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biggest dog in the world: 4ft 1in tall

  A Great Dane measuring more than 4 FEET is in the running to be a world biggest record dog. Major,a three-year-old pooch who towers over his owners, awaiting the judgement from Guinness World Records, which will be declared due next month.

Resident at Perriswood Archery and Falconry Centre in Penmaen, Gower in South Wales, the Owners Brian and Julie Williams live with the humongous hound who is the same height as an average seven-year-old child. The massive mutt, who turns four in September, will be up against fellow Great Danes Freddy from Southend in Essex, and Rocco, from Nevada in the US - so he's guaranteed a top-three finish.

The towering tyke, who loves having his nails manicured, stands at an impressive 4ft 1in and measures 40.5 inches to the shoulder. He weighs 12st, reports WalesOnline .

A vacancy for the title has existed since the world’s official largest dog , ‘Giant’ George, died at home in Arizona in the US three years ago . He measured 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighed 17 stone.

“He is up against Freddy from Southend and Rocco in Nevada,” says Brian. “It’s going to be fun to find out." Feeding comes pricy business to bulky dog says Brian

Brian said he and Julie did not enter Major for any competition, but word got around when people saw him.

“It was all through social media,” he says. “It went viral. It took on a life of its own.”

But even if he does not win the tallest dog title, Brian is convinced of one thing.

“He is the biggest-hearted dog in the world,” he says.

“He is such a fantastic animal. People love seeing him. They play with him all day.”

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