Tallest Dog Record Holder – Gibson.
The Guinness Book Of World Records tallest dog in the world passed away recently.
Gibson the Harlequin Great Dane measured in at a massive 7 ft 1 (215.9 cm) standing on his hind legs, or 42.6 inches (108.2 cm) from the ground to the top of his shoulder standing on all fours.
Gibson suffered from bone cancer and was unable to recover despite chemotherapy and a leg amputation. At 7 years of age Gibson might not have been the oldest dog, but his fame was wide spread.
Gibson had his own website (www.gibsondog.com), and was co-author of a children’s book. He became an outspoken supporter of a canine cancer charity and you can donate to the charity through his website. Sandy Hall, Gibson’s owner, will continue the good works that Gibson had begun.
Gibson’s son, Brewster, is already eyeing up his father’s crown, and at 38 inches from the ground to his shoulder, is likely to be a contender for the tallest dog in the world.