Blue Great Dane Giant George, the tallest dog ever at 7ft 3, dies aged seven
Giant George, Guinness World Records’ tallest dog ever has passed away aged seven at his home in Tuscon, Arizona.
The news was announced by his owners on George’s official facebook page “It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday”
Standing on his hind legs George, a blue Great Dane was able to reach 7ft 3in, a feat that has landed him spots on the Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. He also has his own book ‘Giant George, Life with the World’s Biggest Dog’.
Despite being the runt of the litter of 13 when he was born, by the time he was fully grown George weighed 17.5st, just over 7st more than the average Great Dane and measuring 43 inches from paw to shoulder.
Owner Dave recounts one of the struggles George faced, “Our local park had a section for puppies but we were bullied out of it by other owners, who were scared George would hurt their pups”.
Despite not being able to play with other dogs Giant George had an active life. He was involved in fundraising for animal charities as well as getting involved in the local community including attending kindergarten show and tell classes.
Since 2006, when George’s owners got bored of him taking up all the space in their bed, he has slept on his own queen-sized mattress.