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!

#1

Louis Made A New Friend

Louis Made A New Friend

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Hans
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Hans
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2 years ago

That is quite adorable actually.

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#4

Settling In For Nap Time

Settling In For Nap Time

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Hans
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2 years 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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Lara L.
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2 years ago

Graceful as a queen

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#6

I Have The Real Scooby Doo

I Have The Real Scooby Doo

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Hans
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2 years ago

Congrats, Shaggy!

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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
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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Hans
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2 years ago

Like the elephant and the mouse...

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#10

Have You Seen My Ball?

Have You Seen My Ball?

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Hans
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2 years ago

Alas, no.

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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
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2 years 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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finelaffen
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2 years ago

Quick, get him to shadow before he melts fully!

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#13

14-Week-Old Great Dane Pup

14-Week-Old Great Dane Pup

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Brigitta Swart
Community Member
2 years ago

What is that even?

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#14

The Noble Great Dane

The Noble Great Dane

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Pamela24
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2 years 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
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the dog feels small right now, and that is what counts!

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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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Danish Dynomummy
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2 years ago

She is

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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
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2 years 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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Jaguarundi
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2 years ago

"Hey kids! It's time to terrorize the neighbors!"

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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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diane a
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2 years ago

Going to be huge when it grows up

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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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Char Char
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2 years ago

Not sure what to do with those limbs.

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#23

Bigboye Decided This Couch Belongs To Him

Bigboye Decided This Couch Belongs To Him

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Hans
Community Member
2 years 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
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2 years 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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Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

I love the placement of the arm

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