Tallest Dog Passes Away


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In a bit of bad news Freddy, a Great Dane, known to be the tallest dog in the world, has died in Essex England.

Guinness World Records conferred the tallest-dog honor on Freddy in 2016, announced Freddy’s passing in a press release. He was 8 1/2.

Freddy stood 3 feet, 4 inches “from foot to withers” — the withers being the tallest part of a dog’s shoulder. That larger than usual but unlikely a record.

However, standing on his hind legs, he was 7 feet, 5 1/2 inches tall, and that is record tall, record to play canine hoops if he could.

“He was not just the tallest dog but the dog with the most love and the biggest heart. A total soppy bugger who was hand fed,” Freddy’s owner, Claire Stoneman, told Guinness World Records.

According to Stoneman, Freddy was the runt of the litter who wasn’t able to nurse from his mother, prompting her to adopt him “a couple of weeks earlier than I should have.”

“He was not just the tallest dog but the dog with the most love and the biggest heart. A total soppy bugger who was hand fed,” Freddy’s owner, Claire Stoneman, told Guinness World Records.

According to Stoneman, Freddy was the runt of the litter who wasn’t able to nurse from his mother, prompting her to adopt him “a couple of weeks earlier than I should have.”