Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievement, is saddened to hear the news of Morgan who, at the age of six, and titleholder for the tallest female dog, has passed away.

Owned by Dave and Cathy Payne, of Ontario, Canada, the Great Dane weighed in at 90.7-kg (200-lb) and would eat seven cups of dry food (kibble) and two cups of wet food every day.

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Morgan was the third dog to hold the record of ‘Tallest Female Dog’ since the category began in 2012. She beat the previous record holder, Bella, by 3.22cm (1.25 in).

The gentle giant first appeared in the ‘Stop Press’ section of the Guinness World Records 2014 book before appearing in the 60th anniversary edition which was released in September. Morgan is pictured alongside Zeus who is the tallest dog ever with a height of 1.118 m (44 in) and was measured in October 20011. Zeus sadly passed away in September.

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According to Morgan’s owner, Cathy Payne, Morgan had a mild-mannered nature, except when it comes to squirrels, which she loves to chase!

Morgan is said to have died from a heart attack on Wednesday.

Michael Whitty, Picture Editor at Guinness World Records said: “I had the great pleasure of meeting Morgan and her lovely owners David & Cathy when we organised for her to meet Zeus (the Tallest Male Dog) for a photo shoot. Morgan was so very sweet and good natured, even when surrounded by swarms of hugely excited local kids, and a natural in front of the camera. I’m very sad to hear of her passing. ”

Guinness World Records would like to extend our condolences to the Payne family during this sad time.