Top 5 World’s Largest Dog Breeds The Great Dane is one of the world's tallest dog breeds. The world record holder for tallest dog was a Great Dane called Zeus who measured 112 cm in) from paw to shoulder.Their large size belies their friendly nature,
"Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them." -- Dodie Smith, The Hundred And One Dalmatians. The original Dodie Smith book is SO much better than the disneyfied version.