A List Of Giant Dogs That Don’t Quite Understand How Big They Actually Are

Who says big dogs can’t be cute? Just take a look at these adorable giant dogs who still think and act like the tiny puppy they were. From the smallest Chihuahua pooch to the larger English mastiff, canines have the biggest size variation of any mammal. Whether you prefer a cute miniature pooch or a giant canine companion, there’s a particular breed just for you. But, no matter how big they become, they will always be pups at heart.

We’ve seen a lot of giant dogs such as Tibetan mastiffs and Alaskan malamutes still doing puppy things despite their massive size. And they can really look super cute when they act that way. Imagine a gigantic floofball sitting on your lap or a 100-lb doggo getting scared of a 2-lb kitten. Aren’t they just the cutest thing in the world?


Giant Dogs Who Are Puppies At Heart

big dogs love some hugs

If you’re planning to get a dog, it’s always wise to do a bit of research about the specific breed you’re eyeing. Some big dog breeds can grow up to 30 inches tall and weigh around 200 pounds. Of course, these large canine breeds start as cute and small puppies. So, having knowledge about a particular breed’s adult size will save you from the shock when you see them grow into giants.


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

big dogs bear lapdog


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

human sized big dogs


“Bonner, Newfoundland, Can Often Be Spotted In Our Rehabilitation Unit Encouraging Patients”

big dogs newfoundland therapy dog
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Many people are intimidated by the size of big dog breeds. Some may even think that a giant pet may take up a lot of space and require more upkeep. But despite their massive size, these gentle giants are as affectionate and cuddly as their smaller counterparts. When they’re around you, they tend to forget how big they are by sitting on your lap or cuddling with you. However, they won’t hesitate to put their daunting physique to use against intruders or whenever they see that you’re threatened by strangers.


“Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog”

giant lapdog


“Big Dogs Can Be Scared At The Vet Too”

giant doggo afraid of the vet


“Here’s Another One Of Our Rescues, Yuki”

rescued giant wolfdog

We’ve compiled a list of the cutest big dogs who have no idea how big they are. And these adorable canine giants are taking up a lot of space in our hearts.


Gentle Giants Of The Canine Kingdom


“My 85 Lb Dog Is Scared Of My Sister’s 1,5 Lb Foster Kitten”

large doggo scared of kitten


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

big dogs christmas tree farm


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

baby girl and saint bernard in the snow


“Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow”

big dogs next to small dogs


“This Big Boy With His Pooh”

cute big dogs winnie the pooh toy


Meet Bruce Wayne The Cuddly Cane Corso


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“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”

big dogs getting all the love


“Tiny Kitten Observes Big Dog Yawn”

big dogs and kitten


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



big dogs giant lapdog


“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”

big dogs greeting each other over the fence


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

fluffy doggo carrot teeth walrus


Big Boy

doggo looks like giant teddy bear


“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”

giant puppy greets by the fence


“Monty The Big Friendly Giant”

friendly giant canine on the window


“Seamus The Irish Wolfhound Is A Gentle Giant”

irish wolfhound gentle giant


Lazy Giant

giant fluffball refuses to walk


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

german shepherd thinks he is a puppy


“Ridiculously Massive Doggo Spotted On The Underground”

big dogs in the train


“Meet Carl The 150 Pound Lion/Good Boy Hybrid”

giant canine looks like lion


“One Year Old Today. 97 Pounds. 31 Inches Tall”


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“Lincoln The Dane”

giant dane turns one year old


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

rottweiler lapdog for granny


“This heat is unBEARable!”


“Meet Simba. He’s A Leonberger”

big dogs leonberger


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

big dogs at the vet


“Koji, My Gentle Giant”

big dogs large head


“This Puppy”

big dogs spotted at outdoor restaurant


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


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

beastly canine with owner


“Warning: Bear Spotted In UK”

chow bear spotted


“My Dad And My Dog (Dad Is 6’2″)”

big dogs taller than humans


“My Wonderful Teddybears”

big dogs giant teddy bears


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

big boned puppy


Massive Malamute


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“Just A Little Girl In A Big Dog World”

giant friendly canine pets


Big Doggy

giant doggo in car


Is This A Dog Or A Pony? We Can’t Tell!


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“Absolute Unit Parked Next To Me At A Gas Station”

giant doggo at the gas station


“Meet Heisenberg. He Likes Hugs. I’m A 6’1″ 300 Lbs Man. He’s Almost As Big”

doggo loves to hug


“Spanish Mastiff UNIT”

spanish mastiff lapdog


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

large doggo at the beach