61 thoughts on “VERY Big Dogs

      1. I agree with the little dog syndrome my parents had Jack Russells…but I have known people with large breed dogs some as you say gentle giants but others had iffy temperaments all down to training or lack off I guess in the main x

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  1. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog as large as those, either they are abnormally big or standing/sitting next to very tiny people 😁😁😁

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  2. I have two Irish Setters. One is pushing 80 lbs, the other is 65. Had one once that was 105. I don’t mind size, but the slobber I can do without! I’ve had friends who rescued Newfies and Mastiffs, and have always harbored a desire for an Irish Wolfhound. The best thing about a big dog is the hugs.

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    1. Ollie weighs 60 pounds, and is very ‘chunky’. Slobber is a real issue with his jowls, especially when he has eaten anything. I would loved to have had a huge dog, but the biggest I managed was a large long-haired German Shepherd.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Those are more like bears! After I saw Peter Pan, when I was a kid I always wanted a St Bernard. Not sure what I would have now. I love Shelties and Collies but I would probably settle for the oldest, saddest dog in a shelter.

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    1. Rescuing a dog is better than paying a fortune for a specialist breed. But so many shelter dogs have issues, whether medical, or psychological. Most are the fault of neglectful humans of course.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. They are gorgeous, but you need to have space (and yes, the money to feed them and look after them properly). None of them would fit in my mother’s apartment. There’s hardly enough space for the two of us! Thanks, Pete! I think Ollie has the right size. β™₯

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    1. I love to see those big breeds, but dread to think of how they can dominate your life. From the size of your house, to having to have a huge vehicle to transport them in. Plus Vet bills and food of course. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Our Newfoundland, Nelly, doesn’t eat that much, but does need a fair bit of grooming to look and feel good. I’ve adapted house cleaning routines to cope with hair, drool, etc. She doesn’t get up on couches or beds, but does have an extra large dog bed. She’s a sweetie!

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    1. The popularity of huge dogs is growing, and I suspect breeders are selecting only the biggest dogs to breed from. Great Danes tend to have heart problems now. One of my neighbours has one that cannot be exercised properly, as running puts too much of a strain on his heart. The most he can do is to walk around the back garden. That’s a sad result of over-selective breeding.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I suppose they feed them on a LOT of food, not sure what. My step-daughter’s huge dog eats ‘Fresh’, a special food bought by home delivery that is supposedly carefully selected for the breed. He seems to be doing very well on it.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. It’s not that they don’t interest me, it’s just that I cannot understand why somebody would want a creature of that size in their house. I think of the hairs, the mess, and the cost of feeding them and taking them to the vet. I’d also sneeze to eternity…

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        1. My step-daughter has a dog that is huge. He is well trained, but still takes up the space of a large sofa. People who love huge dogs don’t worry bout the downside of having them, but they would be too much for me. Ollie is big enough. πŸ™‚

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          1. When Marc’s band had outgrown our garage, they found a caravan to practise in which was on land owned by a girlfriend of the rhythm guitarist. The girlfriend had a huge Irish wolfhound that liked to sit on her sofa. However, once he had sat on it there was no room for anybody else. He eventually had to be put down after he started attacking people. I am always wary as to whether a dog will attack me after a horrible childhood incident.

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  6. the food truck arrives at 5pm each night – it is an articulated lorry – arrives full – leaves empty – its next stop Beetley – sorry Ollie

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