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This is Zeus: the tallest dog in the world

Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday that Zeus, a two-year-old Great Dane, was the world’s tallest living dog (male).

With a height of 3 feet 5.18 inches (1.046 meters), Zeus is an exceptionally tall dog. He lives with the Davis family in Bedford, a town in Texas, United States, and was adopted by Brittany Davis when he was just eight weeks old.

Recalling his childhood, Davis told the Guinness World Record: “He’s been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge legs.

Speaking about the reaction she gets whenever people see Zeus, Davis said: “We get a lot of comments like, ‘Wow, that’s the biggest dog I’ve ever seen, so that’s cool to now be able to say ‘Yes, that’s definitely the biggest dog you’ve ever seen!’ “.

She also added, “The comment we hear most often is ‘Wow, it’s a horse!’, ‘Can I ride it?’ or ‘Does he have a saddle?’ The answer to all of these questions is “no”.

People are initially intimidated by Zeus, but thanks to his friendly personality, the giant dog has become famous and loved in the neighborhood. Speaking of his popularity, Davis said, “Zeus is quite famous at the Dallas Farmer’s Market. Everyone knows him, and the sellers all know him. He gets extra treats and lots of attention.”

Zeus shares his home with three Miniature Australian Shepherds and a cat. Despite its large size, it accompanies its little brothers and sisters.