1. Big dogs don't realize they're big. Large dogs are often times completely unaware of their immense stature. Some might even say they are in denial. If you own a big dog, you're probably still dealing with your 100+ pound adult dog trying to sit on you like he's a small lapdog, or squeezing on to a tiny spot on the couch.
2. They look scary, but are super friendly. Big dogs tend to look intimidating. We have all seen the frightened faces of friends and family visiting for the first time. What they soon realize is that giant dogs are gentle giants. They're often as friendly if not friendlier that your average lap dog. Since they are so big, they are not easily threatened and tend to be more calm than small dogs.  
3. You never know who is walking who. Like all dogs, large dogs get excited when they're out on walks and see something interesting. An excited dog often means tugging and pulling. When your dog is huge, this means they decide where you're walking next. 
4. They eat like a horse. Large dogs have a large appetite. You find yourself running back to the pet store to pick up more food. Not only that, but even after feeding them a large meal, you'll find them asking for a snack minutes later.
5. Big dogs are the best!


  • Thank you for starting my day with a smile and an affirmation of these “big dog” truths!

    Dr Pamela Miller on

  • One of life‘s little pleasures for our boxer is to squeeze in a small laundry basket full of warm towels! She curls in her famous “C” and buries her nose, she’s adorable.

    John Bredemus on

  • Big dogs have big hearts! They play big they love big and they are the best cuddlers♡🖤♡

    Rescue Rottie Mama on

  • BIG DOGS HAVE BIG HEARTS and lots of that Love is in their Big Heads and to share!

    Zsun on

  • So true, all true! I got a baby English Mastiff after having Jack Russell Terriers for many years, she has grown very fast and thinks she is stiff a lap dog, but we would not trade her for all the small dogs in the world!,,

    Nancy on

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