Video: Lizzy the Great Dane sets record as tallest dog on the planet

Video: Lizzy the Great Dane sets record as tallest dog on the planet

Published 15 September 2016

Meet Lizzy – the world’s Tallest dog living (female).
 
She measures a humongous 96.41 cm (3 ft 1.96 in) tall – as confirmed by a vet in her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
 
 
Lizzy may look cute but it’s not easy looking after a dog this size! Her owner Greg Sample has to put her food bowl on a chair, because she cannot reach the floor, and her water dish stays in the garage because she makes such a mess when drinking.
 
FACT: Palaeolithic humans in east Asia domesticated dogs about 15,000 years ago by breeding aggression out of wolves. Cats were domesticated at least 9,000 years ago, probably by being given food in return for helping to control rodents.
 
At her photoshoot for the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book, Greg told us that Lizzy’s paws were too big for her body when she was a puppy, which made her extremely clumsy.
 
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He added that she has developed a very unique running style thanks to her extraordinarily-long legs. “I think she does realise that she’s queen of the party and she is the tallest,” Greg says.
 
Gentle giant Lizzy’s favourite thing to do is to ride in the car and she is very laid back and sociable, probably because she lives with a cat and two small Terriers.
 
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Lizzy towers over a small Terrier, which is also owned by Greg.
 
Lizzy is still slightly shorter than fellow Great Dane Zeus, who keeps hold of the title Tallest dog ever, having measured a towering 111.8 cm (3 ft 8 in), before sadly passing away a few years ago.. He lived in Otsego, Michigan, with Denise Doorlag and family.
 
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Zeus (left) and previous tallest female dog Morgan (right)