Meet the Great Dane Who’s So Big He Has to be Walked at Night So He Doesn’t Scare Other Dogs!
Meet Freddy the Great Dane and his human, Claire Stoneman. Freddy is 7ft 4in standing on his hind legs and is thought to be Britain’s tallest dog – and he hasn’t finished growing yet!
At 18 months old, he measures 41 inches from his paws to his withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades) and only needs to grow a few more inches to lay claim to the title of the world’s tallest dog. WOW!
Standing at 41in from foot to shoulder-blade, Freddy is just three inches short of the world record
The Guinness World Record is currently held by Zeus, a four-year-old Great Dane from Michigan, who is 44 inches tall. As for Freddy, he now weighs 11st 2lb and costs £75 a week to feed on standard dog food.
Stoneman gets up in the wee hours of the morning for his daily 40-minute walk so they won’t meet other dogs who might be intimidated by him.
‘If he wants to run after a dog I wouldn’t be able to stop him,’ said Miss Stoneman, who is 5ft 4in tall.
Despite his boisterous nature, Miss Stoneman says she cannot imagine life without Freddy.