When Freddy the Great Dane was born, he was the runt of the litter. He wasn’t successfully feeding from his mom, so his owner Claire Stoneman actually took him home early to care for him.
She also adopted Freddy’s sister, Fleur, and when they first came home, Freddy was only half the size of Fleur.
Both the puppies quickly started growing, and suddenly Freddy outgrew Fleur. Claire was surprised by how quickly Freddy was growing, but she assumed he would soon hit his adult height and stop growing.
Around 18 months, Fleur mostly stopped growing and Claire thought Freddy would stop too, but he didn’t. Freddy was growing almost one inch every week, and by the time he was 18 months old, he had not only outgrown Fleur, but had reached the same height as the world’s tallest dog, Zeus.