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Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 2:05 p.m.

7-foot-4-inch Great Dane is world's tallest dog

  • Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich.

    Guinness World Records

    Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich.

OTSEGO, Mich. — A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

The Guinness World Records 2013 book published Thursday recognizes Zeus of Otsego, Mich., as the world's Tallest Dog.

The 3-year-old measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder.

Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4 and towers over his owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is just an inch taller than the previous record-holder, Giant George.

Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats a 30-pound bag of food every two weeks.

Doorlag says she had to get a van to be able to transport Zeus.

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