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Meet Freddy…7ft tall and still growing!

27 Feb

Relaxing imperiously on the sofa, Freddy the Great Dane leaves no room to doubt who is top dog in Claire Stoneman’s home.

For at 7ft 4in standing on his hind legs, he is thought to be Britain’s tallest dog – and he hasn’t finished growing yet.

At 18 months old, he measures 41 inches from his paws to his withers (the ridge between the shoulder blades) and only needs to grow a few more inches to lay claim to the title of the world’s tallest dog. 

Freddy, a Great Dane who lives with owner Claire Stoneman in Southend-On-Sea, is Britain's biggest dog

Freddy, a Great Dane who lives with owner Claire Stoneman in Southend-On-Sea, is Britain’s biggest dog

Standing at 41in from foot to shoulder-blade, Freddy is just three inches short of the world record

Standing at 41in from foot to shoulder-blade, Freddy is just three inches short of the world record

Freddy demolished 14 sofas when he was younger
Miss Stoneman, 38, takes Freddy for walks in the dark so as not to scare other dogs

The current world record holder is Zeus, another Great Dane who lives in Michigan in the US

The Guinness World Record is currently held by Zeus, a four-year-old Great Dane from Michigan, US, who is 44 inches tall – the size of a donkey. As for Freddy, he now weighs 11st 2lb and costs £75 a week to feed on standard dog food.

 He is also partial to the occasional whole roast chicken or some peanut butter on toast as a treat.

Unfortunately, as a puppy he also had a taste for sofas – and demolished 14 before realizing quite how comfortable they are.

IN order to fuel his huge bulk, Freddy eats his way through £75 worth of regular dog food per week

IN order to fuel his huge bulk, Freddy eats his way through £75 worth of regular dog food per week

At 18-months-old Freddy can still be quite boisterous
Miss Stoneman herself in only 5ft 4in tall

On his hind legs Freddy measures 7ft 4in, towering over Miss Stoneman, who measures just 5ft 4in

While younger Freddy demolished 14 sofas before realising they were better to sit on than to eat

Miss Stoneman, 38, from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, said: ‘I’d come home and find a sea of foam across the floor. But he’s my baby and I can’t imagine life without him.’

She even gets up in the small hours for his daily 40-minute walk – so they won’t meet other dogs who might be intimidated by him.

‘If he wants to run after a dog I wouldn’t be able to stop him,’ said Miss Stoneman, who is 5ft 4in tall.

Despite his boisterous nature, Miss Stoneman says she cannot imagine life without Freddy
Britain's biggest dog, Freddy cuddles up with owner Claire Stoneman

Despite his boisterous nature, Miss Stoneman says she cannot imagine life without Fredd

Miss Stoneman even gets up in the small hours for Freddy's daily 40-minute walk ¿ so they won't meet other dogs who might be intimidated by him

Miss Stoneman even gets up in the small hours for Freddy’s daily 40-minute walk so they won’t meet other dogs who might be intimidated by him

 (Via: Daily Mail)

Gingiber: Paper Goods & Homewares

3 Feb

Gingiber is an illustrative paper goods & homewares store based in the Midwest. Filled with prints, pillows, & tote bags that are sweet enough for children but smart enough for adults, Gingiber tries to find the perfect balance of artfulness & playfulness in each illustration. Gingiber is the work of illustrator Stacie Bloomfield. A childhood doodler turned full-time illustrator, Stacie is living her dream of being a working artist.

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Stacie founded Gingiber in 2009 when she couldn’t find the perfect art to hang in her baby girl’s nursery. Soon, Stacie began creating art prints, handmade pillows, & tea towels that drew inspiration from heirloom quilt patterns, beloved animals, & carefully curated color palettes. Gingiber’s diverse line of products have been featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Artful Blogging Magazine, Design Sponge, & Better Homes and Gardens Online. Gingiber is proud to present the 52 Weeks of Dogs project. Each Friday Gingiber has released a brand new dog illustration. $1.00 of every Etsy sale from the 52 Weeks of Dogs Project will be donated to the Humane Society, check out some of the creations below…

Great Dane Illustration  - FREE US SHIPPING

Great Dane Illustration

Greyhound Illustration - FREE US SHIPPING

Greyhound Illustration

English Bull Terrier Illustration - FREE US SHIPPING

English Bull Terrier Illustration

Schnauzer Illustration  - FREE US SHIPPING

Schnauzer Illustration

Boston Terrier Illustration - FREE US SHIPPING

Boston Terrier Illustration

English Bulldog Illustration - FREE US SHIPPING

English Bulldog Illustration

Jack Russell Terrier Illustration  - FREE US SHIPPING

Jack Russell Terrier Illustration

Tea Towel Bundle, 3 Dog Tea Towels, Printed with Eco Friendly Inks

Scotty Dog Tea Towel, Printed with Eco Friendly Inks

Tea Towels

Handmade Dog Pillows, Stuffed Animal, Baby Toys, Dog Pillow

Handmade Dog Pillows

 

Throwback Thursday

19 Dec

Today we feature our last Throwback Thursday of the year with a great selection of vintage photos.  Photos are from the C W Pietoro collection…

1890s Lady and Russian Terrier photo 1895Portrait2.jpg

1890s Lady and Russian Terrier

Mrs. Cushman K. Davis and her Russian terrier ‘Bebee’. This dog looks similar to a rare modern breed called the Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka.

1906 Dog Show Headline photo 1906Various.jpg

1906 Dog Show Headline

Roseneath Terriers (Westies), Papillons, Saint Bernards, Bull Terriers, Rough Collies, and Bulldog. From the Library of Congress.

British Military Dogs and Their Trainer, World War I photo 1920WarDogs.jpg

British Military Dogs and Their Trainer, World War I

‘Mrs. Richardson and some of her pupils’. Airedales and Collies were among the most popular breeds used in the British army during WWI. From the book ‘British War Dogs (1920)’

Mascots of the 'U.S.S. Oklahoma', World War I photo 1919_USS_OKLAHOMA_DOGS.jpg

Mascots of the ‘U.S.S. Oklahoma’, World War I

From the 1920 book ‘British War Dogs’, which details the various roles that dogs had during WWI.

1909 Dog Show Article photo 1909Various.jpg

1909 Dog Show Article

from the Library of Congress.

1926 Airedales photo 1926_Airedales_MariaSchell_Actress.jpg

1926 Airedales

Maria Schell and her Airedales

1953 Basenji photo 1953_Basenji_CH_JAMYOFLITTLEBREACH.jpg

1953 Basenji

CH ‘Jamy of Littlebreach’

1880(ish) Boston Terrier photo 1880s_Boston_MrsJPKnapp.jpg

1880(ish) Boston Terrier

Mrs. Joseph Palmer Knapp and her dog. From the Library of Congress

1899 Borzoi photo 1899_Borzoi-2.jpg

1899 Borzoi

‘Michael’

1938 Brussels Griffon photo 1938_Griffon_BANCHORYDANDY.jpg

1938 Brussels Griffon

‘Banchory Dandy’

1901 Bulldog photo 1901_Bulldog_Hawkie.jpg

1901 Bulldog

‘Hawkie’

1961 Chinese Crested & Gypsy Rose Lee photo 1961_ChineseCrested_GypsyRoseLee.jpg

1961 Chinese Crested & Gypsy Rose Lee

1916 Doberman photo 1916_DobermanPinscher2.jpg

1916 Doberman

‘Imp. Weddo von Eichthal’. From the magazine ‘Country Life in America’.

1899 Mastiff photo 1899_Mastiff_Blondin.jpg

1899 Mastiff

‘Blondin’. From ‘The Country Life Illustrated’.

1902 French Bulldog photo 1902_KING_EDWARD_VII_FrBulldog.jpg

1902 French Bulldog

King Edward VII and his French Bulldog.

1920 German Shepherd photo 1920gsd.jpg

1920 German Shepherd

‘Falko von Isarwinkel’. From the 1920s magazine, ‘Dogdom’

1899 Great Dane photo 1899_GreatDane.jpg

1899 Great Dane

‘Count Hydras’

1902 Maltese and Lady photo 1902Maltese.jpg

1902 Maltese and Lady

Mrs. Stallibrass and ‘Queen Stallie’

1900(ish) Pekingese photo 1900_Pekingese.jpg

1900(ish) Pekingese

1897 Pugs photo 1897_Pugs_MrsHAndrews.jpg

1897 Pugs

The owner of Swarland Hall and some of her her Pugs.

1898 Saint Bernard photo 1898_SaintBernard_Florentius.jpg

1898 Saint Bernard

‘Florentius’

1898 Skye Terrier photo 1898_SkyeTerrier_Haha.jpg

1898 Skye Terrier

‘Wolverley Ha!Ha!’

1936 Westies photo 1936_Westies_MrsPacey_Wolvey.jpg

1936 Westies

Mrs Pacey and her Wolvey Westies

1898 Skye Terrier

‘Wolverley a!Ha!’

1906 Mexican Hairless Dogs photo 1906_MexicanHairless.jpg

1906 Mexican Hairless Dogs (Xoloitzcuintle)

Sighthounds, 1881

Italian Greyhound, Persian Greyhound (Saluki), English Greyhound, Siberian Wolfhound (Borzoi), and Deerhound.

- See more at: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Pietoro/media/Dog%20Breed%20Historical%20Pictures/1881Sighthounds.jpg.html?sort=9&o=0#sthash.SwT1OxCL.dpuf

Sighthounds, 1881

Italian Greyhound, Persian Greyhound (Saluki), English Greyhound, Siberian Wolfhound (Borzoi), and Deerhound.

- See more at: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Pietoro/media/Dog%20Breed%20Historical%20Pictures/1881Sighthounds.jpg.html?sort=9&o=0#sthash.SwT1OxCL.dpuf

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