By Sarah Keane • 29 January 2021 • 13:20
Image Credit: Twitter @FreddyGreatDane
OWNERS pay tribute to world’s tallest dog who has passed away in the UK
Freddy, a Great Dane who shot to fame by becoming the world’s largest dog according to Guinness World Records in 2016, has sadly passed away at his home in Essex, aged eight. The precious pooch measured an astonishing 7 foot 5 inches tall when stood on his hind legs, and weighed a belt-busting 15 stone. Freddy’s devastated owner, Claire Stoneman, has paid tribute to her famous friend, saying that he had the biggest heart of any dog.
“He was my life. My reason. My joy. My annoyance. My happiness and my ultimate sadness. He was my heart Dane. My one in a million and loved by the entire world.
“As a puppy, he was the runt of the litter. I actually got him a couple of weeks earlier than I should have, as he wasn’t feeding off [his] mum.
“I had no idea he was going to get this big at all,” Freddy’s owner said.
Guinness World Records also remembered Freddy fondly.
Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “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 – experience and I’ll always treasure the couple of occasions I got to share a sofa with him – there was just about enough room for the two of us!
“I’m just pleased that we got the chance to celebrate his record-breaking immensity in the books and share his story with millions of people around the world.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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