You got a BIG dog?

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    Feb 22, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    Interested in seeing who has a big dog...
    Difference in personality in big dog owners and small dog owners...
    What do you think?
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    Feb 22, 2010 5:42 AM GMT
    I had a border collie, I think they are relatively big. I don't consider myself to be the most masculine guy in the world if that's the correlation you are looking for though.
  • dmlove02

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    Feb 22, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    I have a Doberman, and he is the biggest lapdog ever. I got a doberman not because I wanted a big scary dog, but because of their loyalty and intelligence. A rescue situation was presented to me and I could not resist, and 2 years later he is living the good life!
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    Feb 22, 2010 10:47 AM GMT
    I used to have 150lb Rottweiler! My little boy and he died of cancer in 1998 the day after Christmas. He was only 5 years old, thought he was a lap dog and new about 100 words, smartest dog I ever had. he could walk on his hind legs (err hop). shake with each paw on command, knew the names of each of his toys, backyard, front yard, and tons of other words.

    R.I.P Buck
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    Feb 22, 2010 12:12 PM GMT
    I don't have a dog now, but always had big dogs in the past.

    1) Bulldog--Taffy
    2) 1/2 chocolate lab 1/2 german shepherd--Coco
    3) german shepherd--Rasta (don't ask, he was a ski bum like me)
    4) 1/2 siberian huskie 1/2 alaskan malamut--Skeets
    5) black lab--Molly the lesbian dog

    And all of them thought they were lap dogs.
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    Feb 22, 2010 1:16 PM GMT
    My most recent dogs in order have included a collie-husky mix at 50 pounds, a cocker spaniel-unknown mix at 30 pounds, a terrier-unknown mix at 15 pounds, and a couple of purebred miniature dachshunds at barely 10 pounds each. My dogs are shrinking in size, so I conclude I'm getting gayer. icon_wink.gif

    My partner, BTW, had a 175-pound Great Dane before we met, and he's far nellier than me. And he, too, had dachshunds, at the same time he had the Dane. He tells me walking the 3 of them was quite comical.
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    Feb 22, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    I have a boxer...
    I'd say his personality fits me pretty well... Def the love of my life!
    And a damn great looking dog!

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  • darryaz

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    Feb 22, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    Bodywork, he is beautiful!
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 22, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    I still think guys with big dogs are overcompensating for......something. My pup is a master ninja assassin and kills with cuteness.

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    Feb 22, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    I have TWO big dogs... but they are more like cat dogs.
    They are not like me AT ALL! They are lazy, graceful, docile, not aggressive, but they are outgoing, friendly and fast when they want to be. I love my girls, I can't imagine having any other breed.

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  • QHCAguy

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    Feb 22, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    Boxers here!

    Like Bodywork and his beautiful boxer, they fit me really well too!

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    Feb 22, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted - are those Whippets? Beautiful dogs.

    I would LOVE to have a Siberian Husky or Malamut as my friend** but it would be to cruel to ask him/her to live down here in the south.

    Instead I have 2 Shih Zhus, Opus and Pokey and they are the coolest dogs ever. And a cat, Twitchy. (They're all black and white.)

    **I don't think of dogs as "pets". Hate that word. They're such wonderful beings that I cannot think of them any less than I am. They're my equals. And that goes for all dogs and cats.



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    Feb 22, 2010 6:05 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidEasilyDistracted - are those Whippets? Beautiful dogs.

    I would LOVE to have a Siberian Husky or Malamut as my friend** but it would be to cruel to ask him/her to live down here in the south.

    Instead I have 2 Shih Zhus, Opus and Pokey and they are the coolest dogs ever. And a cat, Twitchy. (They're all black and white.)

    **I don't think of dogs as "pets". Hate that word. They're such wonderful beings that I cannot think of them any less than I am. They're my equals. And that goes for all dogs and cats.

    They are full size Greyhound rescues... thank you for the kind words, I think they are incredibly beautiful. I have a 16 year old cat too, she's the boss of us all.
    I hate the word "pets" too, I call them my companions because they keep me company... sometimes I wish my "companions" would pick up their own poop. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    had a golden... beautiful copper red she was gorgeous, now Im thinking Mastiff or something in the Spitz family...
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:09 PM GMT
    Chocolate Lab and a soft coated wheaten terrier
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
    bigeasydude saidEasilyDistracted - are those Whippets? Beautiful dogs.

    I would LOVE to have a Siberian Husky or Malamut as my friend** but it would be to cruel to ask him/her to live down here in the south.

    Instead I have 2 Shih Zhus, Opus and Pokey and they are the coolest dogs ever. And a cat, Twitchy. (They're all black and white.)

    **I don't think of dogs as "pets". Hate that word. They're such wonderful beings that I cannot think of them any less than I am. They're my equals. And that goes for all dogs and cats.





    If you get one that's a mix of the two they won't hate the heat quite as much, but I do have to applaud you for thinking about how they would handle the heat. My mix absolutely LOVED living in the mountains of Colorado and the winters of North Dakota.
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:23 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted saidI have TWO big dogs... but they are more like cat dogs.
    They are not like me AT ALL! They are lazy, graceful, docile, not aggressive, but they are outgoing, friendly and fast when they want to be. I love my girls, I can't imagine having any other breed.

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    One of my friends from volleyball had a brindle colored rescued greyhound named Commander. He used to like leaning on my because I'd scratch his ears.
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    Don't have one but if I did it would definitely be a Siberian husky. If not, then a laborador.
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:34 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidOne of my friends from volleyball had a brindle colored rescued greyhound named Commander. He used to like leaning on my because I'd scratch his ears.
    They both are big leaners, its very sweet. My brindle is very cuddly too, she loves to be spooned. My girls are Sydney (brindle) & Luna (black).
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    Here's my partner's late dog "Junior" as depicted in a painting commissioned of him. He was a 175-pound Harlequin Great Dane.

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    Feb 22, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidHere's my partner's late dog "Junior" as depicted in a painting commissioned of him. He was a 175-pound Harlequin Great Dane.

    Harlequin Great Dane's are SOOO beautiful!!
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:57 PM GMT
    I've got two large dogs . . Harley, a Shephard/Rottweiler mix, and Lily, a great dane.

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    I definitely think there's a difference in personality between small and large dog owners. I feel the bigger the dog, the more dominant you have to be at times.

    In general, though, I think a man who owns a dog is far sexier than the alternative since it shows the man has responsibility and loyalty to something other than his own self.
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    Feb 22, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    Skotlake saidI've got two large dogs . . Harley, a Shephard/Rottweiler mix, and Lily, a great dane.

    I definitely think there's a difference in personality between small and large dog owners. I feel the bigger the dog, the more dominant you have to be at times.

    In general, though, I think a man who owns a dog is far sexier than the alternative since it shows the man has responsibility and loyalty to something other than his own self.

    Both LIly and Harley are SOOO cute!
    I think a guy without a dog is MUCH sexier than a guy who has a dog that is out of control or poorly taken care of. I've dated guys who's dogs are aggressive or totally untrained messes and it's a total deal breaker for me.
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    Feb 22, 2010 7:08 PM GMT
    i have a big and large dog. rottweiler and a pekingese that looks likea lil ewok:
    the ewok:
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    Feb 22, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    2 boxers, 2 standard poodles ( not my choice), and we had 1 rhodesian ridgeback, who died 2 months ago icon_sad.gif and now we have a little girl rhodesian.