Who's had a large dog?

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    Jul 01, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    I'm trying to decide between a Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, and St. Bernard. I'm looking for feedback on each.
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    Jul 01, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    Well I suppose I should have realized that most of you were more familiar with toy poodles.
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    Jul 01, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    I had a golden retriever when I was younger.

    I'm going to be a bit biased here because I've never had a Newfoundland or a St.Bernard. However, G.R. are very intelligent, kind, and loyal dogs. I don't think you'll go wrong with any choice but goldies are just one of the best breeds to me icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jul 01, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    I've had a Golden Retriever, Rot mix, and German Shepherd. A buddy of mine has a St. Bernard and is in love with it.

    My Golden retriever and Rot were very loyal.. The German Shepherd was too but he had an attitude problem.
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    Jul 01, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Mattnificent saidI've had a Golden Retriever, Rot mix, and German Shepherd. A buddy of mine has a St. Bernard and is in love with it.

    My Golden retriever and Rot were very loyal.. The German Shepherd was too but he had an attitude problem.


    I've noticed the attitude problems with German Shepherd's haha! That's my dream dog when I get older though. Those dogs are very kind and gentle with people (children especially) but could also rip someone to shreds in a matter of seconds!
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    Jul 01, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Post pics of hot guys with dogs.

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    Jul 01, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Josh1992 said
    Mattnificent saidI've had a Golden Retriever, Rot mix, and German Shepherd. A buddy of mine has a St. Bernard and is in love with it.

    My Golden retriever and Rot were very loyal.. The German Shepherd was too but he had an attitude problem.


    I've noticed the attitude problems with German Shepherd's haha! That's my dream dog when I get older though. Those dogs are very kind and gentle with people (children especially) but could also rip someone to shreds in a matter of seconds!


    Hahaha, yeah. He was a lot of fun though.. But everything seemed to be on his terms. If I told him to go outside he would stand there for 10-15 seconds like he wanted it to be his decision to go out. lol the little shit.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    Well for me, my beagles are the answer, but I have had a collie and two German Shepherds previously.

    I would make sure the temperament of each breed works well for you and that you have the room and time to make it work.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    I had a Great Pyrenees (over 100 pounds). She was the best dog ever. Newfoundlands and St. Bernards will drool A LOT. Also, make sure to get one from a respectable breeder because they can both be too aggressive. A Golden Retriever is a good all around dog. They are very sweet. The only reason I would not to get a GR is if you want a guard dog. They are too nice. All three breeds will shed a lot. The Newfies and St. B's may have trouble in the heat.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidPost pics of hot guys with dogs.

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    I like how he daintily has his hand on the dog's ass while the dog's expression is why the fuck am I being made to do this.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    only 2 dogs in my lifetime--both German Shepherds. won't settle 4 any other breed. gentle/rough, athletic/laidback, smart/silly, goodlooking/goofy grins, gr8 loyal buds.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    Had a GR when I was a kid. Very loyal, loving and SMART. In the US, they are used a great deal as service dogs. I currently have a lab and could not be happier.
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    Jul 01, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI had a Great Pyrenees (over 100 pounds). She was the best dog ever. Newfoundlands and St. Bernards will drool A LOT. Also, make sure to get one from a respectable breeder because they can both be too aggressive. A Golden Retriever is a good all around dog. They are very sweet. The only reason I would not to get a GR is if you want a guard dog. They are too nice. All three breeds will shed a lot. The Newfies and St. B's may have trouble in the heat.


    Additional Info: I was going on the assumption that you were talking about getting a puppy. Similar statements would apply if you are planning to adopt through a rescue. Make sure they've spent enough time with the dog to know what it's personality is like and to make sure there aren't any bad behaviors that you aren't prepared to deal with. Most places will allow you to take the dog home for a period of time for a trial.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:05 PM GMT

    My grandparents had a St. Bernard when I was a kid. It was massive-we could ride him around like a horse. Unfortunately, he could jump my grandparents 6 ft. tall fence and roam the neighborhood, scaring old ladies and such. Due to his size, they decided to give him to a friend in the country.

    I had a golden lab as a kid-best dog ever! Everyone loved this dog-the only dog my mom ever allowed in the house. Later, I had a collie. Good dog but had way too much energy.

    My aunt had a German Shepherd-good dog but could be aggressive. Very loyal to my aunt and later my grandmother, when my aunt moved in with her.

    Sorry, no history with Newfoundlands.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    Do boyfriends count?
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    I can't imagine a better dog than Maslow, who was our Alaskan Malamute. At his peak he was 120 lbs, and a very charming, intelligent dog. Absolutely beautiful too, and very friendly. He lived until he was 14, and having been away for work when he was euthanized is one of my greatest regrets.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    I don't mind being predictable:

    GET A RESCUE!
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Yes, get a rescue. My family found Maslow at the ASPCA, and every dog except my parents' most recent has come from there.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    My boyfriend and I rescued a great dane from the Midwest Great Dane Rescue Association, and she's fantastic. A great apartment dog, very chill, well-behaved, a total sweetheart. I highly recommend getting a dane. They are incredibly gentle and lazy animals. That is, unless you want a dog who will play fetch with you for hours every day and you want to accompany you on zillion-mile runs every morning. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    I'm on my second golden retriever. They are insanely loyal... the best friend you'll ever have.

    I also vote for a rescue. If you must have a pure-bred, you can get one from a pure-bred rescue organization. Puppies are obnoxious anyways.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    I've never owned large dogs, but I do walk dogs and work at a grooming salon icon_razz.gif (I don't do the grooming.) Golden Retrievers are awesome dogs! The Newfoundland's are pretty cute too, but they might be heavy droolers along with the St. Bernard hahah
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
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    Iceblink saidPost pics of hot guys with dogs.

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    I like how he daintily has his hand on the dog's ass while the dog's expression is why the fuck am I being made to do this.
    If you think the dog's hip bone is it's ass then you need to learn more about anatomy.
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Get an akita
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidPost pics of hot guys with dogs.

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    Haha! And also... which breed of dog will make more gay guys notice me?
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    Jul 01, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    We had a great Dane named Khan when I was a teen. Best dog ever.