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Bull mastiff, Grate Dane, Afghan hound

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by nicola1980, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. nicola1980

    nicola1980 PetForums Member

    Oct 5, 2008
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    Ok I'm in the middle of doing my research for my next dog we have it narrowed down to 3 a Afghan hound a Bull mastiff or a Grate Dane at the moment the Afghan hound is the front runner.

    What I want to know is has/dose anyone live with any of these breed of dogs? and if so can you tell me what they are like to live with, it's all well and good doing research but there is nothing like listening to someone that has first hand experience with them.
    Thanks Nicola.
  2. SpringerHusky

    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

    Nov 6, 2008
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    I should hope you don't have a grated dane :eek: (j/k)

    a friend of mine breed great danes, they are fantastic dogs very lovable and so goofy, i'm yet to be convinced if there's anything going on up there in their heads but they make up for it.

    Just be prepared to fork out on food and vet bills to the max, I don't mean that danes are necessarily unhealthy but god when something goes wrong your wallet goes behond burning a hole it explodes. My friend's 7 month pup broke his leg it's cost her over £800, good thing she's insured :rolleyes:

    either way they are lovley dogs and i'd have on in a heart beat if I could, also be aware you may become personal leaning posts :001_tt2:
  3. Nicci

    Nicci Guest

    I had Bullmastiffs before going into Bulldogs, great family dogs but if you don't put lots of consistant training in and socialise with other dogs, expect fireworks.
    If you already have another dog, go for the opposite sex they don't generally do well in same sex households but of course there are exceptions to every rule :)

    Good Luck x
  4. Varkhond

    Varkhond PetForums Member

    Mar 1, 2009
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    YouTube - Afghan Hound beautiful

    Ouch, that dog got better hair then all the most famous models we know. :rolleyes: If your little slack like me, i would stay away from a dog with that kinda high maintenance coat!! I do agree its a nice looking dog, but so are great danes and mastiffs (cant stomach the neapolitan though). I don't have any experience with those hounds, but reading abit on the net they seem the most calm and easy to train out of the three. :)
  5. tiddlypup

    tiddlypup PetForums VIP

    Oct 4, 2008
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    got to say dane,i have a dane,had em for 26+ yrs,fantastic dogs,very very sensitive,loyal and intelligent,people dogs,once you have had a dane your hooked:D
  6. i_love_danes

    i_love_danes PetForums Newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
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    I have got 2 great danes it was my partner that wanted 1 at first not me cause i just kept thinkin of the size of them and i had 2 little ones at this point. We did alot of readin up on the breed and spoke to a few breeders and i have never looked back i would never have another breed of dog they are such a joy to own :). They are loyal and love there cuddles on the couch with us, there great with the kids and such a joy to be around so i have to say get a dane :D :)
  7. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

    Jan 2, 2009
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    I'd reccommend a dane :)

    i've never had one, but never in my life have I heard anything negative about their temperament, and they are a breed that I can't see myself without in the future (my parents won't have one but as soon as I move out, a Dane is at the top of my list :))
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