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I'm not certain what the Great Dane might add to the mix,  but Apollo might give you a good basis for comparison. He's St. Bernard/Mastiff/Akita, so the coloring and general shape would be correct.

These pups might be a bit lanky-ier, but then again, the Mastiff or St. Bernard Genes could beat out all comers and you could end you with a Tank just like my boy.  ;D

Probably wouldn't have the tail curl, and the fur type could be a crap-shoot! No matter what though, you're more than likely going to have drool....

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Newfie Info Please
« on: September 06, 2007, 06:42:56 am »
thanks :)
Ive never heard anything about Newfies getting hot spots from wearing there collars while wet. I hope shes ok? Thank you for telling me that in case I get a Newfie.
Thank you again :)
Oh, what sort of exersize do you give your Newfie daily?
Thanks again :)

Usually with Onyx, we let "the Herd" into the backyard, and let him determine his own level of play, with our supervision. He's larger than everyone except Apollo, so there's no danger of him being ran over. *LOL* Onyx has a mild heart murmur, so our Vet recommended that we allow Onyx to set his own pace, as he's good about listening to his body, and telling us when he's all done playing.

We take a lot of trips on the weekends, going hiking or off-roading, and the herd is usually with us. For Onyx, he walks with me, as I'm disabled myself, so I get to be the pace-setter (Hah, there are benefits to getting old!) and this allows me to watch him carefully for signs of stress of tiredness.

Mostly I've found that they're content with a good walk a day, (more if you can possibly spare it, because they love to be gawked at by other folks on the street!) and some dedicated play on the weekends. Swimming is one of the best things you can do for them, great for their joints, and it appeals to their inner nature.


Oh, I forgot to add....the pics of him may look a bit...odd. We decided to try a new look for him, and went for a "puppy cut". He looked adorable. They even left his mohawk!

It was great to experience (really cut down on the daily vacumming load) but I kinda missed my wollie bear, so I don't think I'll be repeating the experience. It wasn't horrible or anything..infa ct, we all got a good laugh about Onyx and his "velvet pants suit".

However...It really emphasised how....funny a Newfy looks. Did you ever notice how BIG their leg bones are? I mean really....they're HUGE! We keep Onyx lean and trim, because I worry about his joints and stuff, so it really looks....inter esting. *snicker*

Heyla gang, and smooches all around!

Rumors of our kidnapping by the sasquatches were completely unfounded. Apollo ate them, and caught a bad case of indegestion.

Zeus has manageed to eat his way through half of the Olympic National Forest...tragi c really. That's why Mother Nature never intended for dogs to breed with woodchucks really.

Onyx has decided to take on the role of breadwinner in the family...and is currently practicing for his role as a travelling carpet salesman. his job...

to be the carpet. Now, there's a surprise.  ::) :D

Seriously though, I've just been snowed under with School, new job, new music band. Ah, la vida loca. I try to at least read through the posts to keep up with you chatty lot...even if I can't squeeze in a post.

Miss you all terribly, keep posting the pics of those adorable puppers.

On a side note....great hoppin' horny-toads...Fumble got got *really* big while we were away. Onyx is really envious. He said it must be the East Coast air.

And now, for some pics of Onyx. There are not really any of Apollo, he's been incredibly ungracious lately. We had a bit of a scare with him in March. Apparently, he finally "bit off more than he could chew"; somehow he managed to rip off the top half of a BLACK kong and swallowed a piece the size of my fist. It lodged in his intestines, (we didn't find the toy until he started puking....ever ywhere *shudder*) and they ended up cutting him open from his ***** almost to his breastbone. 7 days in the emergency hospital, 14 more days in the "Cone of Shame" (cue appropriate music) and he still give us the evil eye from time to time like it was all our fault. I told him his garbage-gut ways would backfire on him one day....

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: Attention Newfie Owners!
« on: August 13, 2007, 07:12:02 am »
Onyx. Is. A. FOUNTAIN.

And I'm pretty sure that there are not enough towels left on the planet for all the floogers. Sorry if that scared ya off, but eh, it is what it is.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: i need advice, family related.
« on: January 29, 2007, 05:09:59 pm »
1 - Military Spouses can use their husband/wife's GI Bill for schooling.

2 - Check out your bases in the area. Many of them have an on-base "campus" for the local universities/colleges, and there is usually child-care available.

3 - As someone else said, there are many colleges (espeically community) that offer child-care during their day courses schedule.

KAYA found a  home. She now resides in Alaska. So happy day, one more baby found a loving home!!!!

This poor girl's Master has passed away, and this poor girl needs a home. Here's her specifics...
Name: Kaya
Age: 5 years
Sex: Female
Spayed: Yes
Breed: Purebred Akita (I do not know if there are papers)
Weight: 130lbs

Kaya is very freindly, good with other dogs, no experience with cats or Kids, but shows no agression.


I have not met this lovely lady personally, a co-worker of mine called and asked for my help, as she knows that I post here often, and rave about you guys all the time. If there's anyone in Washington State, or even Oregon who might have an interest in this doll, please let me know, so that I can get you in touch with her foster family.

She's not in a shelter, and doesn't need to be re-fostered, we're looking for a permanent family to place her with.

Due to her breed, I advise coming and meeting her before placing. Being owned by an Akita takes a certain kind of temperment and personality. These are absolutely lovely darlings though, as I'm sure many on here can attest to. Please help me find a home for this baby.

Holiday Things / Re: Who is going to make it for the reveal chat?
« on: December 21, 2006, 04:51:59 am »
I'm not going to be able to be there. The Windstorms of last week knocked out all of our power and cable lines. They've managed to patch together our power, but the cable lines could be out for months. I'm on cable-modem, so for now, my only internet access is at work, and I'll be long gone from here before 6. I'll have to PM my SS person tomorrow. I'll wait until just before I leave from work drag out the suspence. I'll take lots of pics, and try to get them up here sometime this weekend. (I'll sneak over to a friend's house and scam off their computer)

Have a great time everyone, and Happy Howl-i-days to you all.

Pointer Discussions & Pictures / Re: Gauge is causing trouble
« on: December 08, 2006, 03:53:06 am »
I think Nicole hit it on the head...he's had his "puppy license" revoked. They'll put up with a lot of misbehavior from a pup, bbut once they hit that magical age, the older dogs will let him know in no uncertain terms that he needs to toe the line.

As far as the lap-time, that's pecking order right there. Apollo is convinced that Onyx shouldn't be allowed in my lap, and he'll grumble and growl and glare to try and make him move. I put him in a down stay and continue to love on Onyx. Once Onyx is done (never takes him very long, he get's too hot laying on the couch) I'll invite Apollo up and let him have his time.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: What Photo editor do you use??
« on: December 08, 2006, 12:00:44 am »
I use Adobe Photoshop CS2. It was bloody expensive though, and probably *way* more than I need. (I got conned, I'm not ashamed to admit...)

Adobe has a scaled-down version, I think it's called Photoshop Essentials...o r something along those lines. I've heard nothing but good about it, and it's way more reasonable price-wise.

Holiday Things / Re: Arn't those gifts for me???? (pics)
« on: December 06, 2006, 11:55:12 pm »
What a darling baby. She just wanted to help Mom!!

**sigh** I was such a bad Secret Santa. I *cannot* wrap gifts. Apparently, I'm all thumbs when it comes to wrapping paper. (I'm the person they made those wicked cool bags for!!) So I placed all the pressies in my mailing box, and the Pups wrote a letter (via my opposable digits) to go on top.

Holiday Things / Re: I've found a new love for going to my mailbox!!!!!!
« on: December 05, 2006, 12:07:26 am »
My mailbox had like 7 cards in it yesterday. I loved opening them all. I've got to say though, I simply looved Kobi's sticker!!! I carefully peeled it off that flap and taped it to the inside of the card. Too cute....

My husband LOVED Cirra as well. Beautiful.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Re: embedded collar question
« on: December 05, 2006, 12:04:00 am »
With the trama she associates with the might try a harness instead. There's a couple of harnesses out there that have a "handle" that you can grab that works just like a short leash. Just a thought...

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Its moving day!
« on: November 29, 2006, 02:55:00 am »
Here's to an easy, worry-free transition for you and your loved ones. We'll see you when you get back!!!

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