106 Great Danes Who Don’t Understand How BIG They Are (New Pics)

It can sometimes seem like the bigger the dog, the more love it has to give its owner and the world. And while we totally love our smaller canine companions, the gigantic Great Danes are a sight to behold. Friendly, social, and charming, these floppy-eared loveable dogs are considered by some to be the perfect match for families.

Great Danes can grow up to weigh a whopping 175 pounds (79 kilograms) and be up to 32 inches (81 centimeters) tall, so that’s all the proof that you need that they’re huge. But reading facts is one thing—seeing these canines’ size with your own eyes is another. Bored Panda wanted to show you just how fun Great Danes can be, so we’ve put together this wholesome and hilarious list of their antics for you to enjoy.

Upvote your fave photos as you scroll down, and let us know which doggos you’d like to hug the most and why, dear Pandas. By the way, when you’re done petting all the dogs in this list, you’ll find some more photos of gorgeous Great Danes right here. And, if you’re in the mood to look at more dogs that don’t understand how big they are, we invite you to check out this article over here.

#1 This 6-Foot Great Dane Presley Is Also Known As Scooby-Doo Duo To Being Afraid Of Everything, From Tiny Dogs, To Plastic Bags And Vacuum Cleaners

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#2 The Photo My Sister Just Sent Me Of Her Great Dane And The New Puppy They Just Got. Look At It

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#3 My Daughter Was Home Sick One Day. When I Peeked Into Her Room, This Is What I Found

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Originally, Great Danes (aka German Mastiffs and Deutsche Dogges) were bred to hunt wild boar and deer back in Germany, around 400 years ago. They were a mix between English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds and were favored by the nobility.

Great Danes used to be known as Englische Dockes, highlighting their link to England. However, as relations between Germany and other countries became more strained in the late 19th century, the Germans renamed the breed to represent their own nation. Later, however, as relations worsened further, the breed became known as the Great Dane.

#4 Gave Her A Toilet Paper Tube To Play With, And She Proceeded To Breathe Through It Like This For Over A Minute

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#5 She Loves The Blower

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#6 3 Months / 6 Months / 12 Months

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Strong, elegant, and powerful, Great Danes mature slowly and don’t need all that much exercise as they’re growing. That doesn’t mean that these dogs don’t need movement (they do and they enjoy it), but they’re far from the Huskies of the canine world. However, one thing that you absolutely cannot skimp on is getting high-quality food.

The breed is so popular that it’s become firmly ingrained in pop culture, probably even without you noticing it, too. For instance, both Scooby-Doo and Marmaduke, probably two of the best-known dogs worldwide, are Great Danes.

We’re just impressed that Shaggy’s able to hold Scoobs in his arms and run with him whenever a spooky ghost shows up. He’s obviously way stronger than he looks, even if he is a cartoon character. Then again, maybe the adrenaline kicks in.

#7 This Dog Sitting At A Subway

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#8 Looking Out The Front Door. “I Made A New Friend, Please Can I Keep Him?”

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#9 My Great Dane Puppy’s One Year Difference

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#10 The Park Broke My Dog

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#11 How My Parents’ Great Dane Puppy Lays On The Ottoman He Outgrew

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#12 Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog

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

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#14 When You Are Big Snoops That Can’t Mind Their Own Business

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#15 Our Great Derp

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#16 It’s A Melting Dane

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#17 My Aunt’s Goofy Great Dane, Louis

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#18 From Pupper To Woofer In Just 1 Year

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#19 Caught River Looking Festive

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#20 Nap Time Little Human. Quit Wiggling

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#21 Let’s Just Pretend They’re The Same Size

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#22 Just A Girl And Her Dane

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#23 Today’s Flight Just Got Interesting

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#24 Luna When Our Son Started Getting Scolded

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#25 Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow

Teddy Flood is a Great Dane and little Speckle is some sort of beagle mix. He was a foster pup, 7 weeks at the time.

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#26 This Is Shadow. He’s A Lap Dog

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#27 Jones Has A Desire To Be A Window Washer When He Grows Up

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#28 My Dog Thinks He’s A Lap Dog When My Grandma Stops By

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

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#30 Tiny Lap Doggy

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#31 He Won’t Stop Growing – Send Help

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#32 Ryder The Great Dane Who Weighs 87 Kg With His Friend Ally The Chihuahua Who Weighs 2 Kg

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#33 Who Also Loves Getting Hugs From Their Danes? This Is Kansas

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#34 It’s Tiny, Isn’t It?

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#35 She Might Be 6’2” Long, But Lola Is The Gentlest Of Giants

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#36 My Two Loves, Waiting On Our Hooman Baby To Join Us Any Day

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#37 “Come On Bella Lets Go!”

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#38 Lincoln The Dane

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#39 This Puppy

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#40 This Big Potato Enjoys The Tiniest Chairs He Could Find

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#41 The Size Of This Dog In The Tube

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#42 My Husband And I Were Sitting On The Floor Talking When

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#43 A Great Dane Riding Shotgun In A Sports Car. Hollywood, California 1961

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#44 My Sister Is Driving 10 Hours Back Home With The Great Dane Puppy She Just Got

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#45 Boomie Bear Meeting His New Neighbor

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#46 My Dog, Mia

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#47 Happy 7 Months Of Stiegs; We Convinced Some Kids That Stiegs Was The Biggest Dog In The World

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#48 Oscar, The 170 Lbs Lap Dog

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#49 Best Friends

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#50 I Got Big

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#51 Anyone, No?

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#52 Great Dane Or Ostrich?

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#53 These Are The Critters That Get To Ride On The Golf Cart

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#54 Taking A Picture Of My Wife, And Then… Great Dane Problems

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#55 Big Hug From A Best Friend

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#56 This Sweet Girl Is Centauri, My 9-Weeks-Old Great Dane. Its Been A Great First Week With This Dingus

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#57 Rut-Row-Raggy

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#58 Then & Now, 6 Weeks Apart

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#59 Sharing Is Caring

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#60 Because For Whatever Reason, Waylon Loves To Just Press His Face To The Door When We’re Outside. No Chewing Or Licking, Just This

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#61 Do I Look Big?

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#62 And Here I Thought Great Danes Were Made In Germany

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#63 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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#64 Spot Of Yoga

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#65 Great Dane And Chihuahua Friends Duo

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#66 I Think I’ll Lay Down Right Here

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#67 Your Dog Can Fetch A Ball? That’s Cute

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#68 He’s Not Just Any Derp. He’s My Derp

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#69 Update: Big Boy Got Bigger

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#70 Alice (Standing With Mom) Has Reached 123 Lbs, Queenie Has Reached 110. Also Waaaayyyy Taller Than Mom Now. And They Are Only 11-Months-Old

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#71 Little Meets Large! Simba & Samson

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#72 This Is Buck, A 10-Week-Old Great Dane Pup. He Has Now Mastered The Sit Command And Is Now Part Of The Good Boy Club

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#73 Thanks For Helping With The Dishes, Fenton

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#74 7 Weeks And 17 Weeks

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#75 Just A Dane In Jeans

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#76 That Awkward Moment When The Waiter Asks You A Question And You Have A Mouth Full Of Food

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#77 Biggest Scaredy Cat In The World

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#78 The Dog Days Of Summer

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#79 9-Months-Old And 145 Lbs

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#80 My Lap Dog

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#81 In Awe At The Size Of This Doggo On A Plane

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#82 Just Look, He’s Huge

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#83 This Guy Loves To Warm Up By The Fire

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#84 Ozzy Gives The Best Hugs

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#85 These Dogs All Pooping At The Same Time

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#86 It’s A Bit Windy In Upstate NY. She Is An 8 Month Great Dane And Her Name Is Hooch

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#87 Meet Fina, She’s 3-Years-Old, Loves Cuddles, Laps And Apparently Also Backs

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#88 The Two Parties Are Getting Closer. Slowly But Steadily, The Two Trust Each Other More And More

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#89 My Pawrent Is A High School Teacher. Now That School Is Back In Session, I Like To Give Him Huge Hugs When He Comes Home

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#90 This Other Dog Had Really Big Ears

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#91 Maybe I Do Need A Bigger Car

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#92 16-Weeks-Old, Huge Feet

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#93 Great Dane Igotis

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#94 My Boi Turned One

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#95 Great Dane Trying To Hide From The Vet

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#96 I Raise You Buddy The Great Dane. I’m 5’4″ For Reference

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#97 His Name Is Hercules. He Gives Awesome Hugs

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#98 My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6’2″)

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#99 The Prettiest Little Swamp Thing

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#100 Oh Hey Doggo

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#101 The Colonel Checking Out The Neighborhood

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#102 Me And Frank This Afternoon

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#103 Nothing To See Here. Just A Dog And Her Wine

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#104 Two Best Friends

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#105 Our Boys. They Are 1/2 Brothers And Only 7 Months Apart

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#106 Here’s How One Of My Great Dane Pupper, Vader Watches TV With Me

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