Post # 1
I have seen a few different pet appreciation threads come up recently, and I felt like our giant breeds were left out! So lets see your Newfs, Pyrs, Mastiffs, and other big boys and girls!
Here is my 3 1/2 year old Newfoundland dog Charlie!:
At 8 weeks old, when he first came home:
And now (in our December e-pics):
On his favourite perch, our front steps, at home:
Post # 3
OMG I don’t have a large breed (dachshund) but I love them and can’t wait till I have the space for one. I’ll be watching this thread for some big breed goodness!
Post # 4
I have a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. His name’s Bubba and he’s 130+ pounds. His favorite activites are eating and sleeping. Go figure. 😉
Post # 5
soo cute!! I really want a great dane! 🙂
Post # 6
He’s gorgeous! We have a shrimp of a shepherd/lab mix coming in at 47 pounds. We’d love a great dane mix. I had a st bernard growing up, but Darling Husband can’t get over the drool and hair.
Post # 7
@Ms Mini: SOOO cute, especially that last pic.
I, like jjilyeah, would love a big breed but no room 🙁 So for now, I’ll have to stick w/ my 2 ankle bitters 😉
Post # 8
How cute! I love big dogs!
Below is me and my goldendoodle, Abel. He is such a cutie!
Post # 9
I have an all black german shepherd, her name is Zoe, she is 6 years old and in perfect health at 110 pounds! Sorry blurry cell phone photo.
Post # 10
I’ve got a boxer/lab mix that is 5 months old!
Post # 11
@Bride_Colleen: My neighbor’s dog is a Labradoodle, but he looks very similar to your Goldendoodle. Is Abel also hypoallergenic like my neighbor’s dog?
Post # 12
@CaraMia10: I actually think many giant breeds would be fine in a smaller space if they were walked daily. I am completely serious when I say that my newf spends probably 18 hours a day in our ensuite … it is small, but the coolest room in the house, he sleeps there all the time.
Post # 13
@mrstilly: Thanks! The drool and hair is a bit to get used to … hairy drooly dogs are not for everyone, but I now feel like I would never have a different breed of dog!
Post # 14
@Ms Mini: our neighbors have one that look just like yours! When they walk down the street from a distance it looks a like a bear coming towards you! Love it! We call him, Bear, even though we know his real name.
I would be more likely to get a “giant breed” if 1) shedding and drooling was non existent and 2) I wasn’t allergic. As it is, I got the biggest I could… a Standard Poodle 🙂
Post # 15
My baby Dane mix at 8 weeks (waiting to get adopted)
When she was 12-14 weeks and home!
Taking care of me when I was sick and she is about 7 months here
Post # 16
yippie-kay-ay for showing big dogs some lovin’!
Here’s our Alaskan Malamute, Cooper, about a month after we brought him home
and here is he a month later …45 pounds and couting :]
Too big to sit on my lap now! :[ He should be about 120 pounds. Our pride & joy! :]