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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#2

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
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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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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
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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? :)

Oathbraker
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6 months ago

Alcohol to warm you up. Probably cognac.

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Raine Soo
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6 months ago

Both are so adorable!

Jacob Stubbs
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2 months ago

too adorable

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Canadian in Cornwall
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6 months ago

aww, look at her little hand on his leg !! :)))

ML
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6 months ago

I noticed the girl's dog costume on the second look. Very cute

Marcellus the Third
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6 months ago

What girl? Just a large and a small dog here.

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NWB
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6 months ago

The way she is holding the doggo's leg! my heart!

Lord Mysticlaw
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6 months ago

Awww look at the little hand on that lovely fluffy leg ❤❤❤❤

Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

What a cute baby! I mean puppy.

The Harry Potter person
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6 months ago

Those faces!!

Chelle R.
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6 months ago

Cuties!

Kinslee Hager
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3 months ago

I have to boop the dog so bad

Zophra
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6 months ago

Who wore it better? I think it might be a tie.

Miles Morgan
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4 weeks ago

SOO precious

DAVID SHADLE
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1 month ago

they sre machting

Remi Herbert
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2 months ago

or big

Mine Semadan
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3 months ago

This is so cute 😍

STELLA SCARBERRY
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4 months ago

yeah?

Grace Wilkerson
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5 months ago

So cute I love it!!!

Mirielle LaVoe
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5 months ago

OMG that is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen!!! The way she's grabbing the dog's leg!!! Incredibly sweet!!!

Groomer
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6 months ago

What a cute 'puppy' The Saint Bernard must be so proud!

Pat Wooster
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6 months ago

That is the cutest picture I’ve seen in ages!

Zoe's Mom
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6 months ago

The way she holds his leg.

deanna woods
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6 months ago

This is such a cute photo.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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6 months ago

Criminally adorable!

Znaya
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6 months ago

Very cute picture!

Watching
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6 months ago

Oh what a darling girl!

Louloubelle
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6 months ago

Am I wrong, but is 9 pretty up there for a St. Bernard? I knew someone who always had St. Bernards and said theirs usually only made it to about 8 or so.

Cat Veldhoen
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5 days ago

sooooooooooo cute

劉心賢
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1 week ago

問我點知

Emily Begg
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1 week ago

aww

Caroline Capps
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2 weeks ago

soooo xute

Esther Ciprian
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2 weeks ago

Cute little girl and looks so sweet!

Nyah Richardson
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4 weeks ago

man, that's why I want a saint Bernard.

Mira Kappagoda
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4 weeks ago

I. HATE. BABIES.

Kathy O'Hara Pitisci
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1 month ago

Two cuties!

hammy educator 2021
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1 month ago

awwww

Evelette Athena-Ann Brady
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1 month ago

Aww 🥰

Alex_cat lover
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1 month ago

Good dogo

April Peterson
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1 month ago

Aww

Sebastion O'Connor
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1 month ago

aaww🥰

DreamBelief
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1 month ago

Excuse me but there's a baby getting in the way of the star of this photo

Emily Rayner _ Student - JoynerES
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2 months ago

awww i care only for dog

Owen Little
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2 months ago

that is one of the cutest things I have ever seen

Olesya Kozhenevsky
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2 months ago

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Braydon Tan Jin Yan
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2 months ago

sooooooo funny. lol.

Kari Andrews
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2 months ago

My heart ❤️ !

Dahlia Kincannon
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2 months ago

Omg!

Jaslynn Tolentino
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2 months ago

mY mOm sAiD mY sIsTeR wAs An AnGeL bUt WhEn I tHrEw HeR oFf ThE rOoF sHe dIdNt Fly

Penny Alexis Calder
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2 months ago

Perfect picture

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Whaddya mean the kid's not allowed brandy?

MANUELA SILVA-KUBE
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2 months ago

Mother, please help me. The hooman barfed on me earlier and it wasn’t very kind. Help. Me.

Makenzie Hendrick
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3 months ago

so cute

Vanessa Nunez
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3 months ago

Really cute, but just imagine someone flexing this photo like, "Hey guys look, it's an adorable photo of my baby matching my dog." Actually now that I say that to myself, it sounds adorable.

Glynis Knapp
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3 months ago

So cute xx

Bisexual_pride78875
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3 months ago

SO CUTE IM GONNA DIEE

Zoe Yankey
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3 months ago

same Ranie Soo

Jomana Elanny
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3 months ago

aww

Sonia Rundle
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3 months ago

Awww! So cute

Gianna Quintero
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3 months ago

😍😔💖

Elyse Osagie
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3 months ago

please tell me you don, t have a baby next too a giant wolf

Frisinator
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3 months ago

So cute!!

Slendy Boi
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3 months ago

What a match!

Calla Walker
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3 months ago

Adorable!!!

JAYDON SESSIONS
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4 months ago

OMG the baby! sooo cute!!!!

Laura Crawley
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4 months ago

Oh the cheeks!

Mishell Faucher
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4 months ago

What's the difference?

Julianna Whalen
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4 months ago

He looks so cute and adorable ........I'm talking about them bolth

Sandra Kritzman
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4 months ago

Love her little hand on his leg!

madi6320 madi6320
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4 months ago

ONE?!?!? HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?!?!

Lily Niles
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4 months ago

loveit

Vivian Nguyen
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4 months ago

Wow

Anxious-lesbian-disaster
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4 months ago

saint bernard sits at the TOP OF THE DRIVEWAY

Khloe McCoy
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4 months ago

cute

saesha has depression
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4 months ago

awww

kimba463
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4 months ago

omfg this is the best picture I've seen in a really looooong time! Love it!

Holly King
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5 months ago

How dang cute

that rando_;)
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5 months ago

Ok, that movie made me cry.

Arwyn Montroy
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5 months ago

That is so freakin adorable!!

Spartan Girl
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5 months ago

SO cute.

Ellis Lenfestey
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5 months ago

awwwwwwwwwwww

stupid
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5 months ago

this is one of the best pics between a pet and his kids ever!!!!!

KAYLA SPIVEY
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5 months ago

I don't see a differnce in cuteness

Roxane Biggs
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5 months ago

two dogs lol

Lori Pineau
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5 months ago

Awww-dorable

Audrey Schwab
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5 months ago

Aww

halloween addict
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5 months ago

awwww

Mishte Tine
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5 months ago (edited)

Saints are the best. At least in my experience having grown up with the most beautiful girl with the most beautiful heart. I have a physical reaction whenever I see a Saint - something happens. I think my blood pressure drops. It’s uncanny.

Sharon Hyatt
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5 months ago (edited)

One gallant, big gentleman; one adorable little sweetheart ! ! !

Lorelai Purvis
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5 months ago

Aww, she's a mini!

Shirley Heyn
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5 months ago

One with brandy and one with milk?

Azhure Herrington
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5 months ago

-_-

AMY JANZER
Community Member
5 months ago

I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, the dog we had then would try to feed her when she cried by bringing her milk bones. It was so cute

Bella Archer
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5 months ago

oh my god.. i just came across this at twelve years old.. i had that costume as a baby..

Journey Maze
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5 months ago

my dear !!!!

23AClark
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5 months ago

❤❤❤ for pup and baby!

Mirella Calderón Martínez
Community Member
6 months ago

I know That Dog, he lives in Flims and he always welcome everyone who comes in that restaurant.

Hailey Scullen-Miller
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6 months ago

CHONKY GIRL AND CHONKY DOG

I LOVE THIS GAME
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6 months ago

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

backatya
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6 months ago

Which one is the doggie? lol

Sandy Schaaf
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6 months ago

Beautiful!

Patty Stier
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6 months ago

Cute baby!

Daniel Callaway
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6 months ago

3 years? or 3 months?

Jerry Phillips
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6 months ago

That is the cutest picture ever.

Caroline Overill
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6 months ago

I say Winifred I think somebody's nappy needs changing.

Gianna Nossal
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6 months ago

awwww they so cuteeeeeee together :)

Windkissed
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6 months ago

OMG she’s adorable!!!

Steve Cruz
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6 months ago

When I was in grade school, the bus stop was in front of a house where a woman bred St. Bernards. Whe would recruit us when there was a new littler to help turn the puppies and massage them, because they were like big beanbags, not strong enough to turn themselves. The mother would carry them around for the first couple of weeks. She told us that St. Bernards and little kids don't mix, because while they are patient, if a toddler is pulling on it, the dog might snap and its powerful jaws could snap a little leg or arm.

June Dominguez
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6 months ago

So slobbery but so loving!

Gaellic
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6 months ago

Too ding dang cute!!!!!

mikedtw
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6 months ago

Best Christmas card photo ever!

Abigail Nagel
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6 months ago

I see two dogs...

Monika Lachova
Community Member
6 months ago

cute

Robin Childers
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6 months ago

CUTE

Anton Kider
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6 months ago

She was 9 months in the photo ?

glowworm2
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6 months ago

This is so cute!

NEIL DESHPANDE
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4 months ago

i dunno

Sophia Sinclair
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4 months ago

He’s pretty small cuz that’s a baby

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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")