There's a monster lurking around.
No, it isn't Godzilla. His name is Gibson.
When he stands on his hind legs, the 170-pound "Harlequin" Great Dane is more than 7 feet tall, and has a shoulder height of 42.6 inches (topping Harvey's old record of 41.5 inches). Thankfully for everyone, Gibson is just a big, friendly puppy dog.
Actually, he's the tallest dog in the world. Gibson holds several world records, including the world's tallest dog, tallest therapy dog and tallest Great Dane. And he's been turning quite a few heads outside of his native Grass Valley.
In fact, Gibson has appeared on these television, magazines and radio shows:
Oprah Winfrey Show | Harpo Productions
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno | NBC
Good Morning America | ABC News
Montel Williams Show
Guinness World Record Amazing Animals | Animal Planet
Mark & Brian Radio Show | ABC Disney
Larry King Live | CNN
Ladies Home Journal
Life Magazine | photos by Pulitzer Winning Photographers David Hume Kennerly & Deanne Fitzmaurice
Gibson's owner, Sandy Hall, says that even though her dog is a giant and has been receiving some giant publicity, there's more to the dog than just his size. "He just puts a smile on people's faces," Hall said. "In one split second, people forget their cares and worries."