Zeus the Great Dane, declared the world’s tallest dog, dies

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OTSEGO, Mich. — The Doorlag family is mourning the loss of their dog Zeus, who died last week. The giant Great Dane was officially named the “world’s tallest dog” by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2012, WXMI reported.

Zeus was more than 7 feet tall when he stood on his hind legs. He weighed about 155 pounds and was the size of the average donkey.

The family told WXMI that Zeus was a “great dog” that will be greatly missed.

Generally, Great Danes live until about 8 years old. Zeus would have turned 6 in November.

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