World's Biggest Dog Freddy Is Over 7 Feet Tall, and Now Might Also Be World's Oldest Great Dane

The world’s biggest dog, a 7-foot great Dane named Freddy, might just be able to lay claim to another world record. The giant canine reached his eighth birthday on May 17 and is now believed to be the oldest living great Dane on record.

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"Freddy was actually the runt of the litter," the dog's owner Claire Stoneman, from Weeting in Norfolk, England, told Caters. "[N]ow he's got a Guinness World Record and is set to reach a second." Freddy measures well over 7 feet tall when standing on his hind legs and weighs a whopping 210 pounds (approx. 95 kg). The gentle giant, who is popular in his neighborhood, was treated to a celebration for what might very well be a milestone birthday alongside his younger K9 sister, Fleur, who comes from the same litter.