Illustration of a great dane.



He had become a star on the Internet.

Freddy, a Great Dane named the world's largest dog by the Guinness Book of Records in 2016, has passed away at the age of eight and a half.

Sad news announced by its owner this Wednesday on Twitter.

Freddy was 1.03m tall and up to 2.26m when he stood on his hind legs.

An imposing size that did not prevent her from having a soft and cuddly character.

“He was not only the biggest dog but also the one with the biggest heart,” said his owner from Essex County (UK).

RIP Freddy (May 2012 - 27 Jan. 2021), English Great Dane.


He was known for being crowned as the world's tallest living dog by the Guinness Book of World Records.

He measured 3 ft 4.75in to the withers, or 7 ft 5.5in when standing on his hind legs. @ FreddyGreatDane @GWR

- In__Memoriam (@In___Memoriam) January 28, 2021

Smaller than Zeus

The latter is inconsolable since the disappearance of her four-legged companion, but she still has Freddy's sister, named Fleur.

The owner used to sleep with her dogs and did not hesitate to spend more than 500 euros per month to prepare them good meals.

If Freddy had won the medal for the largest dog in the world five years ago, he has not matched Zeus.

Died in 2014, this dog from Michigan (United States) was the tallest ever measured, with 1.12 meters in height.


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