Freddy, the Great Dane, was known for being the world’s tallest dog. He stands at 7ft 5 inches on his hind legs. According to his owner, the dog, who lived in England, died at 8 1/2 years old.
They proclaimed Freddy as the world’s tallest living dog for the Guinness World Records in 2016. It brought smiles to everyone’s faces when photos of Freddy appeared in the UK press in 2016 after winning the title of the world’s tallest canine. Claire Stoneman of Leigh-on-Sea, who owns him, said he was not only the tallest dog but also the kindest.
As stated by American Kennel Club, Great Danes are polite, patient, and reliable. Stoneman proudly said that Freddy was also a sweetheart and could hover over her if he stood on his hind legs. She also emotionally added that Freddy was her life, happiness, joy, and her worst heartbreak.
Last year, the Daily Mail announced that Freddy may be in line to set yet another world record by being the world’s oldest living Great Dane. Guinness World Records stated that there is no record of any older Great Danes at the time. According to Tails.com, the oldest Great Dane was Pirate, an 11 1/2-year-old Great Dane from the United Kingdom.
Freddy stood 3.39 feet tall from the ground to the top of his head. Stoneman also revealed that to avoid drawing attention, she’d sometimes walked Freddy and Fleur, Freddy’s sister, early in the morning. She estimated that feeding both dogs cost her about £500 a month, with foods such as minced beef for breakfast, roast chicken with kibble for dinner, and treats during the day.
A Great Dane’s estimated life expectancy’s somewhere between seven and ten years. Stoneman said that her dog was an important part of her life, and she still grieves about his passing.