Major, a Great Danise 1.25 meters high, está waiting to be officially declared the largest dog in the world, according to Guinness Records. The truth is that, on an individual level, this race of good-natured giants seems unbeatable in this aspect, since Zeus and Giant George previously occupied that podium, unfortunately already deceased.
Major, the Great Dane about to be proclaimed the biggest dog in the world
Major, a specimen that resides in Penmaen, South Wales, in the United Kingdom, competes with two other animals of the same breed: Freddy, who lives in the south of Essex, in England, and Rocco, originally from the state of Nevada, in the United States.
But all is indicating that Major is a few centimeters larger and will soon be proclaimed the winner of this Guinness Record.
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The animal, which has a length from head to tail of 2.14 meters,He sleeps in a bed built especially for him, with a king size mattress, and consumes a diet based on chicken prey and a little rice.
The marriage formed by Brian and Julie Williams are the owners of this beautiful Great Dane, who is ready to turn 4 years old. And they assure that, although its great size can be intimidating for both people and animals, the dog is so good and sweet that he could not kill a fly.
On an individual level, Great Danish animals show the Guinness Record of being considered the biggest dogs in the world. Major is waiting to be officially proclaimed. But Zeus and Giant George also occupied this throne.
Zeus, another grandulon crowned by the Guinness
Until Major is officially proclaimed, the world's largest dog record is still held by Zeus, a Great Dane deceased in 2014, days before turning 6 years old.
This big one of 1 meter and 11 centimeters in height and more than 2 meters long lived in Michigan, United States, and also slept in an extra large bed.
Further, Zeus was a kind of local celebrity and made frequent visits to schools and hospitals as a therapy dog, bringing joy to children and the sick, explained Kevin Doorlag, its owner.
Giant George, the biggest dog between 2010 and 2012
Zeus had dethroned Giant George in 2012, another copy of Great Dane who lived with his human family, the couple formed by David and Christie Nasser, in Tucson (Arizona, United States).
With a height of 1,092 meters and a length of more than 2.10 meters, this big man had been crowned in 2010.
But the furry also became famous through a book written by its owner: Giant George: life with the biggest dog in the world, for being invited to some popular television programs (such as Oprah Winfrey) and for having its own website, a profile on Facebook and a Twitter account.
With almost 8 years, the beautiful grandulón died in 2013.
Be loved and cared for, the distinction to which all furry people aspire
Source: Giant George's Facebook
Regrettably, like most large dogs, Great Dane they are not characterized by having a long life, unlike smaller breeds.
In the specific case of these giants that break records, Although the cause has not been convincingly explained of its large dimensions, some point out that they could suffer from a pathology similar to the acromegaly, a rare human disease.
The truth is that these animals – beyond the little that matters or they have cared to be Guinness Records, or the benefit obtained or obtained by their owners with this issue – have been and are, apparently, loved and cared for pets. And that, without a doubt, is the best prize that dogs of any size can receive daily.
Source of the images: muy.clarin.com, i4.mirror.co.uk and Facebook of Giant George.