Less than a week after I read about Giant George, the dog recognized in 2010 as both the tallest living dog and the tallest dog ever, Guinness World Records has announced a new tallest dog. Another Great Dane, Zeus, is an inch taller – though nearly a hundred pounds lighter.
Fortunately George is taking this well, according to his Facebook page. He congratulates Zeus on his accomplishment, and focuses on how his own Guinness achievement gave him the opportunity to spread the message that it’s OK to be different.
I can’t help wondering if there’s a trend here. Are big breeds of dogs getting bigger, just as people are taller today than in past centuries? Or does the internet just make it easier to hear about the most unusual cases?