George was a giant dog, hence the name Giant George.
He was the world’s largest dog, and he stood 7ft tall on his hind legs!
When he broke the Guinness World Record back in 2010, he soon became a viral sensation.
But sadly, Giant Goerge passed away a month before his eighth birthday.
George peacefully passed away in his sleep at his home in Tuscon, Arizona.
When he passed away he was surrounded by owners.
The great blue Great Dane measured 43 inches tall from paw to shoulders and he stood at seven-feet-three-inches tall whenever he stood on his hind legs.
George weighed an astonishing 245 pounds!
When George was born, he was actually the runt of his litter. Despite this, he grew up to be recognized by Guinness World Records in 2010 as the Tallest Dog in existence.
He was enormous but gentle. This friendly giant consumed 180 pounds worth of food a month, and he slept in his very own Queen sized mattress.
George’s owners Dave and Christie Nasser wrote,:
‘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.’
George would spend his days sleeping, barking at the delivery man and eating his favorite chicken and rice dinners.
The average Great Dane weighs 100 pounds less than George, and the year before George’s passing, he was ordered to loose a stone by the vet.
George started living with Dave Nasser and his wife Christie when he was just seven-week-old puppy. He was born into a litter of 13.
‘At five months he still acted like a puppy, chasing his tail and playing games of fetch and tug-of-war with his favorite bit of rope. But he was already the size of a fully-grown Labrador.’
This was the moment that Dave and his wife realized that they may have a record breaker on their hands.
‘His size did not go unnoticed in the outside world. Our local park had a section for puppies but we were bullied out of it by other owners, who were scared George would hurt their pups.’
‘Eventually he outgrew the single mattress we placed there for him and preferred instead the comfort of our king-sized bed — sprawling between us like some over-indulged prince while we spent half the night clinging onto the edges.’
In 2006 the couple solved this problem by buying George his very own queen-sized mattress, which he slept on until his death.
George was 252 pounds by the time he was two years old! That’s when a family friend suggested that contacting Guinness World Records.
Up until the end, George kept himself amused by chasing the postman.
This friendly giant really will be missed.
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