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Caryn Weber's purebred Landseer Newfoundland, Boomer, may be the tallest dog on record and will be measured today in Casselton. The dog measures about 7 feet from nose to tail and weighs about 180 pounds. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Casselton, N.D., Newfoundland in running for tallest dog record

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CASSELTON, N.D. - Most dogs described by their owners as "skin and bones" and "all legs" don't weigh 180 pounds.

But then, Boomer is no common canine.


With all four paws on the floor, the 3-year-old Landseer Newfoundland drinks from the kitchen faucet and stares into a car window eye to eye with the driver.

If they stretched out side by side, Shaq would only have an inch on the dog.

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