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Do you like dogs? Do you know something about the world biggest dog ever? Dogs became our pets, friends and neighbors. Nowadays none is be surprised seeing a dog going down the street. People admit that these animals are very smart, friendly and loving.
But how do you think the biggest dog in the world looks like? There are small, funny ones. But there are also lots of big, massive, hairy strong dogs. They owners usually say their pets are friendly and not aggressive. But what would you say seeing this dog walking down the street towards you? This is the biggest dog in the world.
World biggest dog. Guinness World Records.
What is world biggest dog breed name? This is Great Dane. Its name is Zeus and it is from Michigan, United States of America. The 2013 Guinness World Records book pronounced Zeus ‘the biggest dog in the world’. Its height on the top of the withers was over 111.8 cm and it weighted 70 kg. If this doggy ramped, its height was 2,4 m. Impressive? Some people asked owners whether this is a dog or a horse. According to the owners of Zeus, dog ate more than 14 kilograms of dry food daily. It had a good appetite, didn’t it? It is very difficult to feed a dog with such an appetite! Also if its owners wanted to go to the river or on a picnic, they could not put Zeus into a small simple car. They had to buy a van to have a possibility to transfer their dog. But owners say they are proud of Zeus and it’s nothing.
But look at this giant! Check out the world biggest dog images. Can you believe it’s real? When the dog wanted to have fun and play with its owners, it jumped on them. Well, someone would run away seeing such a dog trying to jump on his shoulders. Zeus got used to attention and a huge amount of people at home all the time. There were a lot of newsmakers, journalists and writers who wanted to tell the world about him. It’s clear because it was the world biggest dog 2015, 2014, 2013 and now. We can say it was the world biggest dog ever.
Life of a giant dog
Also Zeus often visited hospitals and clinics. It helped kids not to be afraid of the dogs. Well, yes. If a kid becomes friends with such a giant, other dogs won’t look scary at all. Zeus had a fertile social life. It liked to spend time with people but what it liked the most was playing with the other dogs. At first people were afraid to let their pets play with such a giant. But then they say it was very friendly and not aggressive, so everyone was having fun. The biggest problem was that Zeus didn’t feel how huge it was. So it could jump on small dogs and frighten them. But it happened only in the beginning. Then pets found a comfort way to play together and Zeus didn’t harm anyone.
Death of a giant
Unfortunately, in late 2013 Zeus died. It wasn’t even 5 years old. Until 2013 the title of ‘the biggest dog in the world’ according to the Guinness World Records Book belonged to a dog of the same breed named Giant George. George was shorter than Zeus. Its height was only 110 cm. But its weight was 111 kg. Unfortunately, like Zeus, George died quite early - at the age of 7. Probably, such a gigantic growth affects health and life of dogs, so they die much earlier than their shorter fellows from the same tribe. It should be noted that such growth of these two dogs is not quite typical for this breed - both dogs rose much higher than most of the representatives of the breed Great Dane.
According to the owners, despite their giant size Zeus and George were very friendly and kind-hearted pets, however, both were very clumsy and awkward. They didn’t understand how huge they were. So they crushed things all the time.
Currently Zeus is still ‘the world biggest dog’. However he is gone. But he will always stay alive in the hearts of his owners and fans.
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