Among the many wonderful things about dogs is how they can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments. Some breeds are highly active and love to run around and play outside. Others may be more calm and easygoing, perfectly content lounging around the house and getting their snuggles in. Some dog breeds are friendly and will treat even complete strangers as best friends. Other dogs, however, can be very large.
Juji the dog is a Goldendoodle that is rumored to be 450 pounds and taller than his owner. He is also considered to be 10 feet tall. In actuality, the Juji dog is a real dog but is not actually 450 pounds and 10 feet tall. His owner, Christopher Cline, enlarges the photos of his Goldendoodle to make him appear big.
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Who is the Juji Dog?
Photos of this giant dog have slowed the scroll of social media users. Photos surfaced of Juji towering over his owner, Christopher Cline. To the unknowing eye, Juji the dog appears to be an abnormally large dog that is out of this world. With their home in Buffalo, New York, this pair is known for their impressive photos shared through Instagram and other social platforms. Their photos have also caused social media scrollers to scratch their heads wondering if this dog is real or not.
Juji is a bright white Standard Goldendoodle, which means he’s a mix between a Standard Poodle and a Golden Retriever. Like many other mixed breeds, the Goldendoodle has soared in popularity as a versatile, family-friendly, and active breed that fits a lot of families. For owner Christopher Cline, Juji seems to provide that companionship and friendliness these dogs are known for.
How Big is Juji?
Unlike what the photos of the dog show, Juji is actually a normal-sized Goldendoodle. He has bright white fur that’s in tight curls all over. His floppy ears cover his face and his eyes are hidden within curly fur. As a typical Goldendoodle, his height probably ranges between 13 and 20 inches when measured at the shoulders. His weight is probably somewhere around 40-60 pounds, too. He’s a typical Goldendoodle that you might find with a breeder, at a shelter, or in your community. While he’s a beautiful dog, Juji isn’t a giant.
In the photos that his owner takes of him, however, Juji appears to be much larger. In some photos, he may appear to be around 10 feet in height, weigh upwards of 400 pounds.
Where Does Juji’s Popularity Come From?
In browsing even just a couple of photos of Juji and his owner Christopher Cline, it’s easy to see how this giant dog has gained such significant popularity. These eye-catching photos look so realistic due to the photoshop talents of Christopher Cline.
The photos posted online often feature the beauty of nature, a key skill for photographer Christopher Cline. These scenes often involve them outdoors like in snowy mountains, surrounded by bright colored leaves on trees and open fields.
Christopher Cline adds to the enjoyment of his social sharing with clever captions to his photos. Often, his captions will provide a context to the photo or provide a witty remark that he would imagine Juji the dog saying to him at that moment. These captions add to the whimsical and hilarious nature of these photos.
Now, Christopher Cline’s Instagram account where he shares all these photos is floating around 284,000 followers. He has over 3,000 photos he’s shared of dogs, especially his beloved Juji.
The magic of his photos comes in the photoshop process. With a skill for design, editing, and digital arts, Christopher Cline takes photos and combines them into unlikely scenes. He’s shared photos where Juji is running alongside a snowmobile, cuddling up and taking him for a ride, literally.
These photos have ranged from common scenes like the beach or in a park to even more bizarre and head-scratching scenarios. They are most often based on comedy. It’s hard not to give a little chuckle when scrolling through the Instagram feed.
As people have enjoyed viewing his photos, he also offers the opportunity for other families to get involved. He’ll offer his services to photoshop a photo of your dog in an odd, unexpected, or whimsical setting as well. With so much creativity and fun, there’s no limit to what you can do with photoshop and a photo of your puppy.
Find Your Own “Giant” Goldendoodle
Sorry to break it to you, but you won’t find an actual Goldendoodle that will get as big as Juji in his photos. A dog that size would also be so very difficult to care for. Standard, Miniature, or Toy Goldendoodles can make great additions to families of all sizes. And for most families, Goldendoodles are typically 15 to 22 inches tall and weigh between 30 and 60 pounds which makes these puppies much more manageable.
This hybrid breed has grown in popularity due to its friendly personality and moderate need for exercise. Knowing the living space you have available can help you determine which size breed is the best fit for you. Goldendoodles are also known to have coats that are easy on the allergies. They don’t shed much, which means hair particles and other allergens aren’t released into the air as much as with other breeds. The Poodle’s coat is to thank for this unique and easy-going curly coat.
The temperament of the Goldendoodle is friendly, smart, and outgoing. They are loyal to their family and can also be very easy to train with their eagerness to please. While they do require access to daily exercise to stay healthy, they also enjoy snuggling up and resting with their family.
With their friendly personality, low health concerns, hypoallergenic qualities, and smooth temperament, Goldendoodles can be a great fit for a variety of families. Know the size of Goldendoodle that’s best for you — whether that’s a Standard, Miniature, or Toy Goldendoodle.
Be sure to check out Christopher Cline’s Instagram feed to see all his clever, hilarious, and meaningful photos with his pal, Juji the giant dog.
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Garrett loves animals and is a huge advocate for all Doodle dog breeds. He owns his own Goldendoodle named Kona. In addition, he volunteers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters dogs and helps animals. Garrett enjoys writing about Doodles and believes that dogs can teach humans more about how to live than humans can teach a dog.
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