Freddy, a Great Dane, is the biggest dog in the world

He hovers at over 7-feet-tall when he stands on his hind legs. Despite his size, Freddy isn't so menacing at all -- he's actually a sweetheart.

In December, the Great Dane from England was named the tallest dog in the world by the Guinness World Records. Previously, a Great Dane from Michigan held the honor, only to pass away in 2011.

Just check out this picture for comparison. Freddy was only 16 months old when this was taken.

The 4-year-old gray and white pooch wasn't expected to be so big.

"I got him a couple of weeks earlier than I should have done because he wasn't feeling off mum, so he was pretty poorly. He was half the size of Fleur when he was tiny so I had no idea he was going to be this big at all," his owner Claire Stoneman said to IBT.

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Hello furiends!!! ❤️ I'm really enjoying the lovely sunshine toDane! 😄☀️☀️ I hope it's just as lovely wherever you are too! 💕 Have a pawsome Dane everyone!.... love Freddy 🐶🐾🐾💝 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
ToDane me and Fleur are sunbathing!! ☀️️☀️️☀️️.... and I'm doing my #tongueouttuesdane We have got our special beds out and got a nice chair for mummy in between us!..... it really is a dogs life here for us 😆🐶🐶.... hope you all have a fantabulous day! Love and slobbers Freddy 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
Mummy bought a new chair over the weekend!.... she said it was her chair 😂😂... silly mummy! She must know by now that I naturally assume any new furniture is for me! 😆BOL..... and a very comfy chair it is too! ❤️☺️🐶..... Hope you've all had a pawsome weekend 🐾🐾 Happy MonDane!! Love Freddy 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
Happy FriDane everyone!!! ❤️️💕❤️️ Even though I've got my special blankey on I'm still able to open drawers and get my treats!....., I'm such a clever boy! 😄🐶❤️ Hope you all have a Danetastic day! Lots of love and slobbers Freddy 😘😘😘🐾🐾 . . . #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
Hello everyone! I'm having a mad MonDane 😥🐶. Jumping all over the furniture! Mummy said I'm silly because I'm tall enough already without jumping on a sofa! But I get a better view up here 💕❤️ . . . #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
Hmmmmmmm I'm very puzzled!...... I'm sure this sofa was pink the last time I sat on it! 😂🐶...... think my mummy's been swapping sofas round again 🙈💝💝 hope your all having a great day toDane xxxxx 💜❤️💜 . . . #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#biglazydanes
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But he kept growing. And growing. And growing.

If Freddy isn't eating Stoneman's couch or whole roast chickens, he resorts to $125 dollar a week meal provided by Stoneman.

Fleur is Stoneman's other Great Dane, who doesn't nearly match up to Freddy's stature. Known as the "Apollo of Dogs", the breed is the 14th most popular, according to the American Kennel Club.

What an adorable pup!

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