(UPI) A Texas family's 2-year-old Great Dane was dubbed the tallest dog in the world by Guinness World Records after being officially measured at 3 feet, 5.18 inches tall.
Guinness announced Zeus, a dog belonging to Brittany Davis of Bedford, is now the holder of the record for tallest dog living (male).
Davis said she received Zeus as a gift from her brother when the canine was only 8 months old.
"He's been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge paws," Davis told Guinness World Records.
Davis said relatives suggested Zeus could be the world's tallest dog during a recent family gathering.
"We didn't think that was even a possibility but once we measured him, we realized he probably was," she said. This has been a whirlwind and unexpected. We never thought we would own the largest living dog.
The tallest dog ever, coincidentally also a Great Dane named Zeus, stood at 3 feet and 8 inches tall. He died in 2014.Copyright 2022 by United Press International