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Fred Basset turns 12!

Fred Basset, the greyhound that toured around Australia with comedians Hamish Blake and Andy Lee almost a decade ago, turned 12 this week.

The greyhound dubbed ‘The People’s Dog’ drew record crowds to the racetrack and raised more than $13,000 for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital in one of the greatest promotions Australian greyhound racing has ever known.

Despite a few grey whiskers, Fred remains a picture of health, and he celebrated his milestone with a cake made of raw beef mince, topped with a gravy icing, diced bacon sprinkles and liver treat candles.

Watch the video below to see what Fred is up to in retirement…

Click HERE for the entire ‘Every Greyhound Has a Story’ video series.