Juji Dog: Is This 450-Pound Pup Real and Where Does He Live?

Juji, also known as a 450-pound dog, went viral after being mentioned by numerous celebrities (from Ashton Kutcher to Adam Levine) and media outlets (from Today to BuzzFeed). 

But is it real? And how big this pup actually is? Read on to know everything about Juji.

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Who is Juji?

Juji is a charming Goldendoodle owned by Christopher Cline, a graphic designer with an illustration background. He once lived in Weyers Cave, Virginia. But moved to Minnesota to meet his future girlfriend/partner (also a photographer) who lived there. They hit it off, so Christopher stayed in Buffalo. And to cure a homesick, his lady of heart, Christine Ann Fagerlie, brought home Juji.  

Chris and his girlfriend, Christine Ann, began editing Juji’s photos as a joke. The couple, on the other hand, had no idea that their little. . . The big joke, on the other hand, would become a huge hit.

Back in 2016, Cline was experimenting and posted a fun series of photographs featuring normal-sized him and giant 450-pounds Juji on his Instagram account (@christophercline). The first shot was a small representation of him riding Juji like a horse. It went viral. And from there, things just snowballed. Cline now works from home and spends hours polishing each giant-dog scenario he conjures up.

Juji photos can differ from regular photographs. Photos of the couple hiking, watching TV, sightseeing, and chopping down trees, for example, show him taking a beautiful stroll on the beach with his owner. Then there are the odder ones, like the one where his owner is riding on his back as they gaze off into the sunset.

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What kind of dog is Juji?

Juji dog breed is a Goldendoodle. A cute cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle (usually a Standard or Miniature). At their best, they are smart and affectionate.

Some Goldendoodles are trained as service dogs, a job as their temperament and intelligence are perfect for the purposes.

How tall is Juji the dog?

If we are talking about Juji 450-pound dog, then depending on the picture, it could be anywhere from 7 to 10-foot tall. But the pup is not actually a “giant.” Christopher used Photoshop for some dramatic effects and turned great shots into extraordinary fantasy adventures.

In some pictures, you can see the real size of Juji, though. 

Goldendoodle usually come in three sizes: miniature ( from 13 to 17 inches in height), medium (from 17 to 20 inches), and large (those will average anywhere 20 to 24 inches). In reality, Juji is definitely on the large size, but not 10-foot tall.  On average they live for 10-15 years, which is longer than the norm for dog breeds of their size. Goldendoodles are widely sought after because they are energetic but wonderful learners that adore pleasing their family. It also helps that many have a low-shedding, hypoallergenic coat.

Where does Juji the dog live?

At the moment, Juji still lives in Buffalo, Minnesota, with Christopher and Christine along with his new furry brother Jasper. 

How much does Juji the dog weigh?

The Large Standard Goldendoodle averages from 50 to 90 pounds. And Juji is definitely on the larger side. 

Is Juji a real dog?

Juji is a real pup, but the giant 450-pound dog is just a great fantasy. But even though it’s started as a funny joke, that type of editing made Christopher Cline a new career. And we all got to enjoy more and more of his gorgeous creations, in a way making the cutest giant dogs a reality. 

Credits: thanks for the photo to Canva and  (@christophercline).