R.I.P. Giant George: World’s Tallest Dog dies

Doggone it! According to an Arizona Daily Star article published on Oct. 18,2013, the World’s Tallest Dog has died. Giant George, the larger than life, one-of-a-kind dog, passed away last evening on Oct. 17, 2013.


According to his official Facebook page (and yes, he has one):

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday. We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years. We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works.”

Giant George

It’s hard to believe the blue Great Dane who grew to 43 inches tall from paw to shoulders, measured over seven feet from nose to tail and tipped the scale at a whopping 245 pounds, was actually the runt of the litter when he was born! But the “little” guy touched the hearts of Dave and Christie Nasser who ended up adopting him when he was about 7 weeks old.

Of course they had no idea George would one day become the World’s Tallest Dog. Eating 110 pounds of food each month, no ordinary dog house would ever do for George. No sir! He slept in his own queen-size bed. Life was not to “ruff” for gorgeous George.

His amazing “feet” didn’t go unnoticed, either. In fact, the record-holding canine didn’t have just one title – he had two. In 2010, Guinness World Records named George the Tallest Dog Ever and World’s Tallest Dog. It just goes to show you, sometimes size really does matter! For more information on this beloved dog’s amazing “tail,” please read his story, Giant George: Life With the World’s Biggest Dog.

George was born on Nov. 17, 2005 and passed away nearly eight years later. R.I.P, gentle giant.

(Via: Examiner.com)

One thought on “R.I.P. Giant George: World’s Tallest Dog dies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s