Largest Dogs in the World

The world’s largest dog is a Great Dane named Zeus. He lived in Otsego, Michigan, in the United States. Zeus was 3 feet 4 inches tall (104 cm) and 284 pounds (129 kg) when he was measured on March 4, 2011. He was certified by the Guinness World Records as the tallest dog ever.


Zeus’s Measurements

  • Height: 3 feet 4 inches (104 cm)
  • Weight: 284 pounds (129 kg)
  • Neck circumference: 27 inches (68 cm)
  • Chest circumference: 48 inches (122 cm)
  • Paw size: 13 inches (33 cm)

Comparing Zeus to a Human

  • Zeus was taller than the average adult human by about 2 feet (61 cm).
  • He was heavier than the average adult human by about 70 pounds (32 kg).
  • His neck was as thick as the average human’s waist.
  • His chest was as wide as the average human’s shoulders.
  • His paws were as big as the average human’s face.

Curiosities About Zeus

  • Zeus was a gentle giant. He was known for being loving and affectionate with his family.
  • Zeus loved to eat. He ate 10 pounds of food per day, which is about the same as the average human’s daily calorie intake.
  • Zeus was a popular celebrity. He appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show.

Zeus died in 2014 at the age of 5. He will always be remembered as the world’s largest and most beloved dog.

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