Great Dane Titan is world’s tallest dog

November 15th, 2009 - 2:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A great Dane Titan from San Diego has been named as the world’s tallest dog, according to the Guinness World records.

‘The 4-year-old white Great Dane Titan is from San Diego and sadly is blind, deaf, epileptic and undergoes acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments every three weeks’, owner Diana Taylor said. “Titan is magical,” she added. “He’s low-key, calm and has a wonderful demeanor about him. He gets along with all dogs, even the tiny ones.”

Titan is so huge and tall that small children often mistake him as a horse or some other animal.

‘Titan’s official height, as measured by a veterinarian, is a hair over 3 1/2 feet tall from floor to shoulder. You could add eight inches if official measurements included the head’, Guinness spokesman Stuart Claxton said.

Titan weighs a whooping 190 pounds and he doesn’t stand on his hind legs because physically he is not up to it. But if he did, the Taylor figures he would stand 80 or 82 inches tall.

Gibson was the earlier tallest dog before Titan, but the 7-year-old harlequin Great Dane Gibson from Grass Valley, died earlier this year after losing his battle with bone cancer.

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