World's Tallest Dog May Be Living in Tucson
Giant George taking a load off
Some people like dogs, some people like horses, and some people opt for something in between, which seems to be the case for a Tucson man whose behemoth pooch is possibly the tallest dog in the world.
David and Christine Nasse are the proud owners of a 4-year-old great dane named George. The dog, it so happens, is a couple inches taller than Shaq, when standing on his hind-legs, and is under consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's tallest dog.
George weighs 245 pounds and stands an incredible 7 feet, 3 inches tall. According to Nasse, George eats more than 110 pounds of food each month and sleeps in his own queen- size bed.
The Nasses are rushing to file the paperwork to have George considered for the Guinness record because the former record holder, a great dane named Gibson, died in August after a battle with cancer.
Gibson was 7 feet, 1 inch tall when standing on his hind legs, though when standing on all-fours, both dogs measured about 42 inches from shoulders to floor.
Other dogs are filing with Guinness for a shot at canine-immortality, but George, it seems, is the front-runner.
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