Friday, January 29, 2010

BIGGER THAN SHILOH?

NOW WE KNOW!

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Shelby Belle (the puppy from hell) here with today's news tidbit; but first a word from our sponsor.
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We've often wondered if there are dogs out there bigger and dumber than Shiloh. Well. now we know that at least there is a bigger dog. Meet 'Giant George' the 7 foot-long blue great Dane who could be the world's tallest dog.
Standing at nearly 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighing a staggering 245 lbs; could this be the world's new tallest dog? Dad verified that this is all true on some website called "Snopes."
The second picture below was taken in the parks of Tucson, Arizona. George, a four-year-old blue great Dane, looks more like a miniature horse than a dog. (umm, miniature horses are MUCH smaller)
- Shelby Belle and the Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

'Giant George' and owner Dave Nasser share a couch together


The four-year-old blue great Dane, weighs a staggering 245 lbs and measures
almost 43" at the shoulder.
The gentle giant, who measures 7' 3" from nose to tail, could be a prime contender to take the title from the former record holder, Gibson, a harlequin Great Dane who passed away from cancer last August..
Now George's owners, David and Christine Nasser, are awaiting confirmation from Guinness World Records to see if he has achieved the lofty heights.
'He's 42.625 inches at the shoulder,' said David.. 'He's very very unique.'
According to David, George consumes 110 lbs of food every month, and sleeps alone in his own Queen Size Bed.
David and Christine raised George from when he was 7 weeks old, but never expected him to grow so big.

Magnificent: George measures more than 7ft from nose to tail and tucks away 110 lbs of food every month

With size comes problems: The giant great Dane barely fits in the back of his owner's SUV
The couple eventually had to move their aptly named dog out of their king sized bed, when he grew too large for the three of them to share the same sheets.
Dr. William Wallace of the Buena Pet Clinic in Tucson , who witnessed the documentation necessary for the Guinness record, said: 'In my 45 years of experience working with giant breed dogs, without question, George is the tallest dog I have ever seen.'
David is currently rushing to get that necessary documentation into Guinness as other dog owners are coming forth claiming the record.
As they wait for the results to come through, George is busy occupying himself with his new found stardom and even has a Facebook fan page and Twitter accounts for his adorning fans.
It appears as though the sky's the limit for this mammoth hound.

Paws for thought: George's giant feet dwarf his owner Dave Nassar's hand.

4 comments:

Bob said...

Wow....That is one very, very very very big dog.

Hamish & Sophie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Holy cow. That is insane.

Steve

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan woo khoncept what khomes out from what goes in?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Be khareful this weekend!

Huffle Mawson said...

That is the biggest dog I have ever seen. He might even be bigger than a cow.

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