R.I.P. Giant George: World’s Tallest Dog dies

Doggone it! According to an Arizona Daily Star article published on Oct. 18,2013, the World’s Tallest Dog has died. Giant George, the larger than life, one-of-a-kind dog, passed away last evening on Oct. 17, 2013.


According to his official Facebook page (and yes, he has one):

“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. We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years. We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works.”

Giant George

It’s hard to believe the blue Great Dane who grew to 43 inches tall from paw to shoulders, measured over seven feet from nose to tail and tipped the scale at a whopping 245 pounds, was actually the runt of the litter when he was born! But the “little” guy touched the hearts of Dave and Christie Nasser who ended up adopting him when he was about 7 weeks old.

Of course they had no idea George would one day become the World’s Tallest Dog. Eating 110 pounds of food each month, no ordinary dog house would ever do for George. No sir! He slept in his own queen-size bed. Life was not to “ruff” for gorgeous George.

His amazing “feet” didn’t go unnoticed, either. In fact, the record-holding canine didn’t have just one title – he had two. In 2010, Guinness World Records named George the Tallest Dog Ever and World’s Tallest Dog. It just goes to show you, sometimes size really does matter! For more information on this beloved dog’s amazing “tail,” please read his story, Giant George: Life With the World’s Biggest Dog.

George was born on Nov. 17, 2005 and passed away nearly eight years later. R.I.P, gentle giant.

(Via: Examiner.com)

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Meet The Giant!

Weighing in at over 245 pounds and standing 43 inches tall, MEET GEORGE, the Guinness World Record Holder for Tallest Living Dog & Tallest Dog Ever.
Here are some quick stats:
  • 5 years old, born November 17, 2005
  • Great Dane
  • AKC Registered
  • Sleeps on a Queen Size Bed … alone
  • Consumes 110 pounds of food every month
  • Has to bend over to drink out of the kitchen faucet
  • Sits on a chair like a human

We wish George all the best and want to thank him for the shout out on his Facebook Group.  Since we love big dogs we are making him an honorary member of The Hydrant Crew!

George was laying down on the job for the cover of his US / North America book which is set to publish in April 2012.
For more Giant George check out these links…