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  • COMM: Meet Freddy, the Great Dane, who at

  • over seven foot is believed to be Britain's biggest dog. Owner Claire Stoneman from Southend-on-sea,

  • acquired Freddy as a new born pup, along with sister Fleur.

  • COMM: The runt of the litter, Freddy wasn't

  • always top dog, but soon went through a growth spurt.

  • CLAIRE: He just started growing and growing

  • and growing, doing like an inch a month.

  • 00:26 COMM: Each week the thirty eight-year-old

  • taxi driver spends a small fortune on Freddy's food.

  • 00:32 COMM: But on Freddy alone a probably spend

  • a good eighty, ninety pounds a week on the food, he has 8 large cans of Butchers, 12lbs

  • of tripe a week, 12lbs of minced chicken a week, four roast chickens as well so, he eats

  • a lot.

  • COMM: And living with eighteen month of Freddy

  • presents many challenges. From drink from the kitchen tap, to going through 14 sofas,

  • Freddy and his sister Fleur have taken over the house.

  • COMM: And when they're out of the house, even

  • going for a walk can be difficult.

  • COMM: But despite the madness each day brings,

  • Claire wouldn't change it for the world.

  • COMM: I love spending time with them, they're

  • my life, they're my babies, they're my number one priority so everything I do revolves around

  • the dogs. I haven't got any children, they are my fur-babies so I spoil them in the way

  • that somebody would spoil children.

  • COMM: Standing on his hind legs Claire measured

  • Freddy as seven foot four inches. At only eighteen months old, he could become even

  • bigger, and surpass current Guinness world record holder Zeus, who is also seven foot

  • four inches.

  • COMM: If he became the world's biggest dog

  • it would be great, I mean it would be totally amazing, and obviously I'd expect to considering

  • how he started off his life being so small.

  • COMM: But while Claire is proud of Freddy's

  • size, she says her ultimate consideration is the dog's welfare.

  • CLAIRE: All I want for my dogs is that they're

  • healthy and they're well so as long as he's healthy that's the main thing for me.

COMM: Meet Freddy, the Great Dane, who at

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Britain's Biggest Dog

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