The name ‘Irish Wolfhound,’ might sound terrifying to the uninitiated, but the owners of these big dogs will tell you that there’s nothing scary about these goofballs.
From the UK to Canada, owners have shared hilarious snaps of their imposing dogs, in a gallery by BoredPanda.
On average, an adult Irish Wolfhound can be almost 3ft and weigh as much as 13 stone, making them the tallest out of all of the dog breeds.
Incredible pictures shared by dog lovers show how, when standing on their hind legs, these hounds can often be taller than their owners.
But the wolfhounds don’t seem aware of their dimensions, and love nothing more than being carried by their owners or sitting on their laps, as proven in these amusing snaps.
Taking up the whole sofa! One father posted a hilarious picture showing how his family dog insisted on joining him for a nap – despite barely fitting on the furniture
Small friends and big friendships! This London wolfhound is as happy in his home of Mayfair as he is on the beach, pictured, though his doggy pal doesn’t seem so sure
Cool him down! Elsewhere one handsome fellow didn’t want to be left out of the snack action – and was tall enough that he can reach it himself
A dog the size of a car! At only eight months, Murphy, from Kensington, was the size of a tiny car. Now four years old, he weighs 11.7 stone , pictured
Real puppy dog eyes! In Hungary, Zeusz has found the perfect way to beg for some of his owner’s food: just resting on his plate
A delighted dog! In Colorado, when Wolfhound Sloane gets excited, it really shows and his owner won’t ever tell you otherwise
Road trip for dogs! When these wolfhounds from Nevada go on a road trip with their furry friends, it gets crowded in the car
A whole lot of loving! In Rosario this dog likes nothing more than giving his owner kisses, but it looks like a lot to handle
Larger than a child! On the plus side, wolfhounds are so big, they make a very comfortable pillow in case of impromptu naps
This wolfhound likes nothing more than being carried in its special hiking bag – even though his owner is likely to get back problems after carrying this load
Making a big splash! In North Carolina wolfhounds have learned the art of photobombing each other after a good swim
Matching pyjamas! Good boy Dram, from Alameda, California, (pictured) definitely wears the pants best in his family
Pooch pampering! In Texas, wolfhounds love baths and will make sure to wear their caps, in order not to mess their hair
A paternal pooch! Dram, from Alameda, USA, really likes to lick this little baby’s feet but the infant’s grandma is not so sure
Feeding time with wolves! This grandma sure has a lot on her plate with these four wolfhounds being as tall as her kitchen counters
Taking over the living room! Chester the wolfhound from Wisconsin is only one year old and still believes he is puppy-sized. His owner might disagree
Puppy love! In Canada, good pup Gillligan made sure to wish his family’s grandmother a happy birthday (pictured)
Pooch partner in crime! Wolfhounds make the best of friends and won’t hesitate to get themselves in trouble with their human pals
Is that dog particularly large, or is this woman very small? The beauty of wolfhounds is that you will never know
A friend in need! In Pohjola, Finland, this Wolfhound is bigger than all its friends, but it doesn’t stop them from hanging out
The daily life of a wolfhound owner: fighting them off for leg room on the couch, giving up, resorting to putting your leg on their body
A breeder from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, shared what it was like to live with wolfhounds. The family shelter nine in total, as well as white Swiss Shepherd (center background)