Photo: Chatty Chihuahuas Scare World’s Tallest Dog
The world’s tallest dog has realized what many little dog owners have long known. Chihuahuas may be tiny, but they can be mighty scary.
George the Great Dane, is the largest the dog in the world. Standing at 4ft tall and 7ft long, and weighing roughly 252 pounds, George is a big sweetheart his owners say.
Like just about every other dog you’ll meet, George’s favorite activities include eating, sleeping, and playing.
In 2010, one of George’s owners applied to the Guiness Book of World Records on his behalf, and in February ’10 an adjudicator came out to see him measured by a vet. His owners, Dave and Christie Nasser, learned that not only is George the tallest living dog in the world, he is the tallest dog ever.
From paw to shoulder, George stands at 43 inches.
But for all his size and grandeur, when he was still a pup, George’s owners realized he had an interesting fear after a day at the doggy park.
“Our local park had a section for puppies but we were bullied out of it by other owners, who were scared George would hurt their pups – but the opposite was true.
“The smaller dogs ran around and under him, and he’d be constantly sidestepping them, obviously anxious and jittery. Slowly we realised that our enormous puppy was a big softie,” wrote owner Dave Nasser in “Giant George”, published by Simon & Schuster.
The loveable giant may be big enough to demand sleeping on his owners’ king-size bed, but put a Chihuahua in front of him and he may just run you over as he flees.