Can you believe that the Great Dane named Freddy, which stands 7' 4" tall on his hind legs, and who dwarfs his owner Claire who is only 5'4" is now not only the tallest dog in the world but the oldest Great Dane.
He easily tops Britain’s previous tallest dog, which stands a mere 6-foot-6 on its hind legs. And he should soon be bigger than Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, Mich., who was 7-foot-4 when he was recognized as the world’s tallest dog by the Guinness World Record folks in 2012.
At birth he was the runt of the litter, if you can believe that, but eating $100 a week of regular dog food (and some occasional peanut nutter on toast) he enjoyed a huge growth spurt, Stoneman said.
He also destroyed 14 sofas in Stoneman’s home in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, before he got used to the small space.
Stoneman said living with Freddy means making concessions, such as getting up extra early for walks. He can’t encounter any other dogs.
“If he wants to run after a dog,” she said, “I wouldn’t be able to stop him.”
Freddy, who officially measures at 3.395 feet tall to his back, was named the world’s tallest living dog in the Guinness World Records in 2017.
Guinness World Records has confirmed Freddy is the oldest Great Dane they have on record, and Stoneman plans to apply for an official record.