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07/29/2015 10:48 am ET

16 Dogs That Are Big Enough To Ride*

*But you should never ride a dog.

You've got to give it to the great, big dogs. Super-sized pooches have that much more love to give, with extra large licks and seriously strong tail wags that have the power to whack everything in reach (so, really, keep your breakable vases and china protected). Canines of all shapes and sizes are worthy of an affectionate scratch behind the ear and a meaningful belly rub, but there's just something about the gentle giants that can prompt even the coldest of characters to look on with admiration and glee. Revel in the stupendousness of the four-leggeds below.

 

*Seriously: Never ride a dog.

 

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