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7-foot Great Dane goes from runt to world record

May 29th, 2020

Great Danes deserve their regal name. Their history traces back to Germany when they were bred to hunt ferocious boars with their owners, and they later became protectors and guardians of the home. It doesn’t take much to recognize a Great Dane when you see one. They are massive dogs who, when standing on their hind legs, are taller than most humans!

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What happens when a Great Dane is the runt of the litter?

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Runts are the little guys that usually don’t do so hot in a litter. They are smaller than their brothers and sisters, which usually leads to them getting less milk and nutrition. In the wild, the outlook is grim. Thankfully, humans are able to take matters into their own hands and take care of these little guys just how they need.

Freddy the Great Dane was the runt of the litter, but you would never know it!

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Hello everyone!! Today is #throwbackthursdane ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ This is a picture from when I was only 16 months old……. after a slow start I really started growing in my puppy days ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ . . . #petsofinstagram #petoftheday #dogsofig #dogoftheday #greatdanes #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanesunleashed #greatdanesunlimited #greatdanesofig #greatdanesrock #greatdanesareawesome #greatdanesphotography #greatdaneproblems #worldofcutepets #worldstallestdog #bigdog #guinnessworldrecord #dogsofinstaworld #greatdane #greatdanemoments #greatdanelove #greatdanenation #greatdanelovers #repostmydane #ilovemydog #danestagram #danesofig #greatdanefans #danenation

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Freddy was born smaller than his siblings. His sister, Fleur, was in the same litter and was twice his size when they were born. Claire Stoneman adopted Freddy and Fleur but had no idea that Freddy would be breaking world records. If anything, she thought Fleur was going to be the bigger of the two.

As Freddy got older, he rapidly grew into a giant.

Standing on his hind legs, Freddy is 7-ft, 6-in tall. He broke the previous record and is now the world’s tallest dog! A 7-ft, 4-in tall Great Dane named Zeus held the record previously, but Freddy hit that height when he was just 18 months old!

Claire had a guess that Freddy wasn’t done growing, even when he hit the previous record.

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Look Nanny, if your gonna hold my umbrella to stop the sun getting me, can you hold it still!? Tee hee hee ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿถ I am a cheeky boy but I have my Hoomans very well trained!!๐Ÿ˜„ Hope you've all had a Pawsome weekend Lots of slobbers and kisses Freddy xxx๐Ÿถโค๏ธ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ๐Ÿถ . . . #petsofinstagram #petoftheday #dogsofig #dogoftheday #greatdanes #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanesunleashed #greatdanesunlimited #greatdanesofig #greatdanesrock #greatdanesareawesome #greatdanesphotography #greatdaneproblems #worldofcutepets #worldstallestdog #bigdog #guinnessworldrecord #dogsofinstaworld #greatdane #greatdanemoments #greatdanelove #greatdanenation #greatdanelovers #repostmydane #ilovemydog #danestagram #danesofig #greatdanefans #danenation

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She was right! Puppies can grow for quite a while and Great Dane males often won’t mature until three to four years. Both Freddy and Fleur are fully grown now, though, and are great dogs.

As puppies, the two got into some trouble.

Much like people, the two dogs had a rebellious stage when they were younger. They loved to tear up the couch and cause some serious destruction! As they got older, they began to mellow out a bit.

Freddy got a certificate to mark his achievement.

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Happy MonDane everyone! โค๏ธโค๏ธ Here's a picture of me with my Hooman and my sis Fleur! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿถ Hope you all had a Pawsome weekend and for those of you in the #hurricane path I hope your all safe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Big slobbers Freddy ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ xxx . . . #petsofinstagram #petoftheday #dogsofig #dogoftheday #greatdanes #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanesunleashed #greatdanesunlimited #greatdanesofig #greatdanesrock #greatdanesareawesome #greatdanesphotography #greatdaneproblems #worldofcutepets #worldstallestdog #bigdog #guinnessworldrecord #dogsofinstaworld #greatdane #greatdanemoments #greatdanelove #greatdanenation #greatdanelovers #repostmydane #ilovemydog #danestagram #danesofig #greatdanefans #danenation

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It isn’t a record until Guinness gets in on it! After some thought and measurements, they awarded Freddy with World’s Tallest Dog and gave him a certificate to honor his achievement. What’s more, Freddy is over 200 pounds too. He is just an all-around big boy.

People love to stop and meet him.

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Hello!! We had a Bbq yesterdane….. I canโ€™t hide my excitement at the thought of all the sausages I was hoping Iโ€™d get!! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿถโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ . . . . #petsofinstagram #petoftheday #dogsofig #dogoftheday #greatdanes #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanesunleashed #greatdanesunlimited #greatdanesofig #greatdanesrock #greatdanesareawesome #greatdanesphotography #greatdaneproblems #worldofcutepets #worldstallestdog #bigdog #guinnessworldrecord #dogsofinstaworld #greatdane #greatdanemoments #greatdanelove #greatdanenation #greatdanelovers #repostmydane #ilovemydog #danestagram #danesofig #greatdanefans #danenation

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As you could imagine, whenever Claire takes him on walks, people can’t help but be amazed. For those who aren’t afraid, they often ask to pet the massive pup. It’s not every day that people get a chance to see such a large dog taking a walk. Some might even mistake him for a small horse.

From his world record, Freddy has become a doggie celebrity!

With the stardom of Freddy, his mom made him various social media accounts so people can keep up. Feel free to check his day to day activities!

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Herrrooooo everyone!!!! Iโ€™ve been isolating and social distancing with my sister Fleur and mummy! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Hope your all keeping safe during the lockdown!….. sending lots of love and slobbers to you all ๐Ÿพโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿพโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿพ Iโ€™m wearing my special rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ collar that mummy made me as a tribute to all our hardworking NHS and key workers here in the uk ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lots of big slobbers and kisses to you all Freddy ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ #petsofinstagram #petoftheday #dogsofig #dogoftheday #greatdanes #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanesunleashed #greatdanesunlimited #greatdanesofig #greatdanesrock #greatdanesareawesome #greatdanesphotography #greatdaneproblems #worldofcutepets #worldstallestdog #bigdog #guinnessworldrecord #dogsofinstaworld #greatdane #greatdanemoments #greatdanelove #greatdanenation #greatdanelovers #repostmydane #ilovemydog #danestagram #danesofig #greatdanefans #danenation

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