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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.

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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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