As told by Dave Nasser – his owner………
The first time we saw George, our beloved Great Dane, he was no more than a tiny, cowering ball of fuzzy fur. He tentatively pushed his little nose forward and gave Christie her first lick
Puppy love: A young George with Dave’s wife Christie.
Even as a pup he had comically large paws.
He came into our lives in January 2006
Magnificent: George measures more than 7 ft from nose to tail and weighs 18 stone and is the world’s biggest dog, but he’s terrified of Chihuahuas…
Paws for thought: George’s giant feet dwarf Dave’s hand
In the summer of 2006, we had to buy him his own queen-sized mattress. A male Great Dane typically weighs from 9 to 11 stone, but by Christmas 2007 George weighed 15 stone — bigger than most men.
With size comes problems: George the giant barely fits in the back Of his owner’s SUV
George loves dolls, especially a stuffed green one that plays a nursery rhyme when squeezed. Whenever he can, he places it between his paws and presses it so he can hear the tune. It is like a security blanket.
A doggone miracle: George the Great Dane with the Nasser’s daughter Annabel at home in Arizona
Christie applied to the Guinness World Records people on George’s behalf. That February, one of their adjudicators came to watch George being measured in the presence of a vet. He was officially declared not just the world’s tallest living dog (43 inches from paw to shoulder) but the tallest dog ever.
Man’s biggest friend: Devoted owner Dave Nasser with George.
George weighs 252 pounds!!!