The pooch, who lived in Essex, England, with his owner Claire Stoneman, measured 3 feet and 4 inches (103.5 cm) from foot to withers, or the highest spot on a dog’s back. When standing, he towered over people at a massive 7 feet and 5.5 inches tall (226 cm).
Height-wise, Freddy stood somewhere in between NBA greats LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal.
“He was not just the tallest dog but the dog with the most love and the biggest heart. A total soppy bugger who was hand-fed,” she added.
Freddy was once the runt of his litter and wasn’t even able to feed off his mom, according to Stoneman, who said she had adopted him weeks earlier than she should have.
“I still can barely believe that he was the runt of the litter. Freddy brought a smile to everyone’s face and will be missed by everyone at Guinness World Records. 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.”