The 2013 edition of the Guinness World Records named the world’s tallest dog and that distinction goes to Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Michigan. He measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder and stands 7-foot-4 on his hind legs. He also weighs 150 lbs and eats 30 pounds of food a day. He is a full inch taller than previous record-holder Giant George.

Here’s Giant George, for comparison:

Sorry but we can’t resist a comically oversized dog story.