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World’s tallest dog dies

Gibson, the world’s tallest dog, has died aged seven

THE WORLD’S tallest dog has passed away at the age of seven after a five-month battle with bone cancer.

Gibson, a Harlequin Great Dane who measured 7ft 1 inch standing on his hind legs and 42.6 inches from ground to shoulder, was a veteran titleholder in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Diagnosed with the disease in April Gibson finally succumbed on 7th August after his owner Sandy Hall made the difficult decision to give him sleep to avoid a more painful end as neither a leg amputation or chemotherapy could save him.

Throughout his seven-year life Gibson used his fame for good, becoming a ‘spokesdog’ for canine cancer charities and was nominated for the American Kennel Club Award for Canine Excellence. He even penned his own book entitled Gibson Speaks, an insight to the life and journey of the world’s tallest dog.

Fans and supporters of Gibson are directed to his website where they can donate to his chosen charity in memory of his tireless welfare work.

The good news for fans of tall dogs is that Gibson's son, Brewster, is already 38 inches tall from ground to shoulder and looks set to reclaim his father's title.

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