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large and giant breed ideas please

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by harmeetjohal, Jun 2, 2010.


  1. harmeetjohal

    harmeetjohal PetForums Senior

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    i would love another large breed, currently have a leonberger, would want a large/giant breed wouldnt mind a cross, would love a ddb but not sure if i could live with that much drool....
    my simba is lovely, and loves kids, although me and my wife dont hae kids we have family that do.... so would want a child friendly dog.... would get another leo but the hair is an issue at times.... any ideas??
     
  2. Danielle P

    Danielle P PetForums Member

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    Bullmastiff?

    We have had bullys for 15 years, I was 10 when we had our first and my baby sister was 1, she has grown up with them, they are such beautiful dogs, real gentle giants :)
     
  3. Colette

    Colette PetForums VIP

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    Most of the giants tend to be either hairy, slobbery or both...

    What about the sighthounds? Wolfhounds and deehounds are both giant in size, lovely natured dogs, but not the drool of the mastiffs or quite so much hair as the newfy / leo / pyr types.
     
  4. harmeetjohal

    harmeetjohal PetForums Senior

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    they are lovely... but i want something a little bigger.... altho did see a bullmastiff cross dane girl about 2 months ago she was lovely...
     
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    Bernese Mountain Dog? They seem to have a similar laid back temprement to Leos.
     
  6. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    I second one of the sighthounds wolfhounds or deerhounds. There's not many of the giant breeds that don't drool much
     
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    Wolfhound moult loads though - it's like tumbleweed across my kitchen floor and I have to sweep it up everyday. :D Wolfhounds ar big softies, I'm not so keen on the deerhounds though. The ones I've met haven't had the gentle attitude of the wolfie.

    Great Dane definitely less hair there. :)
    Or an estrela mountain dog - I think these are beautiful.
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    I have a DDB/English Mastiff. The drool is manageable and you get used to it.
     
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    if you dont want hairy DO NOT get a malamute, they're giant fuzzies :)
     
  10. Bearpaw

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    Not sure where you are but there was some Leo crosses advertised here this week!
    Leos are gorgeous dogs :)
     
  11. harmeetjohal

    harmeetjohal PetForums Senior

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    that sounds like a lovely mix
     
  12. harmeetjohal

    harmeetjohal PetForums Senior

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    what were they crossed with??? most people dont cross leos?
     
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    Bearpaw PetForums VIP

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    Oh gosh,im not sure now,will see if i can find the ad.
     
  14. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Of course we're hairy we have to have something to keep us warm at minus 35C. :rolleyes:
    But hell look no drool!;)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. harmeetjohal

    harmeetjohal PetForums Senior

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    is that a Sarplaninac? i have never seen one in the flesh.... they are lovely dogs.... you got anymore pics???
     
  16. Bearpaw

    Bearpaw PetForums VIP

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    Oh what a stunning dog! lucky you
     
  17. Nicky10

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    Your dogs are just stunning Zaros :001_wub: pretty sure I've said that before
     
  18. alaun

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    Gorgeous Oscar and Zara - how are they today?
     
  19. sequeena

    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    Yes she is rather lovely :)

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  20. Nicky10

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    Look at that smile :001_wub:
     
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