Zeus, an American Great Dane, has the honor of being the world’s largest living dog and has been recognized as such by the Guinness Book of World Records. He is three years old and lives with his owner, Brittany Davis, in Bedford, Texas (United States). He measures more than a meter, stands 46 centimeters taller and weighs 90 kilos.
He has been big since he was a puppy, but his size is due not only to his genetics but also to his diet, since he eats 12 servings of large breed dog food per day, which represents a high financial cost in terms of care. However, Davis’ family has been delighted with Zeus since he arrived at their home in February 2020, at just eight weeks old.
At first glance, Zeus’s large dimensions can be a little frightening, as many people who see him can’t believe that he is actually a dog. In fact, Davis’ friends and neighbors joke that Zeus might actually be a horse rather than a dog. However, his character is docile and relaxed, although he likes to get into mischief with the three other Australian Shepherds and the cat who live in the family home.
Zeus is in excellent health
This dog breed, also known as the Deutsche Dogge, originated in Germany, where it was bred to hunt large animals, protect property, and serve as a companion dog. They are often characterized by their short life expectancy (7-10 years) and the occurrence of serious health problems, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, heart and stomach problems. Currently, Zeus is in perfect condition and even the veterinarian is surprised by his excellent health.
Great Danes are known for their imposing appearance and calm, even temperament. They are loyal, gentle and very affectionate towards their owners, making them excellent companions and protectors of the family. They are characterized by rapid growth and usually reach their maximum size in about a year.
Zeus is 3 years old, more than a meter tall (he is 46 centimeters taller) and weighs 90 kilos.
As in the case of Zeus, the largest dog in the world, Great Danes can become a real attraction for animal lovers and curious people who want to see one of these large dogs up close. A spectacle of nature.
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