Brittany Davis of Bedford, Texas, had an ambition as a young child to one day possess a Great Dane. Now, as an adult, she is the devoted owner of Zeus, the record-holding dog who was just verified by Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog (male) in the world. The 2-year-old gentle giant has a height from foot to withers of 3 feet, 5.18 inches (1.046 meters).
When Brittany’s brother Garrett gave her the 8-week-old puppy, Zeus became a member of the Davis family. In a litter of five puppies, Zeus was the biggest. “Even for a puppy, he’s always been a huge dog since we acquired him. Davis reveals, “He had enormous paws. She first expressed some trepidation about keeping a dog of that size in the house, but now, she said, “It’s like having another person.” Despite having an intimidating name, Zeus is a calm dog who enjoys hanging out with his owners at farmers markets, especially the Dallas Farmers Market where he is rather famous, and wandering around the neighborhood with his best friend (Davis’ teenage son).
According to Davis, “everyone knows him, including the merchants.” He receives more snacks and a lot of love.
Zeus and his owners are accustomed to the attention by virtue of his distinctive appearance. Wow, that’s a horse, people love to say. Can I ride him, they add. does he ride in a saddle? Davis chuckles, “The answer to all those queries is ‘no.'”
Zeus is usually well-behaved, but he is aware of his stature and makes use of it by grabbing the baby’s pacifier off the counter or any food left in reach. Davis offers a word of advice for anyone thinking about getting a huge dog breed: budget a lot of money on dog food! Zeus normally eats six cups of large breed dog food called “Gentle Giants” for breakfast and another six cups for lunch. Additionally, he is so tall that the sink is his water dish.
When someone mentioned that Zeus could be taller than the former tallest surviving dog, a different Great Dane named Freddy, who was 3 feet 4.74 inches (1.035 meters) tall, the notion to contact Guinness World Records was initially floated during a family gathering. However, neither of these canines can lay claim to the title of “Tallest Dog Ever,” which is held by a different late Great Dane named Zeus, who is 3 feet 6 inches tall (1.066 meters.) When Zeus was originally measured, the family didn’t anticipate he may be a record-breaker; nevertheless, according to Davis, “after we measured him, we recognized he definitely was. This has come at us quickly and unexpectedly. We never imagined we’d be the owners of the biggest living dog.
The accomplishment only serves to highlight for the Davis family what a unique dog Zeus has always been. Even so, obtaining a Guinness World Record unavoidably confers bragging rights. We frequently hear remarks like, “Wow, that’s the tallest dog I’ve ever seen,” so being able to respond, “Yes, it’s unquestionably the tallest dog you’ve ever seen!” is exciting.
Zeus, a Bedford, Texas-based Great Dane, has just broken the record for “tallest dog living.”