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!


  • Big Dogs ARE the best! As I get older my friends keep telling me I will have to consider downsizing my pups. Nope. Large dogs are like furniture, I bump into them, but don’t trip over them. I do have to say however, with the Big Dogs, we have a big responsibility to socialize them and train them (No. 3) so we don’t scare those folks who don’t know about life with dogs. My very large for his size smooth coated collie once scared a non-dog owner when in reality he is cream puff, albeit a very stunningly beautiful cream puff!

    Cindy Fazio on

  • I can’t find big dog proof toys. Have you considered making some?

    Debbie on

  • I have Great Danes and they always dig on their beds!

    Jacqueline Finkel on

  • Nice stuff I have rotteys and your saying my boys can’t tear up beds challenge on this should be good

    Rich on

  • Yes Indeed.
    And we would not have it any other way!

    Ronnie Aspinall on

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