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.
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.
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.
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.
The Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book and the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition are available in stores now.