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Old 04-06-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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April 6, 2007: Gibson, the world's tallest dog



Normally if something has been on the Tonight Show it's probably not IotD fodder, but I couldn't resist this item about Gibson, the world's tallest dog. At 7 feet long and with a shoulder height of over 42", this Great Dane is a monster. He's shown here with actor Michael Clarke Duncan - star of "The Green Mile" and a tall man himself, at 6' 5" - and Gibson's owner, Sandy.

It's good luck Gibson is friendly because he could do a lot of damage if not.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:45 PM   #2
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AP Newswire report:

Famed hound Gibson is denying rumors of a sex tape involving himself, Michael Jordan and the Empire State Building.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:46 PM   #3
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I just heard a bit this morning on NPR about how dogs are the only species that has this much variety in size within one species. Amazing that a chihuahua is the same species as this horse.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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Bet that bugger can pull on the lead.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:19 PM   #5
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aw, he's a big cutie! I wanna scratch under his chin.

I love that they got Michael Clarke Duncan for the photo op.
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:20 PM   #6
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I just heard a bit this morning on NPR about how dogs are the only species that has this much variety in size within one species. Amazing that a chihuahua is the same species as this horse.
Here's the story from boston.com, which features another picture of Gibson.

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/healt...y_common_gene/



"Gibson, a Great Dane that, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the world's tallest dog at more than 7 feet on his hind legs, with friend Zoie, a 7.5-inch-tall Chihuahua."
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:30 PM   #7
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Irish Wolfhounds are taller on average than Great Danes, even, so this one is really a monster for its breed.

Bravo Gibson...ooo's a good boy, oo is, ess oo is!:p
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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What does the owner feed that big beasty?? Miracle grow??

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Old 04-06-2007, 02:07 PM   #9
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This dog is a monster. But I have a question. Since dogs apparently are all the same species, lupus canis or something like that? Not sure, but does that mean they can all interbreed? So that chihauhau and this great dane can interbreed? Is that possible? It seems unlikely to me, but maybe probably I'm wrong.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:17 PM   #10
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This dog is a monster. But I have a question. Since dogs apparently are all the same species, lupus canis or something like that? Not sure, but does that mean they can all interbreed? So that chihauhau and this great dane can interbreed? Is that possible? It seems unlikely to me, but maybe probably I'm wrong.
Yes, but it would require appropriate music and a step ladder.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #11
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What does the owner feed that big beasty?? Miracle grow??

The real cause of the pet food poisoning.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:24 PM   #12
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I'll bet that dog is hung like Jesus.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:27 PM   #13
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They CAN interbreed!

http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=6970724

(edit: they don't know that this is a dane/huahua mix. It's just a guess on their part. Probably not real)
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:37 PM   #14
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I'm guessing the male was the chihuahua, the female the dane. Otherwise, the bitch would undoubtedly die in labor.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:52 PM   #15
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I'll bet that dog is hung like Jesus.
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