Great Dane Crowned World's Tallest DogPublished February 24, 2010
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Now I really feel short. I'm only 1 foot 4 inches taller than--a dog.
Giant George the Great Dane, hailing from Tucson, AZ, was crowned World's Tallest Dog by The Guinness Book of World Records Monday. George the Great Dane measured in at 3 feet 7 inches paw to shoulder, 7 feet 3 inches nose to tail, and weighs a whopping 245 pounds.
Giant George is also the tallest dog in history, taking the gargantuan achievement from the long-standing Tallest Dog, Titan, a White Great Dane in San Diego.
Of course a dog with such stature must live like a king, right? Well, he does. Giant George lounges on his own queen-size bed, rides shotgun in golf carts, and eats $300 worth of dog food each month, according to Oprah.com.
He also hangs with royalty, like the Queen of Daytime TV, Oprah. George the Great Dane and his owner, David Nasser, met Oprah on Monday.
And George was much better behaved than some of Oprah's other guests on the show (ahem, Tom Cruise). The giant was sitting politely on the couch during the interview, rather than jumping all over it. And that's no tall tale.
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