George, Great Dane from the US state of Arizona has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest dog ever.
This is a hotly contested record and after some controversy and conflicting media reports we decided to send our own official adjudicator to put the final stamp on this record holder. We can indeed say now that George is the top dog, said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief of Guinness World Records.
Owner Dave Nasser says George eats about 110 lbs of food each month and sleeps on his own queen sized bed in the house. Rumors have it, the family is buying a front loader and backhoe to deal with Georges leftovers in the backyard.
Giant George, stands 43in (1.09m) tall paw to shoulder, and weighs 245lb (111kg).
Lucky George has already appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has his own web site as well as Facebook and Twitter pages.
Four-year-old Giant George made it into the record books by beating his nearest rival, Titan, a Great Dane from California, by three-quarters of an inch.
He was named by Guinness World Records as both the world's Tallest Living Dog and Tallest Dog Ever.
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