When most people get a puppy, their wish is that the little, cute, and cuddly bundle of furry joy stays a puppy forever. However, as the days go by, nature takes its course, and the little puppy turns into an adult dog.
That's just the way it is, and there's little anyone can do about it.
For some dog lovers, the dog reaches its adult size and that's it. Fortunately, or unfortunately, some dog owners ended up with puppies that just couldn't stop growing.
As time went by, these folks slowly realized they were living with giant canines. That is when it truly dawned on them that giant dogs are very real.
So, here is a collection of the largest, most fun, and exciting dogs that have more canine vibe to offer than your average dog.
The cute thing is that some of these pets don't seem to understand just how massive they are.
It's important to understand that a big dog is not the same as an obese dog. By the way, if you want your dog to enjoy a full life without a lot of health issues, you should make sure it stays within its healthy weight limit.
1. The Human-Sized Bearded Dog
Look at that mane! No wonder the owner claims they get a lot of looks in traffic.
The name Chewbacca is quite fitting, don't you think?
2. A Lap Dog At Heart
Don't let his size fool you, this bear-sized canine considers itself a lap dog like any other.
3. Bonner, A Giant Dog With A Bigger Heart
This dog is often encouraging patients at the rehabilitation unit. He is quite cute, right?
4. Yuki, A Big Rescue
Yuki was rescued after the owner left him at a kill shelter. The wolfdog is apparently 87.5% Gray Wolf, 8.6% Siberian Husky, and 3.9% German Shepherd.
5. Even A Big Dog Needs A Little Encouragement To Face The Vets
6. Another Proud Lap Dog
7. An 85-Pound Dog Can Still Be Afraid Of A 1.5-Pound Kitten
To be honest, the little ball of fur seems pretty intimidating.
8. A Big Dog And His Doll
9. A Christmas Tree Farm With Dogs To Carry Your Tree To Your Car
10. A 9-Year-Old Saint Bernard Vs A 3-Year-Old
11. Hello! Didn't See You Down There
12. If Batman Was A Giant Friendly Cane Corso
13. Giant Dog Bear Causes Giant Traffic Jam
People couldn't get enough of him. Everyone wanted to pet him, and he is clearly having the best time of his life.
14. Even The Kitten Is Humbled By The Size
As one person aptly noted, the kitten is smaller than the dog's nose.
15. Look Closely: It's Not A Bull
This giant needs a little help getting in the car.
16. Friendly Neighbors
Love is in the air.
17. A Gentle Lapdog
The giant dog is a mix between American wolfdog and malamute. A commenter claimed the man in the photo is probably dealing with PTSD from when he had to potty train the giant canine.
18. A Fluffy And Cuddly Giant
19. Dog Impersonating A Walrus
20. The Difference A 16-Month Age Difference Makes
Yes, especially when it comes to the fluffiness.
21. Still A Big Puppy
22. A Big Friendly Giant
23. Who Walks Who Here?
24. This Looks Comfortable For Everyone
25. Lazy And Big
26. A Giant On The Underground
27. Big Boy Hug
28. Carl, 150 Pounds
29. A Year Old, 97 Pounds, 31 Inches Tall, And Shaggy
30. Granny Always Wanted A Lap Dog, Got Her Wish
As someone pointed out, you don't get to decide if you are getting a lapdog, the dog makes that call.
31. A Distinguished Giant Dane, Named Lincoln
32. Simba, The Giant Leonberger
33. May Look Like A Bear, But Ralphie Is Not
34. Koji, A Stunning Giant
35. Waiting For The Vet
36. Strangers Can't Get Enough Of Him, And It's Obvious Why
37. You're Certain To Get Noticed With This Puppy In Tow
38. Ever Seen A 6'3" Dog?
39. An Adorable Bear
40. Care For A Dance?
The man is actually 6'2".
41. Just Another Cute Teddybear
42. A 6 1/2-Month-Old Puppy, Perfectly Healthy
43. Hard To Believe This Majestic Malamute Is Real, Right?
Again, it's not Photoshopped.
44. Impressive, Just Impressive
45. Dog Vs Pony
46. Big Dog
47. You Don't See This Every Day
48. Heisenberg Loves Hugs
49. A Giant Spanish Mastiff
50. Looking Big Even From A Distance
Yep, big dogs happen.
All dogs require a proper diet to stay fit and healthy, and a number of people are guilty of overfeeding their dogs and making them suffer from obesity.
Dog owners can sidestep such pitfalls by doing research on the ideal food portions for their dogs based on their breed and age.
Obviously, it's also important to involve your vet if your dog has giant genes to make sure you adjust its food intake properly.
You can't expect a giant dog to eat the same amount of food its average-sized age mates.
Fortunately, giant dogs are still fun and adorable, even if they are taller than you.