7 Ft.-Long Boomer Could be the World's Tallest Living Dog
The ginormous Landseer Newfoundland, shown above drinking out of Weber's kitchen sink, is a contender for the Guinness World Records title for tallest living dog, following the death of the current record holder, a Great Dane named Gibson who passed away in August.
Despite his size, Weber, 44, says the large pooch is actually a light eater. Boomer is "solid muscle," thanks to a diet of dry dog food (an average of six cups a day) and an active lifestyle.
Boomer and his family live on a farmstead near Casselton, N.D., with Weber's sons and a bevy of other pets – another (regular-sized) Newfoundland named Buddy, a Newfoundland-retriever puppy named Baxter, a cat named Anderson and a tank full of fish.
The well-mannered dog is friendly, loves children and likes to carry rocks around to give people when he greets them. Though he was photographed "drinking" from the kitchen faucet, he knows well enough that he should only drink water from his designated water container – a pail.
He may be as big as dogs come, but in Boomer's mind he's a petite pooch. Says Weber, "I think he'd like to of himself as a smaller dog."
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