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!