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Meet the tallest dog in the world, Zeus (photos)

Zeus loved being a lap dog...
Zeus the tallest dog of the world


“Dog is a man’s best friend” is a very popular quote that best explains the relationship between man and dog. Dogs have been the man’s companion since the prehistoric stone age. Both share a mutual give and take relationship, where a man feeds a dog in exchange for his services.

Dogs come in different shapes, sizes, breeds, and height. In regards to height, do you know the name of the tallest dog in the world?  No? keep reading to find out

If you are a lover of history, the name Zeus would ring a bell. Zeus was the father of the gods in Ancient Greece and his namesake a 3-year-old Great Dane from the United States is the tallest dog in the world.

Zeus- the tallest dog in the world

Measuring an unbelievable (44 in) from foot to withers, the size of Zeus is similar to an average donkey.

Zeus-the tallest dog in the world, drinking water straight from the faucet

When it stands on its hind legs, the tallest dog in the world stretches to 7ft 4 and towers over his owners Kevin and Denise Doorlag.

Zeus, the tallest dog, and his owner

Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats more than 12 cups of food a day.  On September 11, 2014, Zeus’ owner, Kevin and Denise Doorlag, announced that Zeus had died.

Zeus was five years old, but because of his size, he died of natural causes due to old age. Up to date, no other dog has been able to dethrone  Zeus as the tallest dog in the world.

We'll miss you, Zeus.


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