Gentle Giant: Zeus The Dane Is World's Tallest Dog [PHOTO]
That's Not A Horse, That's My Hound
Here's a dog who's no stranger to milk. Meet Zeus, the three year old great dane from Michigan who has been named the world's tallest dog by the Guinness Book of World Records. He towers at a height of 44 inches from the bottom of his paws to the tip of his withers (the point between his shoulder blades), the official standard to measure a mammal's height.
Nearly As Tall as Yao Ming!
For a different perspective on the extent of Zeus's incredible size, he towers at a whopping 7 feet and 4 inches when he stands on his hind legs. For a reference, Yao Ming, one of the tallest basketball players on record, stands at 7'6''! Therefore, Zeus is absolutely qualified to play basketball - or at least to drool all over a basketball like nobody's business.
Source: The Telegraph