline sister, Penelope, who tends to run the house. Zeus was born to a grey and white merle sire and brindle dam, and was the largest pup in a litter of five.

Zeus eats 12 cups of "Gentle Giants" dog food every day, as well as the occasional fried egg and bully sticks. His all-time favorite treat is ice cubes, which he loves to crunch. He also enjoys walking around the neighborhood with his human brother, sleeping by his window, and roaming local farmer's markets. He is a gentle and friendly giant who loves attention and treats.

Zeus is a local celebrity who attracts a lot of attention and admiration wherever he goes. People often mistake him for a horse and ask if they can ride him or if he has a saddle. However, Zeus is not interested in being a mount or a carriage dog. He prefers to be a couch potato and a cuddle buddy.

VIDEO: Bow Wow! Meet Zeus, the World’s Tallest Dog

Zeus is not only tall, but also smart and well-behaved. He knows how to sit, stay, shake, high-five, and roll over. He also knows how to open doors and turn on lights with his nose. However, sometimes he gets into trouble because of his big size. He likes to steal food from the counters and jump onto the fence to talk to the neighbor's dogs.

Zeus is a rare and remarkable specimen of his breed. Great Danes are known for being large dogs that descend from hunting dogs from the Middle Ages. They were originally bred for hog hunting and would use their large stature to protect women riding in carriages by running alongside them. However, not all Great Danes are as tall as Zeus. According to Guinness World Records , the average height of a male Great Dane is between 76 cm (30 in) and 86 cm (34 in). Zeus is more than a foot taller than the average Great Dane, making him a record breaker.

Zeus is not the first Great Dane to hold the title of the world's tallest dog. The previous record holder was Freddy, a Great Dane from Essex, England, who measured 103.5 cm (3 ft 4 in) from foot to withers. He died in 2020 at the age of eight. The tallest dog ever recorded was also a Great Dane named Zeus (not related to the current one), who stood at 111.8 cm (3 ft 10 in). He died in 2014 at the age of five.

Zeus is an amazing dog who brings joy and awe to everyone who meets him. He is a living proof that size doesn't matter when it comes to love and friendship.

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