Major the Great Dane

Standing tall: Major the Great Dane Credit: Wales News Service. Meet the gigantic Great Dane who towers above its owners, standing at an impressive 7ft 1in. Three-year-old pet Major measures 85 inches when on standing its hind legs and could soon be crowned the world’s largest dog. “He is the biggest-hearted dog in the world. He is such a fantastic animal. People love seeing him. They play with him all day,” explained his owner Brian Williams.

“We bought him as a pup and he has been with us ever since. “He has got free reign of the place if he wants to go out, he isn’t locked indoors. “He’s afraid of his own shadow, he’s absolutely great with kids and an absolute star.

“He brings us a lot of happiness and is so easy to look after. He’s just got a terrific temperament and never gives us a minute’s problems.” Brian, 55, and his wife Julie, who live in Penmaen, near Swansea, South Wales, hope Guinness World Record officials will soon crown the pet the world’s tallest dog.

The 12-stone canine sleeps for 22 hours each day on his adult-sized mattress and eats a special diet mainly consisting of chicken and rice, the Wales News Service explains.