USA: Giant George, Guinness World Records’ tallest dog ever has passed away age 7 at his home in Tuscon, Arizona.The news was announced by his owners on George’s official facebook page “It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday.”Standing on his hind legs George, a blue Great Dane was able to reach 7ft 3, a feat that has landed him spots on the Oprah Winfrey Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. He also has his own book ‘Giant George, Life with the World’s Biggest Dog’.Despite being the runt of the litter of 13 when he was born, by the time he was fully grown George weighed 17.5st, just over 7st more than the average Great Dane and measuring 43 inches from paw to shoulder.Owner Dave recounts one of the struggles George faced, “Our local park had a section for puppies but we were bullied out of it by other owners, who were scared George would hurt their pups”.–TL

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 25-Oct-2013 here.