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The World's Tallest Dog
ABCNews.com ^ | 9/13/2012

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.

Picture at link

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping

1 posted on 09/13/2012 10:55:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

That dog doesn’t look healthy to me.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 11:06:23 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Do not know much about dogs, but have to agree. Looks like something a feminazi would do to a male dog............


3 posted on 09/13/2012 11:17:21 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Ken H

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.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 11:18:05 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: South40

It looks like she ate some of his food; she’s wide in the rear, and he’s too skinny.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 11:26:31 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

Vegetarian diet?


6 posted on 09/14/2012 12:07:14 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Ken H
It reminds me of Jurassic Park. The dog is skinny and so BIG and it is 3 yrs old.
7 posted on 09/14/2012 12:18:33 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Ken H
That dog doesn’t look healthy to me.

Will be dead by seven. GD have short lives.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 12:25:38 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: South40

Dog is so tall it pees over the fire plug. Hasn’t managed to hit it yet.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 2:33:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: South40
I see that the house has tile floors and no furniture.

I cannot imagine cleaning up after that monster.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 2:40:53 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: South40

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.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 3:57:36 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: South40

I wouldn’t want to be near him when he’s real happy. That tail would hurt! lol


12 posted on 09/14/2012 4:39:41 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: South40

I think the camera angle exaggerates his height just a bit.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 5:00:50 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: South40

That thing would be humping your ear instead of your leg.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 5:45:24 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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15 posted on 09/14/2012 5:47:25 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: South40; Eaker
Meh.

Some of us just don't like to brag.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 5:52:12 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Drawsing

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.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 6:19:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: RadiationRomeo

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).


18 posted on 09/14/2012 7:50:47 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: South40

Put Zeus in my home for a month.. I guarantee you won’t be seeing ribs!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Salamander

You just want us to feel sympathy for you, the victim of a giant, whip-wielding Doberman.

:-)


20 posted on 09/14/2012 3:10:26 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Drawsing

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.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 3:21:06 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Skinner than Ann Coulter


22 posted on 09/14/2012 5:32:06 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: Altariel

Skip the sympathy.

Send cash.

;D


23 posted on 09/14/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Skinner than Ann Coulter

And no doubt quite smarter than you.

24 posted on 09/14/2012 5:38:11 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: TASMANIANRED

... yet more substantial. Friendlier looking, too.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rarestia

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.

Avoid them.

They have been willfully destroying the breed for decades.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

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.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: JediJones
What they were supposed to be:


28 posted on 09/14/2012 5:59:30 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Ken H
That dog doesn’t look healthy to me.

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.

29 posted on 09/14/2012 6:09:48 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Salamander
What they were supposed to be:

Yes, a German mastiff bred to hunt boar. The ears were docked so they didn't get shredded in thickets.

30 posted on 09/14/2012 6:13:04 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Salamander

Haven’t had Dobies since I was a youngin’. Good to know that information. Thank you.


31 posted on 09/14/2012 7:24:16 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SCalGal

Yup.

*Functional* dogs.

What a crazy concept.

:P


32 posted on 09/14/2012 8:51:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander

And I suppose Odhinn has you pinned to the ground, growling “Where’s the money, woman? Pay up or-—”

;)


33 posted on 09/14/2012 8:56:00 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: rarestia

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!”

*click*

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”.

*sigh*

The search continues.


34 posted on 09/14/2012 9:07:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander

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?


35 posted on 09/14/2012 9:17:28 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

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.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 9:42:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: momtothree; Salamander

@ 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.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 4:00:16 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Altariel

http://www.dobermann-pedigrees.com/borongthewarlock.htm

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.

http://www.kcdoberescue.com/Pages/pup/BORONG_THE_WARLOCK.html


38 posted on 09/16/2012 6:52:39 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander

Interesting. Thanks.


39 posted on 09/16/2012 9:44:48 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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