Tags: worlds | tallest | dog | dies | giant | george

World's Tallest Dog Dies: Giant George, a Great Dane, Passes Away

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 06:11 AM

By Ken Mandel

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Giant George, the world's tallest dog, died last week, one month before his eighth birthday.

The Great Dane, verified by Guinness World Records in 2010 as the world's tallest dog — he measured 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder, and weighed 245 pounds — had a large following, with more than 204,000 Facebook likes and nearly 1 million views on YouTube. He also had been featured on shows like "Good Morning America," "Today" and "Oprah," and was the subject of the book, "Giant George: Life With the World's Biggest Dog," written by George's owner, Dave Nasser.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?


"We're doing OK," Nasser told ABC News on Friday, eight days after the dog's Oct. 17 death. "I couldn't have been talking to you four days ago, I would have been a crying ball. But now the good memories are starting to come to the surface. After a week, I am starting to think of all the fun times we had, and it's much, much easier."

George was adopted by Nasser and his wife Christine seven years ago, as the runt of the litter, Nasser told ABC. The dog's website boasts, "He's kind of a big deal."

When Nasser announced that the dog had died, he said he was heartened by the overwhelming support he received from fellow dog lovers.

"I think the first post [last Thursday], we got 13,000 comments," Nasser told ABC. "It's amazing to see other people crying as well and realize George wasn't only important to me, but other people as well."

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related stories:

Dog Poses as Lion at Chinese Zoo But Gets Caught After Barking (Video)

Therapy Dogs Comfort Newtown's Traumatized Children

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved