7 Foot Great Dane Crowned World's Tallest Dog

Atlanta, GA 4/03/2008 12:51 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)


Gibson, a 7-foot Harlequin Great Dane, was officially crowned the world's tallest dog by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Gibson, who lives in Grass Valley, CA, is set to star in an hour-long British documentary about the world's tallest dog.

Although Gibson is the world's tallest dog, the world's largest dog is Zorba from the UK. Zorba was weighed at 343 pounds. According to BigPawsOnly.com, a site for large dogs, Zorba was measured at 8 feet from nose to tail. Overall, Zorba is probably the world's biggest dog.

Gibson previously appeared on "The Tonight Show," "The Oprah Show" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and on Japanese television in 2006.

The Great Dane breed is considered one of the tallest dog breeds in the world.

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