Meet Giant George, the world’s tallest dog

DaneGiant George the Great Dane has been officially declared the the world’s tallest dog after Guinness World Records announced that the enormous freaking hound was the new record holder.

Giant George, from Arizona in the USA, measures a vast 3 feet 7 inches (109cm) from paw to shoulder and 7 feet 3 inches (2.2m) from nose to tail, making him officially sodding massive.

His title was announced after a special Guinness World Records adjudicator visited the 245lb (111 kilos) canine to verify his measurements.

George, who consumes around 110lb (about 50 kilos) of food every month, inched out the previous record holder, Titan, a Great Dane from San Diego, California, by 0.75in (around 2cm).

Guinness World Records said they were hoping the new title announcement would prompt owners to examine their own pets to see if perhaps they too could break a record.  It is launching a new search for pet records for the longest ears on a dog, the smallest dog, the oldest dog, the smallest cat and oldest cat.

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