Say hello to Zeus, the world's tallest dog

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Zeus drinks from the kitchen faucet in Otsego, Mich. (AP Photo/Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Kevin Scott Ramos)
OTSEGO, Mich. (AP) - A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

The Guinness World Records 2013 book published Thursday recognizes Zeus of Otsego, Mich., as the world's Tallest Dog.

The 3-year-old measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder.

Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4 and towers over his owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is just an inch taller than the previous record-holder, Giant George.

Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats around 12 cups of food a day.

Doorlag says she had to get a van to be able to transport Zeus.


Kevin Doorlag stands with his dog Zeus in Otsego, Mich. (AP Photo/Guinness World Records 2013 Book, Kevin Scott Ramos)