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ESSEX, England – Freddy, a 7-foot-tall Great Dane in England, has been revealed as the new Guinness World Record holder for the world’s tallest dog.

Guinness World Record officials identified Freddy, who is 7 feet 6 inches tall when standing on his hind legs, as the world’s tallest last month.

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His owner, Claire Stoneman, announced the news of the record to the public in a blog post on Dec. 19.

Stoneman says she spends about $123 a week feeding Freddy a diet consisting of whole roast chickens and peanut butter on toast.

“I had no experience with Danes and how big they should be and no expectations,” she adds.

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Despite the immense cost to keeping the massive dog fed, Stoneman told the BBC she is “utterly devoted” to Freddy, who also draws quite a bit of attention while out in public.

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“If we go out in the daytime we get interrupted every five seconds,” she said. “Cars brake and stop to look at him.”