A Great Dane who towers 2.2 metres (7 feet 4 inches) on his hind legs is named the tallest dog ever recorded in the latest Guinness Book of World Records launched on Thursday.
The giant canine from Michigan in the United States eats an entire 14-kilogram (30-pound) bag of food every day and weighs in at 70.3 kilograms, the 57th edition of the global records book says.
Measuring 1.12 metres (44 inches) from paw to withers — the point between the shoulder blades at which the official height of a four-legged mammal is judged — he is officially the tallest dog ever recorded, the volume claims.
‘Guinness World Records 2013′ says the humongous hound breaks the record of Giant George, another Great Dane who is one inch shorter.
“The most common thing people ask is: ‘Is that a dog or a horse?’” says the three-year-old’s owner Denise.