When you think about Great Danes, you might think of the most famous one ever, Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo is probably one of the most famous dogs in the entire world and has existed since 1969 with new adaptations constantly being made. Did you know that he belongs to one of the tallest dog breeds though?

Great Danes can reach heights of up to 32 inches at the shoulder. The American Kennel Club describes Danes as very sweet in nature, but that doesn’t mean they’re not great guardians. They are massive which helps physically intimidate any would be intruders before they even get to the door. If you have children, Danes are very patient and love to make friends.

If you’re really tall, you may feel a little shorter knowing that a Great Dane holds the world record for the tallest dog. Measuring in at 7 feet and 6 inches when standing on his hind legs, Freddy the Great Dane officially holds the world record. You can follow him on Facebook and Instagram as well as his own website. He lives in the United Kingdom and was awarded the official record on September 13, 2016. Also, the dog who had the record before him was another Great Dane named Zeus.