Biggest Dog in the World
Known for its loyalty, friendship, affection and protectiveness to their masters, it’s no wonder dogs are considered as a man’s best friend. One of the most popular and most loved domesticated animals, dogs established a special connection with humans even during the earliest civilizations. In fact, dogs lived with humans as its hunting companion, a protector and of course, a friend.
Over the years, dogs have played an important part in human civilization. There are hundreds of dog breeds, of different sizes too, which humans can choose from. However, can you imagine owning a dog that is even bigger than anyone in the household?
Meet George, the world’s biggest dog and man’s biggest best friend by far.
George’s Physical Characteristics
Shocking. Amazing. Unbelievable. These are only few words which can sum up your initial reaction once you see George, the world’s biggest dog. George is of Great Dane breed which is known to make a good family pet due to their lack of aggression and attachment to humans. It has a height of 4 feet or nearly 43 inches and measures 7 feet, 3 inches in length from nose to tail. Further, George weighs nearly 18 stone or 245 lbs. And that’s not all. George eats 110 lbs of food every month in order to nourish its big body. Also, he sleeps in his own queen size bed since no dog house was yet built for this incredibly huge mammal.
The Story Between Dave Nasser and George
Looking for a dog, George came into Dave and Christie Nasser’s life on January 2006 when George was still 7 weeks old. The couple, particularly Christie, was immediately drawn to the cute puppy without thinking that it will grow and become the biggest dog to date.
George was deeply loved by the couple. Aside from giving him a home, George was cared for and loved deeply that he even sleeps in the couple’s bed room and prefers crawling into their king-sized bed. As a matter of fact, George was considered as their son and a part of their family.
Despite being a puppy at five months, George’s size is unnoticeable. He gained more than one pound a day, chased his tail, played fetch and tug of war and skittered on wooden floors. And despite his terrifying size that sets him apart from the other puppies, George is scared of the water.
Things got different when George reached the so-called ‘doggie puberty.’ Because of his towering height, he can reach everything on the kitchen counters, eating at least 100 lbs of food every month. Soon enough, he weighed nearly 18 stones, way heavier than the usual 9-11 stone of Great Danes.
Nonetheless, George was loved by the couple. He was there when Christie lost a baby and at the same time, showed affection and protection when Annabel, the couple’s baby was born.
No one really knows how and why George grew that big. Regardless, it only shows that despite George’s size that makes him scary to be with, he is a softie, proving that he really is man’s biggest best friend.