World's Tallest Dog Loses Leg to Cancer

This dog needs a bone

By Jessica Greene
|  Thursday, May 14, 2009  |  Updated 1:04 PM CDT
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World's Tallest Dog Loses Leg to Cancer

gibsondog.com

Jay Leno, Gibson and owner Sandy Hall

The world's tallest dog, and one of Northern California's most famous residents, is suffering from bone cancer.

Earlier this week, veterinarians had to amputate Gibson's right front leg, KCRA reported.

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Gibson, a harlequin Great Dane, as the Tallest Living Dog at 42.2 inches tall, as measured in 2004.

Gibson's owner, Sandy Hall, said the preeminent pooch is expected to return to his Grass Valley home later this week and she expects him to be back in the limelight in just a couple of months.

This canine is no stranger to celebrity. He's been on Oprah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen and in numerous magazines including National Geographic, Dog Fancy and Life, just to name a few.

The site K9 Grass also lists Gibson as a certified therapy dog.

With such an impressive resume, there's no doubt Gibson will be standing tall in no time, despite his health issue.

Gibson on Oprah
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