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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 cute dogs 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 that 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.

Great Dane dog breed shares a fascinating history. First boarhounds of this size were documented in ancient Greece frescoes dating back to 13th -14th centuries BC and were subsequently very popular hunting dogs throughout Europe. Centuries later, these dogs were imported to England, where the first real Great Danes, then called simply English Dogs, started to emerge, but really took the name only in the 19th century, when the breed found its way back to Germany. And though this big dog breed was mostly used for hunting and protection, now it is widely known as the most affectionate, sweet and

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

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Louis Made A New Friend

Louis Made A New Friend

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    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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    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
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Settling In For Nap Time

    Settling In For Nap Time

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    I Have The Real Scooby Doo

    I Have The Real Scooby Doo

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    Dian Ella Lillie
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    Just Having A Small Talk About This And That

    Just Having A Small Talk About This And That

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

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

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    This Is Why I Love Great Danes

    This Is Why I Love Great Danes

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    Dian Ella Lillie
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    Have You Seen My Ball?

    Have You Seen My Ball?

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    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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    This Dog Is Turning Into A Pancake

    This Dog Is Turning Into A Pancake

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    Dian Ella Lillie
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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    The Noble Great Dane

    The Noble Great Dane

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    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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    Cutest Great Dane Mom And Puppy Picture Ever

    Cutest Great Dane Mom And Puppy Picture Ever

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    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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    Great Dane Jumping On The Trampoline

    Great Dane Jumping On The Trampoline

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    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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    Bigboye Decided This Couch Belongs To Him

    Bigboye Decided This Couch Belongs To Him

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    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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    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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