Tallest Dog In The World Dies, Stood 7.5ft On Hind Legs

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The dog who held the record for the tallest dog in the world, according to Guinness World Records (GWR), Freddy the Great Dane, has died at the age of 8.5 years old.

Freddy stood a staggering 7.5 feet tall on his hind legs and 3.4 feet from the floor to his back when he was measured by veterinarian and Guinness World Records’ Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday who certified him.

Glenday recalled that day, “Freddy was such a gentle giant, and it was always a pleasure to see him bounding towards you. Measuring this mountain of a dog was an unforgettable – if challenging!” GWR wrote on their website.

Freddy’s owner Claire Stoneman from Essex, UK, said “I can’t stop crying,” when she first broke the news about his passing. She said he was not only the biggest dog in size but he had the biggest heart and just loved everyone he met. She shared some of her feelings about him on Instagram.

“I was lucky enough to have the night with him after his passing and chatted all night to him. I took a paw print from him…… something he would never let me do when he was with me, hated me touching his paws,” she wrote on Instagram.

Freddy had a beautiful soul and his loving spirit will live on in our memory forever. If you want to learn more about him you can watch the video below showing the time when Freddy was on the This Morning Show doing an interview with Claire.