When you welcome a smol awoo into your home and heart, you don’t want to think about the day when it grows up and loses its puppy fat. But the day comes when your pupper grows into a dog. And keeps growing. And growing. And doesn’t stop. You check the Canine Instruction Manual that came with your pet and you finally realize—aha! You forgot it’s one of those giant dog breeds that make you think Clifford, the Big Red Dog might be real.

Bored Panda has collected photos of the biggest, most playful, floofiest, and young-at-heart dogs that you’d want to hug all day long and get lost in their fur, so scroll on down and give the bestest boys and girls a boop on the nose with an upvote. Is your soul yearning for some more giant dogs who don’t understand how big they are? Check out our previous big doggo posts about canines who forgot their size here, here, and here.

However, just because a dog is big, it doesn’t mean that it has to be obese (aka a chonky chonk). All jokes aside, if you want your family pet to live a long and happy life, it’s vital that you help it stay lean and avoid entering the ‘overweight zone’ which requires extra effort on your part. Bored Panda spoke about canine fitness and doggo diets with the UK’s leading vet charity, the PDSA. Read on for our full interview with them if you want to learn how to help your dog live a quality life.

#1

This Is Ben. He Has A Beard. And He Is Human-Sized. We Get Fun Looks In Traffic

This Is Ben. He Has A Beard. And He Is Human-Sized. We Get Fun Looks In Traffic

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Brett
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6 months ago

This is Chewbacca. He Has A Beard. And He Is Human-Sized. We Get Fun Looks In Traffic

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He May Look Like A Bear But He Identifies As A Lap Dog

He May Look Like A Bear But He Identifies As A Lap Dog

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ML
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6 months ago

Everyone loves cuddling

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#3

Bonner, Newfoundland, Can Often Be Spotted In Our Rehabiliation Unit Encouraging Patients

Bonner, Newfoundland, Can Often Be Spotted In Our Rehabiliation Unit Encouraging Patients

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Jenny Rosbach
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6 months ago

Oh my, that sweet face!

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The PDSA explained to Bored Panda that a dog’s food is “an essential part” of their fitness. So you can’t just focus only on getting lots of movement—you need to give dieting and nutrition some proper attention, too! Similarly, you can’t get just the diet right while ignoring the importance of exercise.

“Making sure they are fed on a complete diet which keeps them at their ideal weight is important to keep them fit and healthy. As a general rule, we tend to give our pets too much food which can lead to obesity and reduced activity levels,” a representative of the PDSA told Bored Panda.

#4

Here's Another One Of Our Rescues, Yuki

Here's Another One Of Our Rescues, Yuki

A bad dog owner dumped this wolfdog at a kill shelter when he got too big and too much to handle. Luckily a sanctuary took him, instead and saved his life! His DNA testing came back as 87.5 % Gray Wolf, 8.6 % Siberian Husky, and 3.9 % German Shepherd.

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Brett
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Who’s a good boy who’s a good boy?? Hey now now give me back my arm that you ripped off it’s not a toy! (It’s a joke s/he must be a good doggo)

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#5

Big Dogs Can Be Scared At The Vet Too

Big Dogs Can Be Scared At The Vet Too

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Damon Gates
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6 months ago

"I'm scared....hold me, Daddy!

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#6

Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog

Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog

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Cori
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6 months ago

That dog is absolutely stunning!

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It’s better to err on the side of too little food than too much when we’re living in a society of overabundance, then. What’s more, you should do a bit of personal research to learn what the ideal weight for your dog breed is for its age. If in need, talk to a professional to get their take on what’s what.

Getting serious about health means putting in the time and energy to make your dog’s life better. And that means treating your pet’s health like you would your own if you’re all about fitness. So get your kitchen scales out!

“The best way to monitor your dog’s food intake is to weigh both them and their food. You can discuss your dog’s weight with your vet and check their body condition at home. Once you have a starting point and know what their target weight should be, start weighing and monitoring their food and treats to see how much they’re getting,” the PDSA said.

#7

My 85 Lb Dog Is Scared Of My Sister's 1,5 Lb Foster Kitten

My 85 Lb Dog Is Scared Of My Sister's 1,5 Lb Foster Kitten

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ML
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6 months ago

Who wouldn't be scared. Look at that cute little fuzzball.

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#8

This Big Boy With His Pooh

This Big Boy With His Pooh

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Capelli rosa e patate
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6 months ago

OH MY LORD IF THAT DIDNT JUST MAKE MY DAY 😭❤️❤️

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#9

This Christmas Tree Farm Has Newfies That Will Cart Your Tree To Your Car For You

This Christmas Tree Farm Has Newfies That Will Cart Your Tree To Your Car For You

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Newfoundlands are beautiful!

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“You might want to try weighing out their portions at the start of the week to make it easy to keep track of what’s being fed. Reweigh your dog after a few weeks and see if they’ve gained, lost, or maintained their weight, then adjust their amount of food to fit your goal.”

Just remember—you’ve got to take into account any leftovers of extras that you might be giving your dog. So no munching on cheeky treats in secret!

#10

Our Daughter Who Is Now 3 And One Of Our Saint Bernards Who Is Now 9

Our Daughter Who Is Now 3 And One Of Our Saint Bernards Who Is Now 9

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Milan Culik
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6 months ago

what does his keg contain? :)

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#11

Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow

Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

BIg house cow: "Who goes there?"

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#12

Bruce Wayne Is A Big Snuggly Cane Corso

Bruce Wayne Is A Big Snuggly Cane Corso

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Ekate
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6 months ago

His poor ears!!?!

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#13

There Was A Giant Traffic Jam In The Walkways At The Expo. I Finally Found Out What Was Slowing Everyone Down. This Giant Bear Dog Was Getting Pets By Thousands Of People

There Was A Giant Traffic Jam In The Walkways At The Expo. I Finally Found Out What Was Slowing Everyone Down. This Giant Bear Dog Was Getting Pets By Thousands Of People

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
6 months ago

That smile says it all: someone here is in doggie heaven!

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#14

Tiny Kitten Observes Big Dog Yawn

Tiny Kitten Observes Big Dog Yawn

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Natalia
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6 months ago

The kitten's head is smaller than the dog's nose 😂😂

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#15

Am I The Only One That Needs A Little Help Getting In The Car?

Am I The Only One That Needs A Little Help Getting In The Car?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

That is an absolute definition of a unit.

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#16

Our Neighbor Sent Me This Adorable Display Of Pure Joy Between Our Dogs. They Finally Got Him A Stool So He Could Greet His Big Friend Properly

Our Neighbor Sent Me This Adorable Display Of Pure Joy Between Our Dogs. They Finally Got Him A Stool So He Could Greet His Big Friend Properly

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Chelle R.
Community Member
6 months ago

Awe, get a room you two, lol!

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#17

Lapdog

Lapdog

He is such a gentle beast (a mix American wolfdog and malamute).

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Brett
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6 months ago

The guy in the photo is having ptsd from when he had to potty train it

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#18

Big Boy

Big Boy

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Stacy S.
Community Member
6 months ago

My fav

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#19

I Look Like Walrus? But I Am Dog. I Big Sof Floof. No Walrus. Bamboozled

I Look Like Walrus? But I Am Dog. I Big Sof Floof. No Walrus. Bamboozled

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ML
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd call him Fangs. Or her. Does not really matter. Lovely giant.

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#20

16 Months Apart

16 Months Apart

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JK Rowling
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6 months ago

Newfies are so big and fluffy!

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#21

I Swung By My Old Place To Help My Former Roommate With Some Things. The Neighbor's Dog Recognized Me And Gave The Perfect Greeting. Believe It Or Not, This Guy Is Still A Puppy

I Swung By My Old Place To Help My Former Roommate With Some Things. The Neighbor's Dog Recognized Me And Gave The Perfect Greeting. Believe It Or Not, This Guy Is Still A Puppy

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Adorable big pupper!

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#22

Monty The Big Friendly Giant

Monty The Big Friendly Giant

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Chelle R.
Community Member
6 months ago

Those paws though!

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#23

Seamus The Irish Wolfhound Is A Gentle Giant

Seamus The Irish Wolfhound Is A Gentle Giant

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

I once saw a not-very tall couple walking their Irish Wolfhound. Or should I say that he was walking them?

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#24

My 93 Lb German Shepherd Is Pretty Pleased With The Amount Of Inconvenience He's Causing

My 93 Lb German Shepherd Is Pretty Pleased With The Amount Of Inconvenience He's Causing

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Lydia Shen
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6 months ago

Welcome home mommy!

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#25

Lazy Giant

Lazy Giant

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ML
Community Member
6 months ago

Naughty too. Showing tongue to others 😊

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#26

Ridiculously Massive Doggo Spotted On The Underground

Ridiculously Massive Doggo Spotted On The Underground

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Katinka Min
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6 months ago

Such beautiful eyes. AND proper ears! Yay!!

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#27

Big Boi

Big Boi

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Brett
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6 months ago

Big doggo hugs ❤️

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#28

Meet Carl The 150 Pound Lion/Good Boy Hybrid

Meet Carl The 150 Pound Lion/Good Boy Hybrid

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ML
Community Member
6 months ago

I love people, who love dogs

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#29

One Year Old Today. 97 Pounds. 31 Inches Tall

One Year Old Today. 97 Pounds. 31 Inches Tall

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

That's a shaggy doggy bear.

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#30

“A Rottweiler? Well I Must Admit I Have Always Preferred Lap Dogs” Granny Before She Met Gus

“A Rottweiler? Well I Must Admit I Have Always Preferred Lap Dogs” Granny Before She Met Gus

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zims
Community Member
6 months ago

You don't decide if a dog is a lapdog, the dog decides.

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#31

Lincoln The Dane

Lincoln The Dane

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Lincoln is a great name for such a distinguished looking dog.

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#32

Meet Simba. He's A Leonberger

Meet Simba. He's A Leonberger

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Simba is a Leonbear.

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#33

This Heat Is Unbearable For Ralphie The Newf

This Heat Is Unbearable For Ralphie The Newf

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wandile dludlu
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6 months ago

Kinda looks like a bear this one

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#34

Koji, My Gentle Giant

Koji, My Gentle Giant

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Koji is stunning!

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#35

Saw A Gentle Giant At The Vets. She Was A Darling And Sat Down With Her Owner While They Waited

Saw A Gentle Giant At The Vets. She Was A Darling And Sat Down With Her Owner While They Waited

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Brett
Community Member
6 months ago

My heart just melted

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#36

In Person, Zammy's Bigger Than Life. Seriously. He Just Astonishes The Expecting Passers-By

In Person, Zammy's Bigger Than Life. Seriously. He Just Astonishes The Expecting Passers-By

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GirlFriday
Community Member
6 months ago

An Old English Sheep Dog! I had one growing up. He was the bestest boy!!!

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#37

This Puppy

This Puppy

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Brett
Community Member
6 months ago

I like the guy in the far lefts reaction

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#38

My Old Gym Teacher Beast Of A Dog. He’s 6’3ish”

My Old Gym Teacher Beast Of A Dog. He’s 6’3ish”

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ML
Community Member
6 months ago

Gentle giant

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#39

Warning: Bear Spotted In UK

Warning: Bear Spotted In UK

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

Chow time?

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#40

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6'2")

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

Dad is used to leading, but with this dance partner...

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#41

My Wonderful Teddybears

My Wonderful Teddybears

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Angharad Eatough
Community Member
6 months ago

big boyeeeeeeeeee!

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#42

Our Now 6 1/2 Month Puppy. The Vet Has Said He Is Not At All Over Weight Just Big Boned

Our Now 6 1/2 Month Puppy. The Vet Has Said He Is Not At All Over Weight Just Big Boned

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Jenny Rosbach
Community Member
6 months ago

I love to see the proud and loving looks from the parents of these dogs, adorable!

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#43

Majestic Malamute

Majestic Malamute

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Russell Ellwardt
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6 months ago

This looks photoshopped, doesn't it?

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#44

Just A Little Girl In A Big Dog World

Just A Little Girl In A Big Dog World

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

Impressive looking dog...I'm actually admiring the table.

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#45

A Dog Or A Pony?

A Dog Or A Pony?

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JessG
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6 months ago

Yes

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#46

Big Doggy

Big Doggy

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Raine Soo
Community Member
6 months ago

I love that it's just chilling out in the front seat.

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#47

Absolute Unit Parked Next To Me At A Gas Station

Absolute Unit Parked Next To Me At A Gas Station

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

Mastiffs are so nice dogs...

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#48

Meet Heisenberg. He Likes Hugs. I'm A 6'1" 300 Lbs Man. He's Almost As Big

Meet Heisenberg. He Likes Hugs. I'm A 6'1" 300 Lbs Man. He's Almost As Big

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JK Rowling
Community Member
6 months ago

I hope that other dog down there also got a hug, s/he looks like s/he really wants one.

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#49

Spanish Mastiff U N I T

Spanish Mastiff U N I T

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Lis A
Community Member
6 months ago

Is good boi

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#50

This Dog. The Photo Doesn’t Do Him Justice. He’s A Beast

This Dog. The Photo Doesn’t Do Him Justice. He’s A Beast

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Brett
Community Member
6 months ago

He could catch a shark!

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