http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/pets/detail?entry_id=57753 World's tallest dog fills giant shoes Giant George, a blue Great Dane who hails from Tucson, Arizona, has been crowned the new king of gargantuan canines. George lounges on his queen-size bed. On his hind legs, he stands head and shoulders above the average dog (not to mention most basketball players) and weights 100 pounds more than the average Great Dane. Measuring 7 feet 3 inches long from nose to tail (and 3 feet 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder), George tips the scales at a hefty 245 pounds. The Guinness Book Of World Records has declared that George is the world's tallest living dog EVER, beating his closest rival Titan, a white Great Dane from San Diego, by three-quarters of an inch! The title of World's Tallest Dog had been hotly debated since last November when Titan was first (but erroneously) awarded the honor. "After some controversy and conflicting media reports we decided to send our own official adjudicator to put the final stamp on this record holder," said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief of Guinness World Records. "We can indeed say now that George is the top dog." George is a big fan of golf carts. Back home in Arizona, Giant George lives much like royalty. He sleeps in his own queen-size bed and wolfs down as much as $300 worth of kibble and treats every month (the equivalent of about 110 pounds of food). When he's not frolicking in a park or kicking it with his canine pals, it's not unusual to find George riding shotgun in a golf cart. His owner David Nasser recently told Oprah that he first realized George was special during a visit to a state fair. "There were three lions there in a pen that you could get really close to, and I remember thinking to myself, 'My dog is bigger than these lions,'" he said. Watch the gentle giant in action here.