Only kidding. No dog fight, just a friendly misunderstanding! It turns out that Titan who was named the World’s tallest Great Dane on Thursday is actually not quite as tall as George who stands 43 inches tall at the shoulder, rather than 42 inches flat or 42.625 as he was previously recorded. Titan, owned by Diana Taylor of San Diego, is 42.25 inches tall, but is recorded as Guinness World Records.
Turns out George’s owner didn’t get the appropriate paperwork filed and so was not considered at the time the record was given.
The owners aren’t really fighting about it, just now bringing out what is true of their dog George. Both Great Dane owners are proud of their dogs’ and that really is what it comes down to. That “feeling” we get from our dogs.
“George feels he needs vindication.” Nasser and friends Paul O’Rourke and Dana Murray, who are campaigning to get George into the record book, are taking responsibility for not completing George’s application in time to take down Titan.
In order to get the most accurate (and flattering) measurement possible, the team took longer to get a veterinarian to verify that George is 43 inches tall at the shoulder, rather than 42 inches flat or 42.625 inches, as previous measurements found. Titan, owned by Diana Taylor of San Diego, is 42.25 inches tall.
”It’s just bad timing. I can’t say anything bad about Guinness,” said Nasser. “We sent the paperwork to them Tuesday and they got it Thursday. The winner had a plaque in hand Thursday. … we were just late to the game.”