Monday, May 20, 2013
The Associated Press
OTSEGO, Mich. — A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.
In this photo provided by Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Kevin Doorlag stands with Zeus, which he co-owns with his wife Denise.
IZeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich., in this photo provided by Guinness World Records 2013 Book.
The Guinness World Records 2013 book published Thursday recognizes Zeus of Otsego, Mich., as the world's Tallest Dog.
The 3-year-old measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder.
Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4 and towers over his co-owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is just an inch taller than the previous record-holder, Giant George.
Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats around 12 cups of food a day. That's equivalent to one 30-pound bag of food.
Doorlag says she had to get a van to be able to transport Zeus.