Zeus (dog)

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Zeus
SpeciesCanis Familiaris
BreedGreat Dane
SexMale
Born(2008-11-22)November 22, 2008
Otsego, Michigan, United States
DiedSeptember 3, 2014(2014-09-03) (aged 5)
Otsego, Michigan, United States
Known forTallest dog ever
TitleWorld’s Tallest Dog
PredecessorGiant George
SuccessorFreddy
OwnerKevin and Denise Doorlag
Weight70.3 kg (155 lb)
Height3 ft 8 in (111.8 cm)[1]

Zeus (November 22, 2008 – September 3, 2014) was a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan, United States, famous for being named the "world's tallest dog" by the 2012 and 2013 Guinness Book of World Records. Standing on his hind legs Zeus stretched 7 ft 5 in (2.26 meters),[2][3][4][5] and when measured in October 2011, Zeus was 3 ft 8.0 inches (1.118 meters) from his foot to his withers.[6][7][8]

On September 11, 2014, Zeus' owner, Kevin Doorlag, announced that he had died from natural causes on September 3, after having shown symptoms of old age for some time.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zeus, World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age 5". ABC News. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ Tallest Dog Zeus
  3. ^ O'Brien, Liam (September 13, 2012). "The Guinness book of world records: The biggest biceps, the sharpest Mohican and a two-feet tall lady". The Independent. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  4. ^ Viegas, Jennifer (September 13, 2012). "World's Tallest Dog and Cat Named". Discovery. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Tucson's Giant George unseated as world's tallest dog". The Arizona Daily Star. September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  6. ^ "Meet Zeus, world-record biggest dog". The Seattle Times. September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  7. ^ Newcomb, Tim (September 13, 2012). "Tallest Living Dog". TIME. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
  8. ^ Tallest dog ever | Guinness World Records
  9. ^ Zeus, world's tallest dog, dies in Otsego, Michigan | MLive.com
  10. ^ Clarke, Suzan (September 12, 2014). "Zeus, World's Tallest Dog, Dies at Age 5". ABC News. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
Records
Preceded by
Giant George (Great Dane)
World's tallest dog
September 13, 2012 – September 3, 2014
Vacant