犬はサイズに応じて小型犬、中型犬、大型犬と分類されている。それぞれに違った魅力があって、一概にこのサイズがベスト! とは決めがたい。

もしもあなたが、どのサイズの犬を飼うか迷っているとしたなら……「超大型犬」はいかがだろうか? ただし、“超” の意味を侮(あなど)ってはいけないぞ。どんなに長身な人よりも、はるかに大きいのだから……! そしてその “謎の超大型犬” のインスタグラムが、今大人気なのだ!!

・人間よりも超、超、超ビッグ!

愛犬と写っている写真をインスタグラムに載せる人はたくさんいるけれど、写真家のクリストファーさんと、ペットの犬「ジュジ」の写真は、明らかに何かがオカシイ。そう、ジュジが超~~~ビッグなのだ! 大人の欧米人男性であるクリストファーさんを、軽々と超える大きさ。実際にこのサイズの犬が街中を歩いていたら、正直恐くて近づけなさそうだ……。

・ファンタジーあふれる写真

少し古い映画だが、名作『ネバーエンディング・ストーリー』を彷彿(ほうふつ)とさせるジュジとクリストファーさんの写真。……もうお気づきの方もいるかもしれないが、フォトショップを使って編集されているのだ! 

最新の技術によって超ビッグサイズになったジュジと共に、散歩したり、世界中を旅したり、ニューヨークのエンパイア・ステート・ビルに登ったり、などなど。とにかくどの写真もファンタジー全開で夢があるなぁ。

・実際のジュジの大きさ

編集された写真が結構リアルなため、初めてジュジの写真を見た人は、「偽物? いや、本物かも!?」としばらく自問自答を繰り返してしまうかもしれない。しかし、クリストファーさんが「これが実際のジュジの姿です!」と題したツーショット写真を見れば一目瞭然。ジュジは、ゴールデン・ドゥードルという種類の、どこにでもいそうなサイズの大型犬であることが分かる。

"Just a boy and his puppy." A lot of people have asked me recently how big Juji really is. Well, here's the answer. Physically, he's not that big. 100 pounds of pure adorable fluff. I hate being one of those "my dog saved my life" people, but the fact is, he came along at a point in my life that was crucial. Drugs destroyed my life, took my family from me, and led me to my darkest days. But when he showed up, i found that he was the best recovery plan I could've asked for. He gave me the will to care about something other than myself. He inspired me to better myself, be creative, and stay clean. Now I'm a point where I can fix the problems that I made in the past. I have a chance to make a difference and contribute something to my life and to those that mean something to me. He's a good dog. He's my Juji. #barkbox #petbox #ilovemydog #animalsco #Bestdog @animals.co #clinesworld #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram  #goldendoodle #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics #ig_underground #freedomthinkers #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs @dogs.lovers #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog #clubdoodle @dogsandpals

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・命の恩犬ジュジ

今では人気写真家として活躍しているクリストファーさんだが、実はドラッグに溺れていた過去があるのだ。そんな彼を心配したガールフレンドのクリスティンさんが、子犬をプレゼント。そう、それがジュジだったのである。ジュジとのコラボ写真に生きる意味を見出したクリストファーさんは、ドラッグを断つことに成功。後に「ジュジは、より良い自分になって、クリエイティブに生きる動機をくれた」と話している。

犬と人間の絆って、やっぱり深いな~。ジュジのおかげでドラッグに依存しない生活を取り戻すことができたクリストファーさんは幸せだし、たくさんのユニークな写真を撮ってもらえるジュジもきっと、とても幸せなのだろう。お互い最高のバディーとして、これから先もずっと、ファンタジーあふれる素敵な写真を撮り続けて欲しいものだ!

参照元:Instagram @christophercline used with permission、Mail Online(英語)
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▼ファンタジー全開のクリストファーさんとジュジの写真たち

"Dad, I like you. You seem like a good person. You feed me, walk me, bathe me, and overall you're an alright guy. But if you try to cut my hair with that thing…I WILL eat your face!"…. So haircut day is coming on Thursday and we're all kinds of on edge about it around here. Hopefully everything will go smoothly. Plus, I'd like to keep my face. #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram  #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics  #ig_underground #shotaward #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs  #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog  #arts_help #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #exklusive_shot #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs

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"Dad…I can appreciate your love of this place…but my back is getting wet and I'm about to snap! Let's go sit by the fire."…..Hiking at Minneopa Falls with the Juji. My need to take a walk and capture pictures is about to be downgraded to making 'smores. Which is not all bad. #rebels_h #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics  #ig_underground #shotaward #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs  #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #hiking #arts_help #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #artofedina_enjoyyourparks #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs

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"I love the feeling of sand between my toes, Dad!"… Walks on the beach with a wet dog is just what I need right now. It's so cold here. Todays theme in the @jjcommunity is "The Ocean", which is nice because I'm kinda getting worn out on the winter photos. But it's nice to know that in just 4 short months I'll be doing this once more with my little buddy. #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics  #ig_underground #shotaward #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs  #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog  @dogsandpals #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #exklusive_shot #jj_forum_1593

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"I love pitching in on farm work, Dad…but believe me when I tell you that I'm calling PETA while you're watching TV tonight."… Retooling an older image is something I really love to do. I love finding ways to improve pieces I've already done. Last night @dreaming_big_mn and I were given the opportunity to capture some really dynamic cloud photography and I wanted to display it with a foreground image of us that was equally dramatic so I pulled out this image of Juji and I and made this composite. I love it way more than the original I posted in the fall. Also, I do not condone or tolerate cruelty to animals. It's just a funny picture.  #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram  #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics  #ig_underground #ellen #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #ellendegeneres #excellent_dogs #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #theellenshow #arts_help #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #exklusive_shot #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs

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"I don't wanna work today, Dad. I just wanna take in the sights. Now turn around so I can see stuff"….There are days… many, MANY days, that Juji doesn't feel like cooperating with me while I'm trying to put something together for an edit. And if there's one thing I've learned over the last year of doing these, it's that sometimes you just can't make a dog do anything he doesn't wanna do. He will literally play dead when I try to get the pose that I need. So, sometimes you just have to carry him to get what you need. Today, I carried him and it still worked out. #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram  #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics  #ig_underground #shotaward #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs  #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog  #arts_help #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #exklusive_shot #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #mymodernmet

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***Flashback***… One year ago I made the decision to make my account totally about my adventures with Juji. I had 1000 followers and struggled daily with editing ideas and editing concepts that were pleasing to your eye as well as my own. Obviously, I do this because it makes me happy, but I also do it because it makes others happy too. I love that this gives me the means to meet so many creative people. I love that I'm able to do this for people all over the world. And I love the fact that working every day with Juji has brought us so close together. So thank you, everyone, for the support and positivity that you give me daily. Juji and I really appreciate it. #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics #two_ru #ig_underground #shotaward #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs  #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog  @dogsandpals #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #exklusive_shot #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs

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"Okay Juji, here's $20. Make it last. And make sure all the kids know you're not actually part of the carousel. I'll be over by the games trying to win something stuffed that you will no doubt destroy by tomorrow morning". I took this photo of the carousel in the @mallofamerica America, but thought it needed something more fitting for a backdrop so I added the Buffalo MN, countryside and a gorgeous sunset photo from a month ago. The sky and the foreground somehow matched up perfectly. #minnstameetsartatmoa #artandstylemn #minnstameets #barkbox #ilovemydog #animalsco #Bestdog @animals.co #clinesworld #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram  #goldendoodle #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics #ig_underground #barkpack #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals  #igbest_dogs @dogs.lovers #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies  #clubdoodle @dogsandpals #animaladdicts

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"SHHHHHH! HUSH, DAD! THE CUTE DOGS ARE ON TV!"… This morning the puppy and I watched the Westminster dog show. Everything was going fine until the terriers came on TV, at which point I'm fairly positive Juji went through puberty at an accelerated rate. He has a thing for terriers half his size. But then again, most dogs are half his size. #barkbox #Bestdog #worldofcutepets #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics  #ig_underground #shotaward #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs  #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog #petscorner #animaladdicts #mydogiscutest #petsofinstagram #exklusive_shot #westminsterdogshow #jj_forum_1593

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▼こちらが実際のジュジの大きさ。フワフワで可愛い普通サイズの大型犬だ

"Just a boy and his puppy." A lot of people have asked me recently how big Juji really is. Well, here's the answer. Physically, he's not that big. 100 pounds of pure adorable fluff. I hate being one of those "my dog saved my life" people, but the fact is, he came along at a point in my life that was crucial. Drugs destroyed my life, took my family from me, and led me to my darkest days. But when he showed up, i found that he was the best recovery plan I could've asked for. He gave me the will to care about something other than myself. He inspired me to better myself, be creative, and stay clean. Now I'm a point where I can fix the problems that I made in the past. I have a chance to make a difference and contribute something to my life and to those that mean something to me. He's a good dog. He's my Juji. #barkbox #petbox #ilovemydog #animalsco #Bestdog @animals.co #clinesworld #chrisandjuji #goldendoodles #dogsofinstagram #goldendoodlesofinstagram  #goldendoodle #weeklyfluff #rsa_graphics #ig_underground #freedomthinkers #dogsofinstaworld #dogsandpals #dogscorner #igbest_dogs @dogs.lovers #excellent_dogs #dog #puppiesofinstagram #bestwoof #dailydoseopuppies #instadog #clubdoodle @dogsandpals

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▼ネバーエンディング・ストーリーの「ファルコン」を彷彿とさせる