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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

Jokes on you guys thats a real sized basketball!

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#11 Pippin, A Helpless Baby Fawn Was Abandoned By Her Mother. Great Dane Kate Adopted Pippin Immediately And They Have Been Best Friends Ever Since

Pippin, A Helpless Baby Fawn Was Abandoned By Her Mother. Great Dane Kate Adopted Pippin Immediately And They Have Been Best Friends Ever Since

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

Interspecies friendships are so adorable!

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#12 This Dog Is Turning Into A Pancake

This Dog Is Turning Into A Pancake

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 month ago

That's what happens when you leave things out in the mid-day sun on a black surface!

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#13 14-Week-Old Great Dane Pup

14-Week-Old Great Dane Pup

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Roald Andresen 1 month ago

I bet his limbs are all over the place when he runs.

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#14 The Noble Great Dane

The Noble Great Dane

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Pamela24 1 month ago

Am I the only one who sees Tom Hanks in the Noble Great Dane? :)

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#15 My Great Dane Puppy Makes This Face Every Time I Take Carrots Out Of The Fridge

My Great Dane Puppy Makes This Face Every Time I Take Carrots Out Of The Fridge

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Hans 1 month ago

Obviously, someone likes munching carrots.

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#16 Cutest Great Dane Mom And Puppy Picture Ever

Cutest Great Dane Mom And Puppy Picture Ever

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

She is still watching you though.....

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#17 Son Talked Us Into Going To The Animal Shelter Saying He Wanted A Small Dog. Worth It For That Smile

Son Talked Us Into Going To The Animal Shelter Saying He Wanted A Small Dog. Worth It For That Smile

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 month ago

If that's a small one, how big were the big ones?!

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#18 She Firmly Believes She's A Lap Dog

She Firmly Believes She's A Lap Dog

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#19 My Dane Loves Listening To My Nan's Stories

My Dane Loves Listening To My Nan's Stories

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

Them slippers....<3

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#20 Great Dane Jumping On The Trampoline

Great Dane Jumping On The Trampoline

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Mother Mary Helen 1 month ago

I could watch this all day

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#21 The Paw Of My 4-Month-Old Great Dane

The Paw Of My 4-Month-Old Great Dane

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birdhouse 1 month ago

GOOD LORD!

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#22 My Sister Caught Her New Great Dane Puppy Sleeping Like This

My Sister Caught Her New Great Dane Puppy Sleeping Like This

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Lotte 1 month ago

Don't mind me im just chilling

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#23 Bigboye Decided This Couch Belongs To Him

Bigboye Decided This Couch Belongs To Him

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Hans 1 month ago

Well, that's settled.

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#24 My 6-Months-Old Great Dane (Now 90 Lbs) Is Still BFFs With My Cat

My 6-Months-Old Great Dane (Now 90 Lbs) Is Still BFFs With My Cat

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

The cat's vote is still out....

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#25 The Reaction I Get When I Tell Him To Get Off The Chair

The Reaction I Get When I Tell Him To Get Off The Chair

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

He just needs a pipe...

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#26 Comfortable Seat

Comfortable Seat

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

uh oh.....isn't that dominance......

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#27 My Friend Has A Massive Great Dane And An 8-Year-Old Daughter

My Friend Has A Massive Great Dane And An 8-Year-Old Daughter

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Max L. 1 month ago

when you see it

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#28 My Great Dane And His Favorite Watering Hole. I Have To Lock Him Out Of The Bathroom Whenever I Plan On Using The Sink, Or He Will Push Me Out Of The Way

My Great Dane And His Favorite Watering Hole. I Have To Lock Him Out Of The Bathroom Whenever I Plan On Using The Sink, Or He Will Push Me Out Of The Way

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Hans 1 month ago

The dog in the background: "I don't understand, either."

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#29 My Dog’s Ear Looks Like His Own Face

My Dog’s Ear Looks Like His Own Face

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Marta Puig 1 month ago

it's true.

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#30 My Friend's Great Dane Thinks She Is A Human

My Friend's Great Dane Thinks She Is A Human

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Aaron Kara 1 month ago

Karen, I've been waiting for you...

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#31 8-Week-Old Great Dane. Those Paws

8-Week-Old Great Dane. Those Paws

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 month ago

I think that there's duck in the pedigree...

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#32 She Thinks She's A Human

She Thinks She's A Human

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Aaron Kara 1 month ago

That's not a dog, that's a small tyrannosaurus--rex

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#33 This Is What Happens When My Great Dane Gets Ignored

This Is What Happens When My Great Dane Gets Ignored

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Wings 1 month ago

I am your king. You shall not go on ignoring my existence for more than 27.4 seconds. Oh look Paul, you've done it again. You know what that means..... YOU SHALL DROWN IN MY SLOBBER

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#34 Thought I'd Share Some Tongue Photos. Because Why Not?

Thought I'd Share Some Tongue Photos. Because Why Not?

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 month ago

I'm not sure whether to be impressed or revolted. Or both!

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#35 My Friends Make Great Dane Being A Good Substitute Dad To These Abandoned Kittens. Well Done, Pongo

My Friends Make Great Dane Being A Good Substitute Dad To These Abandoned Kittens. Well Done, Pongo

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

Well done, Pongo! Though he appears confused with his new tiny children

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#36 My Grandpa Made Quick Friends With Our Great Dane

My Grandpa Made Quick Friends With Our Great Dane

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Dian Ella Lillie 1 month ago

...after the first meeting, which didn't go quite as well...

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#37 Great Dane On A Train

Great Dane On A Train

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My O My 1 month ago

Why do they always sit everywhere?

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#38 A Dane With Doggles

A Dane With Doggles

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Wings 1 month ago

Hide your ladies, good boye is coming to town

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#39 The Perks Of Owning A Great Dane

The Perks Of Owning A Great Dane

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Hans 1 month ago

Free heating and cuddles!

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#40 Extremely Rare Great Dane With A Human Body

Extremely Rare Great Dane With A Human Body

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Wings 1 month ago

What you lookin at, mate!? I hate social prejudices!!! *angry screm*

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#41 Never Too Big For A Car Ride

Never Too Big For A Car Ride

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Moo Moo Futch 1 month ago

The lead makes it look like he is wearing a tie and off to the office.

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#42 Our Two Great Danes Used To Sleep Like This

Our Two Great Danes Used To Sleep Like This

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Lotte 1 month ago

Because screw gravity

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#43 Blue Great Dane Puppy Sitting On Labrador's Head

Blue Great Dane Puppy Sitting On Labrador's Head

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 month ago

Labs can tolerate an awful lot....

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#44 My Dane Fell Asleep While Changing Spots

My Dane Fell Asleep While Changing Spots

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Wanda Queen 1 month ago

OMG My lab does this too. It's like it's so much work she has to do it in stages.

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#45 Melting Dane

Melting Dane

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Danish Dynomummy 1 month ago

<--- Freezing Dane here!!

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#46 My Great Dane Thinks He's A Parrot

My Great Dane Thinks He's A Parrot

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Hans 1 month ago

Your great dane thinks that you need a bigger car!

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#47 Our Dog Is Too Big To Lay In "Her" Chair So She Sits Like This

Our Dog Is Too Big To Lay In "Her" Chair So She Sits Like This

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diane a 1 month ago

I think she out grew the chair - ready for her own sofa

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#48 Rest After Playing And Running Hard

Rest After Playing And Running Hard

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desert29rat 1 month ago (edited)

He's huge! No need to worry about muggers.

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#49 That One Time My Dane Tried To Convince Me She Was On Cloud Island And Didn't Destroy Her Bed

That One Time My Dane Tried To Convince Me She Was On Cloud Island And Didn't Destroy Her Bed

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Marta Puig 1 month ago

rather convincing <3

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#50 2-Year-Old Marv And 7-Year-Old Casen

2-Year-Old Marv And 7-Year-Old Casen

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Roald Andresen 1 month ago

Scary place for a power outlet.

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#51 This Is Howard. He’s 1-Year-Old And 180 Lbs

This Is Howard. He’s 1-Year-Old And 180 Lbs

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Max L. 1 month ago

size reference ? looks more a target engaged to me !

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#52 My Great Dane Loves Piggy Back Rides

My Great Dane Loves Piggy Back Rides

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Anne 1 month ago

still a pupper, I think... You better start working out with heavy weights so you can keep doing this :)

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#53 Dane With His Head Out Of The Sunroof

Dane With His Head Out Of The Sunroof

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Lina S. 1 month ago

Scooby-Dooooooo

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#54 My 7-Year-Old Great Dane Reluctantly Sharing Her Favorite Spot With The New Puppy

My 7-Year-Old Great Dane Reluctantly Sharing Her Favorite Spot With The New Puppy

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Kathy Baylis 1 month ago

New little babies alway pick a favorite older baby to glom onto, whether the older baby likes it or not.

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#55 Melty Snoot

Melty Snoot

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Karen Dyer 1 month ago

I think you just struck oil.

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#56 Yeah, That Happened

Yeah, That Happened

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Mother Mary Helen 1 month ago

the derp is strong with this one

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#57 When My Great Dane Was Younger, I Taught Him To Piggy Back Ride

When My Great Dane Was Younger, I Taught Him To Piggy Back Ride

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Nadja Lambacher 1 month ago

"Then I regretted it as time passed"

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