The greatest of Danes

NCPA May 13, 2022

They say everything is bigger in Texas. And Zeus, a Great Dane who lives in Bedford, Texas, is definitely a Lone Star-sized canine. Guinness World Records has declared 2½-year-old Zeus the tallest dog in the world at 3 feet, 5.18 inches. On his hind legs, he stands more than 7 feet tall, and he weighs about 200 pounds. But, like most dogs, Zeus has no clue how big he really is. “He’s just a giant, gentle dog who thinks he’s a puppy and likes to sit on people’s laps,” says Brittany Davis, Zeus’ owner. She said he eats 10-12 cups of dry food a day, plus a few snacks like carrots, fried eggs, deer antlers and ice cubes.