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Published September 14, 2012, 08:47 AM

North Dakota dog that was among world's tallest euthanized

DURBIN, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota dog that made a bid to be recognized as the world's tallest has been euthanized after developing bone cancer.

DURBIN, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota dog that made a bid to be recognized as the world's tallest has been euthanized after developing bone cancer.

Boomer was a 6-year-old Landseer Newfoundland. The 3-foot-tall, 7-foot-long, 180-pound dog was big enough to drink from the kitchen faucet with all four paws still on the floor.

Owner Caryn Weber, of Durbin, tried three years ago to have Boomer recognized by Guinness World Records. The effort was derailed when Guinness instituted a minimum 40-inch requirement.

Weber tells The Forum newspaper that Boomer was recognized by the lesser-known World Record Academy for a few months until Guinness certified a new record holder.

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