Dave and Christie Nasser didn’t mind adopting the runt of the litter. They fell in love with the Great Dane as soon as they saw him. They just didn’t realize that he would grow up to break world records, their furniture and, eventually, our hearts.
When George passed away in his home in Tucson, Arizona, he was one might shy of being 8 years-old.
It’s hard to believe, but when George was born he was the runt of his litter. Needless to say, he hit a pretty crazy growth spurt.
As an adult, George weighed 245lbs.
In 2010, he was recognized by Guinness World Records as not only the World’s Tallest Dog, but also the Tallest Dog Ever.
George consumed more than 180lbs of food a month and he slept in his own, queen-sized bed.
“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.”
George weighed more than 100lbs more than the average Great Dane, he loved eating chicken and rice and then, of course, barking at the mailman.
Before passing away, George won over the attention of the globe, Guinness Book of World Records and Oprah. He lived a big life for a big dog.
RIP, George. We hope heaven has big enough clouds for you to sleep on.
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