To celebrate George's new record, let's figure out how much you know about these regal and gentle giants in a quiz. Excluding Scooby and Marmaduke, brush up on the big breed and get started now!Take the Quiz
Not even four months into his tall term, the splotchy Titan (who replaced the late Gibson) has been topped! Meet Giant George, the new world record holder for Tallest Living Dog and Tallest Living Dog Ever. Standing at 43 inches from paw to shoulder, he has a
whopping wee .75 inches over Titan (who was already a half-inch above Gibson)!
This big pooch lives in Tucson, Arizona with owner David Nasser and was measured by an official Guinness World Records adjudicator (for all you doubters). Added into George's impressive height are equally impressive measurements of 7'3" from tip of nose to end of tail and a scale toppling of 245 pounds. The dog makes his big media debut on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Feb. 22 — hopefully her tiny puppies are out of his big paws' way!
Source: Guinness World Records
Gibson (the Guinness Record holder for the world's tallest dog) was diagnosed with bone cancer back in April and, sadly, he recently lost his battle with the disease. The beautiful Harlequin was undergoing chemotherapy and, when he needed to have his front right paw amputated, his owner started Three Paws For the Cause to raise awareness about canine cancer.
Gibson's vet, Dr. Peter Walsh said:
Last week Gibson began having trouble using his back legs. X-rays showed that the cancer had spread to his spine and his lungs. Ms. Hall made the very difficult decision based on her concern and love for Gibson to have him humanely euthanized. Gibson died peacefully in the loving arms of Ms. Hall.
See a classic video of Gibson showing off his tallness and generally being cute when you read more
Look who made a special visit to the Ugly Betty set – America Ferrera's two furry friends. The Golden Retriever named Buddy seems to be needing some extra love, while Lucy (the Great Dane) needs some extra warmth with that sleek coat. It's so nice to take time out of a busy filming day for some QT with her pets especially when that includes snuggles and kisses!
I wonder how often the doggies come to set, and whether either will make it onto the small screen sometime soon – I spot some true walk-on potential here with these scene stealers.
See more pictures of both pups when you read more
Can you believe we've learned about 30 dogs so far on Dogs 101? (Refresh your memory on them here.) Well, I tuned in last week and took some notes on the five latest breeds. I've included a fun fact, and furry face, for each pooch – check 'em out in this slideshow, then tune in to Animal Planet on Saturday at 8 p.m to meet more dogs!
Why so sad, Axle? Did Newton steal your toy? Or did mom leave you home while she went out this time? I can see how much you love car trips, so I understand your disappointment. Cheer up, big guy! She'll be back soon enough.
Congrats to Axle and j4everlasting for being chosen as our Pet Pic of the Day! Don't forget to submit your photos to the Pet Pics group for a chance to see your pet on PetSugar!
Growing puppies not only eat you out of house and home, often times their growth spurts make them appear doubled in size practically overnight! That's definitely the case with this cute Great Dane, Azul. He started off pretty small (for a dane) next to his new sis, Sydney, but after a short while, he made that Rottweiler look downright teensy. Special thanks to MotoLinz for sharing these pictures of her friend's pups. Track Azul's growth from his first puppy pic to the final one when you read more