Giant George – The world’s tallest dog dies
It is sad news for dog lovers all over the world. The world’s largest dog named Giant Geoge (not pictured) has passed away. George was a Great Dane and lived in Tuscon, Arizona, USA and died one month before his eight birthday.
Goerge measured an incredible 43 inches tall from paw to shoulders and was able to stand seven feet three inches on his hind legs. He weighed 245 pounds.
What was most surprising about George is that when he was born, he was the runt of the litter but he showed his brothers and sisters what he was really made of when he grew to be the biggest dog not just for the Guiness World Records in 2010 but the world’s tallest dog ever.
Looking after George for his owners was no easy task. They had to provide 180 pounds of food a month for the gentle beast and they even had to order in a specialised queen sized mattress.
Owners Dave and Christie Nasser wrote to the public on their Facebook wall that Giant George had passed away. They wrote 'It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday.'
'We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years. We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works.'
George’s life began with Davie and Christie when he was just a seven week old puppy. They loved him so much that they wrote a book about him and what he got up to.
His owner Dave said 'At five months he still acted like a puppy, chasing his tail and playing games of fetch and tug-of-war with his favorite bit of rope. But he was already the size of a fully-grown Labrador,'
Pretty early on, they soon discovered that George was just a little bit different from other dogs. They quickly reliased he had out grown his mattress and were not welcome at the local park because other owners were worried that George would scare the other puppies. Not to mention, being the postman for the George residence must have been quite a brave challenge.
We found a great video of George in his prime:
Source: Daily Mail