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OTSEGO A Great Dane from Michigan is doggone tall.

So much so that he's now officially the world's tallest canine.

The Guinness World Records 2013 book out Thursday recognizes Zeus of Otsego as its official tallest dog.

The 3-year-old from Allegan County measures 44 inches from foot to shoulder.

Standing on his hind legs, Zeus stretches to 7-foot-4 and towers over his owner, Denise Doorlag. Zeus is a single inch taller than the previous record-holder, Giant George. Zeus had to overcome his fear of the T-square, the tool used to measure him according to Guinness World Records requirements.

Zeus weighs 155 pounds and eats a 30-pound bag of food every two weeks.

Doorlag says she had to get a van to be able to transport Zeus.