Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (GoT’s Mountain) has the tiniest Pomeranian: OMG?!


Here are some social media photos of Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, also known as Frankenclegane, which is what I’ve taken to calling him. He’s an Icelandic strong man and by all accounts, a lovely guy. But did you also know that he’s the proud owner of a tiny little Pomeranian puppy?!

Björnsson’s little dog is named Asterix and she’s only a few months old. Björnsson even made an Instagram page for Asterix and he posts TONS of photos of her on her page and his Instagram too. There’s just something about a huge man with a tiny little dog. The only way this could be better is if Björnsson also had a tiny kitten. Björnsson has taken to calling Asterix his “lion.” Which is just… amazing!! You can see his IG here, and the dog’s IG here.

A few weeks ago, I had to put down my beloved dog and I’m still really raw and sad about it. But I’ve been spending too much time looking at puppies and kittens online, so these photos make me really happy. I’m glad to see Asterix has such a great daddy!

As for Game of Thrones, Jonathan Pryce – the High Sparrow – did an interview with a foreign media outlet, and the translated quotes are causing some pearl-clutching. As in… SPOILERS!! SPOILER: the High Sparrow might be killed this season, and soon? And Frankenclegane might be the one to do it?




Photos courtesy of Instagram.

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  1. Bridget says:

    This totally cracked me up.

    And it’s pretty obvious that the show is moving toward a conflict between the Sparrows and the Lannisters.

  2. QQ says:

    I. Am. LIVING. For. this

  3. Jaded says:

    Awwww Kaiser I’m so sorry about your loss! I too had to put my beloved old calico cat down last month and I still get all weepy when I find a stray toy or bit of kitty fluff around. Hope you find another lovely pet soon to fill the hole!

  4. Maleficent says:

    My brother is 7’1. I keep telling him it would be hysterical if he got a tiny foofie dog!

  5. Lilacflowers says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  6. Mar says:

    I have had several Poms and they are the best dogs ever!!

  7. Celeste says:

    For a moment there I was a bit sad, I thought it was a different Pomeranian :P

  8. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Sorry about your pup Kaiser, I hope you are doing ok.

  9. Pants says:

    Really sorry about your dog, Kaiser :(

  10. Ariel says:

    Ms. Kaiser- I am really sorry about your dog. Its is the worst.

  11. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dog Kaiser.

    My cat is getting up there in years and I find myself just watching her when she sleeps sometimes nervously.

    Also: Humongous men. Tiny Animals. EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

    If he gets a teeny kitten I’m gonna lose it.

    • embertine says:

      There really is just something about a huge guy being comfortable letting the world know how besotted he is with his tiny floofy dog.

  12. Kaiser says:

    Thanks you guys, I’m still not ready to really talk about it. He was my buddy and my housemate and my friend. That’s all I can really say right now.

    • Kitten says:

      Oh no…I even mentioned your dog in a comment a couple weeks ago.
      I’m so sorry, Kaiser. Internet hugs to you ♥

    • mia girl says:

      I am so sorry Kaiser. I completely understand not being able to really speak about it. I’ve been through it, and it is so difficult.

    • Robin says:

      I’m sorry, Kaiser. No matter how long they live, it’s not long enough, and it’s so hard to let them go.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      I am so sorry. They never live long enough, do they? My favourite quotation about dogs is this:

      “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will be as generous and loving as they are.”

      I hope this helps even a teensy bit. And Kaiser, if you want to see endless photos of gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, e-mail me and I will give you my Facebook and Instagram handles.

      Hang in there.

      • Sadezilla says:

        Bearcat, I am obsessed with spaniels and spitzes, especially King Charles spaniels! I’ve never had a dog, only cats, but those googly eyes and long shiny coats get me every time! Off to google them now!

    • bluhare says:

      Totally understand Kaiser. I’ve got a 17 year old cat and 16 year old dog and every time they look at me funny I wonder if they’re OK. Our dog is frail and I don’t think it will be long now. Don’t want to think about it though.

      Hugs from bluhare

    • amilu says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss. I understand completely. This past Wednesday was the year anniversary of losing my souldog. I’m still devastated over the loss; he truly was my child and my best friend.

  13. Sam says:


    I’m sorry about your dog. We had to let our cat go on Christmas Eve, and it still hurts a little – this week, I finished got the memorial tattoo I have for him done, so he’s especially been on my mind since. People tend to not get that a pet is a family member, the same as a human one. Losing them hurts at least as much as losing a human. It got easier when I allowed myself to mourn him in that way Don’t let people tell you “it’s just an animal.” Those people don’t know.

    • Kitten says:

      That’s so sweet that you’re getting an in memoriam tattoo of your kitty.

      I think losing a pet is just a different kind of grief. In some ways it can be harder in that people tend to minimize or overlook the pain that one experiences after losing a beloved animal companion.

      Best wishes for healing and I wish I could see your tattoo!

    • Ingeborg says:

      My cat died about 15 years ago and I still get all weepy when I see a black cat. Incredibly sad.

  14. Kitten says:

    The dog is utterly adorable but at the risk of being *that person*, I have issues with teacup/miniature breeds.

    • Eden75 says:

      I have issues with them too so you don’t have to be that person alone.

      The pics though are adorable. Big guy, small dog, too cute. One of our neighbours is a really big guy, 6’6″ or so and has a Chihuahua and a Lab. The little guy is definitely the master of the house, ha!

      Kaiser, sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts to you at this sad time.

      • Kitten says:

        Ha ha..it seems like the little dogs always end up with the Napoleon complex. Too cute :)

    • Arlene says:

      Poms are fairly hardy though, no? Long lived too, there’s a lady I meet when running with my own dog who has two, one 10 the other is 17(!) and he still covers a few miles every day in the woods, albeit at his own pace.

    • Samtha says:

      Is it a “teacup,” though, or just a regular pom? It’s only a few months old, and he’s a huge man, so it’s going to seem really small in comparison.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      It looks like a standard size Pomeranian to me. They are about that size at 4-5 months old, and her face features and paws do not look teacup or miniature. The AKC breed standard allows fully mature Poms to weigh between 3 and 7 pounds, although 4 to 6 pounds are ideal for show dogs. So a standard Pomeranian is a very small dog anyway.

    • Kitten says:

      Oh you guys are probably right that it’s just a little pup. Carry on then :)

  15. The Original Mia says:

    Sorry about your loss. {hugs}

    Asterix is adorable. My friend is a Pom mom and she had pages dedicated to each of her girls too. Too sweet.

  16. Samipup says:

    So sorry about your Dogfriend, home feels so empty and time is too long without your buddy. The memory of your companion is in your heart forever though.

  17. Chinoiserie says:

    I just got a puppy, was thinking pomenarian but ended up with a Maltese. I think I have seen this picture of Thor with his puppy.

    Sorry for your dog, my old one died years ago but only now that I got my little Nappi (meaning Button) I feel a little bit better

  18. Nona says:

    So sorry about your loss. I understand completely not being able to talk about it yet. When my big guy went, I couldn’t talk about it for weeks. I hid out and cried a lot. His pic is still center stage, right up there on the wall with my human kids:)

  19. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    So sorry to hear of your doggy. Pets are family. Hope you find solace.

  20. I Choose Me says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and companion Kaiser.

  21. Faber says:

    Kaiser, I’m so very sorry about your loss… *virtual hug*

  22. Leigh says:

    I’m so sorry about the loss of your dog, Kaiser. May all your great memories and love you shared help you heal.

  23. elns says:

    I’m sorry about your dog. I hope your heart heals as best as it can quickly. I’m glad you had that love.

  24. outoftheshadows says:

    It’s a testament to our love for you that everyone is sending condolences and very few are talking about the spoilers! I am so sorry for your loss. It might help you to read Dog Years by Mark Doty. He was very attached to his dogs, too.

  25. OTHER RENEE says:

    Kaiser, Jaded, Sam, I’m truly sorry for your loss. It hurts so badly, I know.

    This little dog is too cute for words!

    I had a client who had the cutest little chihuahua and he said he always felt self conscious being seen holding her outside his home lest people question his manliness. So dumb. Why don’t men realize that many women are totally turned on by a guy with a little dog? We figure he must be kind and compassionate if he could love a cute little dog. I judge men by how they react to my dogs. Fortunately Mr. Other Renee loves dogs. And sings to them when he bathes them. It’s just too cute for words.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Many Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeders have told me that single men are their best customers! They get one to have a “chick magnet” (and often a “studmuffin magnet” too 😀) at the dog park or around town. Their significant others always fall in love with the dog, so they get more Cavaliers in the future as well as tons of referrals.

  26. Lucy says:

    So sorry for your loss, Kaiser. That’s kind of the reason why I’ve decided not to have any pets, at least for now. As for The Mountain, he must be the Scandinavian equivalent of The Rock! Imagine them next to each other, with their respective pups.

  27. Amelie says:

    Asterix!! As in the Belgian Asterix comics? Used to read those as a kid. That’s the only Asterix I know of. We named our bichon frisé Milou, after the little dog in the Belgian Tintin comics! (He passed in 2014, my condolences for losing your dog. I was a mess for a few months) Match made in dog owner heaven haha.

  28. Susan says:

    Beyond just the cuteness of the tiny pup, can I say what an awesome name Asterix is!! I love it.

  29. poppy says:

    so very sorry kaiser. i took a few years to “recover” and then was finally open to another pet (heartbreak that it inevitably includes with all the wonderful love) and one day it will be ok for you too. it isn’t the same but different and it is good. one day will come and, although you never forget, it will be ok.

  30. Sadezilla says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Kaiser. Losing pets is heart-breaking, but they love they give you makes it worth it. Internet hugs and thinking good thoughts for you.

  31. FF says:

    He can do what he likes though, who’s going to mock a man that huge about his dog?

    Also, Asterix is the best name!

  32. Veronica says:

    I love that his name sounds more like something out of GoT than his character’s, lol.

  33. neocleo says:

    I’m so sorry about your loss. I lost my beautiful girl last year and was devastated. The only way to heal finally was for me to find someone to lavish my love on.