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Lovably large Mastiff family captured in heartwarming home videos

Hickory Creek Mastiffs
(Image credit: Facebook / Hickory Creek Mastiffs)

Sometimes, all you need is family to get by the hard times; just ask the hounds of Hickory Creek Mastiffs.

This lovably large pack of hounds bred by Todd and Monica Baughman have been charming social media with their sweet antics that are not unlike that of a human family.

There's "Uncle" Ash who's a bit like that grumpy relative who only wants peace and quiet to read his newspaper while his nephew insists he needs to join in the family board game hour. 

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♬ Mahna Mahna (From "The Muppet Show") - London Music Works

"Gramma" Rogue, elderly and wise, who greets her excitable grandkids with love and kindness, even as they jump over each other to meet her attention. 

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♬ Send Me on My Way - Vibe Street

"Auntie" Artemis is often on hand to sniff down the puppies and plays with them when mom Simi needs an extra pair of paws as she's often parenting up to ten puppies at a time and needs to fall asleep on the sofa during the day to recover. 

However, she has been known from time to time to relish pre-parenting freedoms and misbehave more than her children, becoming distracted by more trivial pursuits, such as fence jumping the creek to chase critters. 

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♬ original sound - Monica Baughman: HC Mastiffs

Not to mention, the adorable Mastiff puppies themselves, six girls and four boys, who are a bit of a handful for the family, including social media star Danger.

Hickory Creek Mastiff's 'Dark Hunter Demon Daughter', Danger is often found exploring her environment with her brothers.

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♬ Walk It Out - Unk

When the hounds aren't enjoying family life, they're winning awards as members of the Mastiff Club of America and the Mastiff Club of Northern Ohio.

Their human parents are Mastiff breeders who can sometimes also be seen on screen manhandling these gentle giants and taking on the mighty challenge of finding collars big enough for their humungous hounds. 

If you'd like to know a bit more about Hickory Creek Mastiffs you can visit their official website, or follow their adventures on TikTok and Instagram for even more heartwarming tales and nuggets of adorable big dog goodness.