Guinness World Records announced on Wednesday (May 4) that Zeus, the three-foot, 5.18-inch Great Dane from Bedford, Texas is officially the tallest dog in the world.
“Zeus has absolutely changed our family,” Brittany told Guinness World Records. “He brings so much joy. He is such a loving, loving dog. He’s been a big dog since we got him, even for a puppy. He had huge paws.”
Zeus was verified by his veterinarian and later confirmed by Guinness that he was truly the tallest living (male) canine that walks the Earth on all four paws.
Although Guinness just recently announced that Zeus was the new record holder, the two-year-old pup was actually confirmed on March 22.
Zeus lives with his mom Brittany Davis who said that it was always her dream to own a Great Dane and she was gifted Zeus from her brother when the dog was just eight weeks old.
“At first, we were nervous about having such a large dog,” the owner confessed in a press release, “but we fell in love with him and here we are!”
The pet owners say that Zeus can be a little stubborn at times, meaning, he doesn’t do anything unless he wants to, but for the most part, is a very laidback dog that loves people.
“When he gets excited, it’s about 10 minutes and he runs around and then he’s tired,” Brittany said.