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Looking to get a new dog but can't decide...

I was looking into getting a Dane, but I am not sure if I will trust them around the little ones.. I really would like a larger dog though, as I am not big on smaller dogs.. I have a small dog now.. and Don't want another one..

I have always wanted a Dane and so has my husband.. We were also looking in a lab or a golden retriever..

Any thoughts? And breeds that are big and known for being gentle giants or loyal? I know retrievers and maybe St. Benards?

Any help or ideas? It would be appreciated.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Pets

Answers (14)
  • my cousin has a weimeriner (not sure i spelled it right) they are pretty good sized dogs and are great with the kids..she babysits everyday and she says its always playing with the kids....

    Answer by SPC.armywife at 5:47 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • i totally love my standard poodle. she is the sweetest and everyone loves her. plus they are #2 on the smartest dogs list.

    Answer by melody77 at 9:02 PM on Oct. 28, 2009


    Our dog is Boxer/Rhodisean Ridgeback. He is a great dog. There are many great dogs in shelters that are needing homes. Check you local shelters.


    Answer by RaeLynn1221 at 9:39 PM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • labs and goldens are great dogs, after the puppy stage. they are horrific puppies, and can be quite clumsy knocking down very little kids when playing. i've always wanted a Great Dane also and have been around them, they seem to be gentle and affectionate, i've yet to see one aggressive. i say go for the great dane.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:10 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • I'd say check out the dogs at your local shelter. The best dogs we've ever had have been shelter dogs. Plus you can give them a second chance considering a lot of those animals would be put to sleep you could save their lives

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Danes are gentle and kind, not to mention beautiful!

    Answer by jillisue808 at 10:05 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Danes are good! I would stay away from Weims though. I know of at least two personally that do not like kids! They are pretty high maintenace too. Love Danes though. Bull mastiffs are incredibly gentle too.

    Answer by Rowdyblues at 11:55 AM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • I have a 6 month old dane puppy. She is the most well behaved puppy I have ever met. In the house. When she's outside my 3 yo is not out there with her just cause well she's a huge puppy. Our only concern with them is she's a leaner when she comes up and down the steps. I would recommend a dane.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:06 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • oh I should also mention she thinks at 70 plus pounds she's a cute lapdog. She takes up half the couch. : )

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:07 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • I was actually just looking into this for my sister, and one large breed that they said was really good with kids was a Newfounland.

    Answer by MommyLi288 at 2:25 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

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