Gibson was born in April 26, the year 2002 and died in August 7, the year 2009. He was a Harlequin Great-Dane who lived in the Grass Valley-California, United States. Gibson was recognized by Guinness Book-of World-Records as “The World’s Tallest-Dog” in the year 2004, replacing “Harvey” who was the previous world record holder. He weighed at 180 pounds (that is, 82 kg) and stood at a height of 42.2 inches (that is, 107 cm) tall, that is according to the official report-of Guinness World Records. Gibson was a certified-therapy dog and he appeared, wearing the trademark bandana on numerous TV shows including; The Oprah-Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show and Ellen DeGeneres Show. Gibson was the official “spokes-dog” for the ForeverLawn (maker of K9-Grass) based out of Uniontown-Ohio where Gibson took occasional walks. The book “Gibson-Speaks: The World’s Tallest Dog-Talks About His Life” gives/tells his life story. In the year 2009, Gibson lost 1 of his front legs to bone-cancer. Despite the chemotherapy, the cancer continued to spread to the spine and lungs, and Gibson couldn’t be saved. On Aug. 7th, the year 2009, the owner had him (Gibson) euthanized.
Certified by Guinness Book-of World-Records, Gibson was the tallest Great Dane in the world. Gibson spoke and said “I love you” & he even did so on The Oprah-Winfrey-Show. Gibson had also spoken with Cesar-Millan, a famous dog whisperer. Gibson was more of a comedian and had been on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. He was and still is 1 of the most popular or famous dogs in United states and in the world. The French and the Japanese were very fond-of Gibson. In his 7 years, he had attended parades, flown 1st class, danced and played with Paris-Hilton and also shared a stage with Michael-Clark Duncan. He normally used to speak with his owner Sandy Hall. Sand Hall has written Gibson’s thoughts in an autobiography. Gibson was born-in Grass Valley-California on the edge-of Sierras. Gibson was the oldest-of 12 puppies born to Harley Quinn and Millennium’s Girl. Gibson is actually a Harlequin Great-Dane. The Harlequin refers-to his white and black patched coat.
Gibson was a highly sought-after animal because of his great loving personality and his positive association with everyone around him. Gibson’s caretaker and owner, Sandy-Hall, said that even if the dog had been receiving giant and great publicity, there was more to Gibson than just his sheer big size. “He would simply put a smile on anyone’s face,” Hall said, “In a split second, people would forget all their worries and cares.”
Facts about Gibson:
Gibson’s has been in a number of television shows, radio shows and various magazines such as:
-The Oprah Winfrey-Show by Harpo Productions
-Tonight Show with Jay-Leno on NBC
-Good Morning America on ABC News
-The Inside Edition
-The Montel Williams Show
-The Guinness World Records Amazing Animals on Animal Planet
-The Mark and Brian Radio Show on ABC Disney
- Larry King Live on CNN
-The Parade Magazine
-The Ladies Home Journal
-The National Geographic
-The Life Magazine with photos taken by Pulitzer Award Winning Photographers Deanne Fitzmaurice and David Hume Kennerly.
-He was a 2009 nominee-for American Kennel Clubs ACE Awards
-Title-holder in Guinness-Book of World Records
-Gibson is a Harlequin-Great Dane
-He lost one front leg-to bone cancer in the year 2009
-Gibson held AKC Dutchman Meistersinger-Pedigree, which is 1 of the most prestigious lines of Great Danes which date back to late 1800′s in Germany
-Gibson was a certified therapy dog
-Stood at a height of 42.6 inches, which was measured from ground to top of his shoulders; he measured at seven feet one inch when all stretched out & standing on the hind legs
-He weighed in at 180 pounds
-He was born on April 26th, the year 2002
-He passed away on Aug. 7th, the year 2009
-He could hold a whole regulation basketball in his-mouth and do “doggie dribble”
-He spoke and he said “I love-you!” He said it on the Oprah Win-frey show.
-Gibson took the “world’s tallest dog” title from Harvey, who was the previous World’s-Tallest-Dog measuring at 41 inches
-Gibson co authored his own book, which is entitled “Gibson Speaks”. This book gives a deep insight into the Journey and life of Gibson as the world’s tallest-dog.
As big as Gibson was, he was just a simple and friendly-puppy in a big dog’s body. He was active in therapy-work, he had a close knit-family life (which included holding toys from-his sisters), & his celebrity schedule. He has been featured-in many national magazines and newspapers, he was also featured on CNN Larry King Live and had also worked and interacted with some players from Sacramento Kings.