Monday, June 8, 2009

Tallest Dog in the World

Tallest Dog in the World
Dogs come in a variety of sizes and some of these are extremes such as exceptionally small or exceptionally large dogs. For some reason, the majority of people seem to like large dogs. Children, especially, like large dogs. The Guinness Book of World Records has some interesting record-breaking large dogs. Many people are familiar with Hercules, Kell and Zorba. Hercules is a 284-pound English Mastiff from Massachusetts that is currently in the Guinness
Book as the largest dog in the world. With a paw the size of a softball and a 38-inch neck, he is huge.
Kell, another English Mastiff, is from the UK and took the record for being the heaviest dog in the world with a weight of 286 pounds. Zorba, who is deceased, was once in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest dog in the world with a whopping weight of 343 pounds. Due to her death, she is no longer recorded in the books, but she is still the largest and longest dog that was ever recorded.
Whether or not you've heard of him, Gibson has made quite a name for himself as the tallest dog in the world. Gibson is a seven foot tall Harlequin Great Dane owned by Sandy Hall of Grass Valley, California. When Gibson is on all fours, he is 42.2 inches tall and you don't want to see him when he' s on his hind legs! The previous tallest dog, Harvey, was 41.5 inches tall.
Gibson is too tall to drink water out of the toilet as many dogs love to do for some reason. Seems no matter how often you give them cold fresh water, dogs always seem to navigate to the toilet when they're thirsty. Poor Gibson doesn't have that option, though. Not only is Gibson tall, but he's no lightweight in the weight category either at 170 pounds. Imagine having this dog jump on you! Luckily, Gibson is a very lovable and friendly dog, almost like a puppy.

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