(Closed) NWR: I want a BIG dog.

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have a Bernese Mountain dog.  At his full weight he’s about 135 lbs.  Unfortunately giant breeds do have shorter lifespans.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Mrs. DG: I was just going to say that. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@o0olibelulao0o: Did you take that picture of your dog, he’s almost posing for it. I love the picture of the Dane sat down on the left, how cute?!

Here are our 2 ridgebacks.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love Great Danes, especially the Harlequins! Beautiful!

One thing to keep in mind: The bigger the dog the shorter the lifespan. πŸ™

 

 

The dog that always amazes me at the sheer size is the Irish Wolfhound; those things are like small horses!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Giant dogs usually have such sweet personalities.  We went to the bark park last weekend and there was a HUGE mastiff, I’d guess at least 200#.  It was so funny to watch my little Boston Terrier try to tell him who’s boss.  I have a little dog, but he THINKS he’s a big dog. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@missrobots: I had a Welsh growing up and he was the exact same way πŸ™‚ “What do you mean, I’m only 23 lbs??”

Big dogs are so fun to cuddle!!! A friend has a Bernese puppy, she has SUCH big paws. πŸ™‚ Did anyone see the Dog Show? The Scottish deerhound who won was pretty big too!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My father in law has a St. Bernard. She is 140lbs and such a sweetie.

This is when she was bit younger and not at full weight yet

This is Callie with my 4 mos old black lap pup maverick

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am such a sucker for big dogs!  Here’s my Rusty, a 90 lb Ridgeback/Lab mix.  It’s been a year but I still miss him terribly.  πŸ™

Lil Fella, the baby Toy Fox Terrier, bullied him constantly.  Fortunately, all Rusty had to do was get on the couch or go up stairs to escape him.  

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@caitlanc: OMG – the size difference between them is crazy!

Darling Husband would love to get a big dog when we have a house and have the space.  He’d like a great dane and I think ridgebacks are beautiful too!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@CatyLady:

AW. I love Ridgebacks!!! I swear our dog even though the SPCA called her a Pitbull Mix has some Ridgeback in her! Where did you get yours??

Our pup is 62lbs, she’ a good medium size.

I don’t think I could handle a big dog like a Great Dane but I’m def a medium to big size dog person. Not a fan of toy breeds.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I love my Newfoundland!  Fiance and I want to rescue large dogs, I love the big guys!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@abbyful: didn’t an irish wolfhound win this year?  They are soo cool but WAY too big for me.  All I can think of is the landmine sized poop

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@panterapeach:  Close.  Like @MsJeep23: said, I think it was the Scottish Deerhound.  

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Awww, love this thread.  My big boy, Dino, was THE BEST dog ever.  He was a 140-pound bullmastiff.  We had to put him down two years ago last May – he was only 4 years old.

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