Skip to comments.The World's Tallest Dog
Posted on 09/13/2012 10:55:09 PM PDT by South40
Great Dane Zeus stands 7-foot-4 on hind legs
Zeus is now officially the world's tallest canine according to the Guinness World Record 2013 book.
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That dog doesn’t look healthy to me.
Do not know much about dogs, but have to agree. Looks like something a feminazi would do to a male dog............
Great Danes are notorious for being skinny dogs as pups. They usually fill out after 18 months. I’ve known a few people who have owned them.
Of course, I am assuming they are feeding the dog normally. It probably would have stunted its growth, if it wasn’t eating everything it should be eating.
It looks like she ate some of his food; she’s wide in the rear, and he’s too skinny.
Will be dead by seven. GD have short lives.
Dog is so tall it pees over the fire plug. Hasn’t managed to hit it yet.
I cannot imagine cleaning up after that monster.
I love dogs and he looks handsome to me but of course he could use some weight. Most GD’s do look thin but he is way too thin.
I wouldn’t want to be near him when he’s real happy. That tail would hurt! lol
I think the camera angle exaggerates his height just a bit.
That thing would be humping your ear instead of your leg.
Some of us just don't like to brag.
It’s called ‘forced perspective.’ She’s very obviously standing farther back than he is, exaggerating his height. He is, however, enormous if he’s almost 4 ft. tall at the shoulder.
Certain lines of Danes can grow very large but have very short life expectancies due to the higher risk of hip dysplasia and other large-dog maladies, much akin to Warlock Dobies. I hope they studded him to keep that line going.
It’s not just the tail. They can’t keep their legs still, and the result is constant black and blue feet (on the human).
Put Zeus in my home for a month.. I guarantee you won’t be seeing ribs!
You just want us to feel sympathy for you, the victim of a giant, whip-wielding Doberman.
Yes, the camera’s distortion would have you believe the woman is only 4 feet tall. The text says the dog is 3’8” from foot to shoulder.
Skinner than Ann Coulter
Skip the sympathy.
Skinner than Ann Coulter
And no doubt quite smarter than you.
... yet more substantial. Friendlier looking, too.
There’s no such thing as a “Warlock Dobermann”.
Some greedy, uncaring idiots bred grossly over-sized Dobermanns and gave them a name that makes it seem like they had something to do with Borong, which they did not.
There’s also “King Dobermanns” and a whole bunch of other BS “bloodlines” out there.
They have been willfully destroying the breed for decades.
I *hope* the dog is just standing in a weird position because that top line and the angle of the hips scares the bejeebers outta me.
Anybody else remember when Danes were large, solid, square dogs who weren’t insanely “overdone”?
Bigger is rarely better.
He's thin and his proportions are strange. Early neutering will cause the bones to grow up and up and not widen out - you tend to get males that are very tall and narrow.
Yes, a German mastiff bred to hunt boar. The ears were docked so they didn't get shredded in thickets.
Haven’t had Dobies since I was a youngin’. Good to know that information. Thank you.
What a crazy concept.
And I suppose Odhinn has you pinned to the ground, growling “Where’s the money, woman? Pay up or-—”
Ironically, I ~just~ called a woman about a Dobe bitch she had for sale.
Listened to the blah blah blah for a bit and asked the question, “So...what are her lines?”
“She’s a Warlock!”
Actually I tried to explain to her the Warlock myth and even mentioned that the most notable kennel to actually sort of have “Warlock Dobes” was Kay Hill who bred Ch. Kay Hill’s Paint The Town Red to Borong way back in the distant past and established her incredible linebreds through his daughter, Kayhill’s Witch Soubretta.
Ch. Kay Hill’s Witch Soubretta, was the top producing Dobermann dam in this country for many, many years.
[She was the foundation of the Tannenwald line (now defunct), but this is another avenue by which you’ll find many, many dogs alive today who go back to Witch Soubretta and then Borong The Warlock.]
In one ear...out the other.
“No! She’s a Warlock!”
Her male “weighs 140 pounds!”
My dog has Borong repeated several times in his extended pedigree....but he’s not a “Warlock”.
The search continues.
I take it Borong is a doberman.
Since Friday Night is “Doberman History” night on Free Republic
(What? You didn’t KNOW?)
Care to elaborate?
He’s currently gnawing a huge 4 point antler.
[for all I know, that *is* “dog money”]
Lord I hope he doesn’t swing it my way and poke my eye out.
@ momtothree lol Me, too. (The melee would just *love* that /s They think big dogs are lunch. Little monsters)
Thanks for that info, Salamander. I’d never heard that & will share. Gorgeous, gorgeous dog, though. I immediately thought of Hound of the Baskervilles.
Borong was one of The Great Ones.
Not only was he a perfect specimen of his breed, he embodied the legendary loyalty of the Dobermann.
When his owner/handler, Henry Framptom suddenly died of a hear attack, Borong was barely a week behind him.
All who knew of the bond between them agreed that Borong simply did not want to live without his beloved master.