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

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 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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#2 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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#3 She Loves The Blower


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


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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 Looking Out The Front Door. "I Made A New Friend, Please Can I Keep Him?"


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


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#9 My Great Dane Puppy's One Year Difference


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#10 How My Parents' Great Dane Puppy Lays On The Ottoman He Outgrew


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#11 This Dog Sitting At A Subway


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#12 Caught River Looking Festive


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#13 Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog


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


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#15 Our Great Derp


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#16 The Park Broke My Dog


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#17 It's A Melting Dane


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#18 My Aunt's Goofy Great Dane, Louis


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#19 When You Are Big Snoops That Can't Mind Their Own Business


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#20 From Pupper To Woofer In Just 1 Year


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#21 Boomie Bear Meeting His New Neighbor


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#22 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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#23 This Is Shadow. He’s A Lap Dog


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#24 My Dog Thinks He's A Lap Dog When My Grandma Stops By


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


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#26 This Puppy


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#27 My Dog, Mia


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#28 Nap Time Little Human. Quit Wiggling


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#29 Tiny Lap Doggy


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#30 Let's Just Pretend They're The Same Size


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#31 Oscar, The 170 Lbs Lap Dog


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#32 The Size Of This Dog In The Tube


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#33 He Won't Stop Growing - Send Help


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


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


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#36 It's Tiny, Isn't It?


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#37 Today’s Flight Just Got Interesting


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#38 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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#39 "Come On Bella Lets Go!"


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#40 Lincoln The Dane


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#41 9-Months-Old And 145 Lbs


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#42 Just A Girl And Her Dane


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#43 I Got Big


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


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


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


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#47 Taking A Picture Of My Wife, And Then... Great Dane Problems


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


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#49 Then & Now, 6 Weeks Apart


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#50 Sharing Is Caring


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


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#52 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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#53 Happy 7 Months Of Stiegs; We Convinced Some Kids That Stiegs Was The Biggest Dog In The World


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


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#55 I Think I'll Lay Down Right Here


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#56 This Guy Loves To Warm Up By The Fire


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#57 Your Dog Can Fetch A Ball? That's Cute


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#58 He's Not Just Any Derp. He's My Derp


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#59 Ozzy Gives The Best Hugs


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#60 Best Friends


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#61 Update: Big Boy Got Bigger


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


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


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#64 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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#65 Little Meets Large! Simba & Samson


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#66 These Dogs All Pooping At The Same Time


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#67 Luna When Our Son Started Getting Scolded


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#68 Anyone, No?


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


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#70 Great Dane Or Ostrich?


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


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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 Big Hug From A Best Friend


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


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


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#79 Rut-Row-Raggy


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#80 This Other Dog Had Really Big Ears


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#81 Oh Hey Doggo


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#82 Great Dane Igotis


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#83 Great Dane And Chihuahua Friends Duo


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#84 Great Dane Trying To Hide From The Vet


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#85 I Raise You Buddy The Great Dane. I'm 5'4" For Reference


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#86 His Name Is Hercules. He Gives Awesome Hugs


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#87 Me And Frank This Afternoon


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


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#89 The Prettiest Little Swamp Thing


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#90 Biggest Scaredy Cat In The World


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


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#92 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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#93 The Dog Days Of Summer


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


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#95 Do I Look Big?


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#96 My Lap Dog


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


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#98 Maybe I Do Need A Bigger Car


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#99 Just Look, He's Huge


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#100 Spot Of Yoga


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#101 16-Weeks-Old, Huge Feet


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#102 My Boi Turned One


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#103 The Colonel Checking Out The Neighborhood


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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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