After some controversy regarding the official height of "George", a Great Dane from Tucson, Arizona, the Guinness World Records team sent an adjudicator to officially measure his height. George, who was measured at 43 inches tall, has now been officially confirmed as the Guinness World Records Tallest Dog. George, who weighs an astonishing 245 pounds and eats 110 pounds of food every month, beat the previous record holder, another Great Dane called "Titan", by 0.75 inches. Prior to Titan was another Great Dane, "Gibson", of Grass Valley, California, who stood at 42.2 inches tall.
"This is a hotly contested record and after some controversy and conflicting media reports we decided to send our own official adjudicator to put the final stamp on this record holder. We can indeed say now that George is the top dog," said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief of Guinness World Records.
The media interest in George has prompted Guinness World Records to search for more pet record holders, including Longest Ears on a Dog, Smallest Dog (Length), Oldest Dog, Smallest Cat and Oldest Cat.
"This record has also sparked great interest in finding other pet records, so we’re asking everyone to check their dog houses, scratch posts and under the bed – they just might be living with a record-breaking pet," continued Glenday.
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