Giant George : Life with the World's Biggest Dog Paperback
by Dave Nasser
In 2006, Dave and Christie Nasser welcomed a Great Dane puppy into their lives - the runt of a litter of thirteen who won over the hearts of his new owners with his soulful blue eyes.
They named him George and he swiftly changed their lives.
In February 2010 George was officially crowned tallest dog ever by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Standing at almost five feet tall and seven feet long, George has come to dominate the Nassers' home.
He has grown from a quivering misfit into a goofy giant - eager to play with everyone and boisterous to the point of causing chaos.
Yet George is a big softie - a gentle giant frightened of water, of dogs a fraction of his size, and of being left alone.
This is the full heart-warming story of Dave and Christie's life with George - his likes and dislikes, his diet, habits and quirks.
It's also the story of their love for each other, of their struggle to start a family and of how they've had to adapt their home to accommodate their extraordinary pet.
With appearances on Oprah, and George gaining worldwide attention, it's now time to tell the full story of what it's like to be the owners of the biggest dog in the world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, 8xpp colour
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/04/2012
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781849832823
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Review by MartyAllen
George may be an interesting dog, but his story is not so much. Everyday life challenges make for a sometimes amusing read (particularly tales of living with a giant puppy in a no-dogs-allowed apartment), but overall, the style is dry and matter of fact. Anecdotes that might be amusing come across as humdrum. However, the pictures provide a nice touch, allowing the readers to see "Giant George's" incredible size for themselves.
Review by nightprose
Giant George is an unprecedented seven feet long, almost five feet tall (at 43”), and almost 250 pounds. The Guiness Book of World Records has acknowledged him as the world’s tallest dog. It wasn’t always this way for George. He started as the smallest in his litter, even called “the runt”, when he was born in 2005.Relocating back to his native Arizona, Dave Nasser promised his new bride Christie a puppy. It was initially a bribe of sorts. After the huge costs of the big Great Dane puppy and his super-sized supplies, Dave almost reconsidered. However, after “paws for thought”, they realized not only was George rapidly growing, so was their love for him.Giant George has appeared on TV shows, YouTube videos, and is on Facebook. This is truly a wonderful story full of love and devotion between a dog and his people. This is how it is supposed to be.