2.2m-tall Great Dane named world's tallest dog
LONDON (AFP) - A Great Dane who towers 2.2m on his hind legs was named the tallest dog ever recorded in the latest Guinness Book of World Records launched on Thursday.
The giant canine from Michigan in the United States eats an entire 14kg bag of food every day and weighs in at 70.3kg, the 57th edition of the global records book says.
Measuring 1.12m from paw to withers - the point between the shoulder blades at which the official height of a four-legged mammal is judged - he is officially the tallest dog ever recorded, the volume claims.
"The most common thing people ask is: 'Is that a dog or a horse?'" says the three-year-old's owner Denise. "We had to get a van to be able to transport him, oh, and if he steps on your foot he leaves bruises!"