World’s Tallest Dog Dies at Age 7

    October 25, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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The world’s tallest dog, known as Giant George, passed away last week, according to a Facebook post by his owners.

George’s owners, David and Christine Nasser, wrote the sad news on their Facebook page, “Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge”. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night,” they wrote. “George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday.”

They continued their post by thanking all of George’s friends and family for their love and support. “We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years,” they wrote. “We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.

Giant George was verified as the World’s Tallest Dog by Guinness World Records on February 15, 2010. Despite being the runt of a litter of 13 puppies, George grew to an amazing size, reaching 7 foot from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail.

Jamie Panas, the Guinness spokesperson was in awe of George’s size. “He’s just the sweetest, kindest dog, and he doesn’t realize what all the hoopla is about,” she said. “I was completely awestruck. Working here, I meet different record holders of all unique sizes, and I was definitely taken aback by his size.”

George made his way to fame appearing on national television shows including “Oprah”, “Live with Regis and Kelly”, and “Good Morning America”.

Image via Facebook

  • Jsparky

    George was the FORMER record holder, was not tallest dog, cannot forget about Zues. With that being said, it’s such a tragic loss and his memory will live on forever, even if the facts are wrong. I was upset when I heard the news, because I followed the story of George. I own 2 Great Danes myself and I love the breed, and hopefully George and his family was able to teach people more about the breed. So sad they have short life spans, but the short moments we get with them are so valuable. My heart breaks for his owners right now, I lost a dane a couple years ago and it still hurts. RIP George