To call a 175-pound dog a 'lapdog' may seem counterintuitive, that is until you meet a Great Dane. Standing at least 30 inches from paw to shoulder, these cuddly canines are often referred to as "the world's largest lapdogs," as they often don't realize their own enormity. Yes, this breed is so large a since-deceased Great Dane by the name of Zeus holds the world record for the tallest dog, standing at 44 inches from paw to shoulder.

According to the American Kennel Club, Great Danes currently rank as the 24th most popular dog breed and once you see one it's easy to see why people love them. Bored Panda has rounded up a collection of adorable and hilarious pictures of these huggable, huge dogs that are sure to bring a smile to your face. Scroll down and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1 Louis Made A New Friend

Louis Made A New Friend

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Hans 2 weeks ago

"When you grow, you will also become big paws."

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#2 I Trained My Great Dane To Take Selfies With Me - If I'm Sitting And Extend My Arm With My Phone In Hand, She Plops Up Next To Me, Leans, And Gives The Camera This Look

I Trained My Great Dane To Take Selfies With Me - If I'm Sitting And Extend My Arm With My Phone In Hand, She Plops Up Next To Me, Leans, And Gives The Camera This Look

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Marta Puig 2 weeks ago

it's hilarious hahahahaha

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#3 Blind Great Dane Lily Has Her Own Seeing-Eye Dog Maddison Who Takes Her For Walks

Blind Great Dane Lily Has Her Own Seeing-Eye Dog Maddison Who Takes Her For Walks

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Ann Angell 2 weeks ago

If you read about this. the blind dane was returned to rescue because she began attacking the other dane. so a sad ending to her story.

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#4 Settling In For Nap Time

Settling In For Nap Time

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Hans 2 weeks ago

This picture is incredibly comforting and soothing.

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#5 My Graceful Great Dane Hendrix

My Graceful Great Dane Hendrix

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Hans 2 weeks ago

nom nom nom nom

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#6 I Have The Real Scooby Doo

I Have The Real Scooby Doo

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Dian Ella Lillie 2 weeks ago

I think that the title was supposed to be "I have a fawn Great Dane and a tin of shoe polish..."

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#7 Just Having A Small Talk About This And That

Just Having A Small Talk About This And That

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Kaisu Rei 2 weeks ago

That is one massive dog

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#8 Lunging With The Great Dane. Is It Exercise Or Playtime?

Lunging With The Great Dane. Is It Exercise Or Playtime?

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Monty Is Fiennes 2 weeks ago

This needs to be No.1....play bows are adorable, but this.....this is ULTRA!!!

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#9 This Is Why I Love Great Danes

This Is Why I Love Great Danes

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Dian Ella Lillie 2 weeks ago

A demonstration of the theorem that attitude is not always proportional to size...

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#10 Have You Seen My Ball?

Have You Seen My Ball?

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Julie McAleese 2 weeks ago

Jokes on you guys thats a real sized basketball!

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