Most big dog owners will agree – the bigger the dog, the bigger the love. And honestly when you consider the dog food bill and the size of those doggy waste bags there’s got to be lots of love involved. When it comes to big dogs, they don’t get any bigger than Freddy.
Freddy is a Great Dane, but he’s so huge the word Great doesn’t even begin to describe him. Standing at 7-feet 6-inches tall he holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest dog in the world and his enormous size gained him quite a popularity in his home town in Essex, England.
When Freddy’s mom Claire Stoneman brought Freddy home, she knew he was going to grow into a big dog – as most Great Danes do. She knew that the average Great Dane male can weigh up to 190 pounds and stand at about 33 inches tall. What she didn’t know, was that he’d soon grow to far surpass those measurements.
Freddy lives with Claire, her children, and his Great Dane sister, Fluer.
Together, Freddy and Fluer consume an unimaginable amount of food to keep them happy and healthy. Their favorite snacks are said to include roast chicken and peanut butter on toast. Claire says her grocery bills frequently cost over $15 000 a year alone. Destroyed furniture and other broken household items add thousands more to Freddy’s expenses tally.
“I’d come home and find a sea of foam across the floor. But he’s my baby and I can’t imagine life without him,” said Claire.