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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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!