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General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Oh... My...... God...........
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:34:22 pm »
This link was in an ad in one of my Yahoo Dog Rescue Forums.

Rare Breed Mastiff Discussions / Re: Is a Fila right for my family?
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:28:14 pm »
:( ok, so we decided not to get this fila from the SPCA.  We visited him on Wednesday and there really wasnt any connection.  We wanted him for sure, but he didnt seem quite as interested as we were.  He showed great signs w/my son last Saturday, but it just seemed like he didnt want us.  My husband and I drove away from the SPCA kinda bummed.  My husband wanted to take him home and do a trial run, but I was just not comfortable with that idea.  The handler of the dog told us that he had also been doing research on the Gentle Giant Rescue down south (I'm in Sacramento)....does anyone have input on that? I saw a few posts mentioning the GG Rescue, but I can't find them now.  We would like this fila to find a good home, he is a good dog for the right person. 
I will PM you.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Re: Message Board Home
« on: February 16, 2006, 07:57:27 pm »
YAY!!!!!!! Michael fixed it!  ;D

Transporting & Traveling With Dogs / Re: Vehicle's For BPO pets
« on: February 16, 2006, 03:47:14 pm »
Wow this is a really good post,good info!
I have also been looking recently for a new vehicle to accomidate my little soon to be big Kayzer! I have A 2000 Intrepid
Beautiful car to ride in and drive but it always has something wrong with it.The material of the interior is the worst thing I have ever seen,Its like valcro.Everyth ing sticks to it and its really hard to get off, I hate it! Thinking about a Ford Escape! Did some research and it sounds pretty good on gas and quite roomy inside for an SUV. Im very relieved that Im not the only one buying a new car for my dog LOL

First mistake you bought MOPAR!  Boooo Hisssss!  :P  OK just so you know, I test drove the Escape when I was looking at cars in April (Nee was about 8 months old at the time).  I thought it was too small.  He couldn't lay down unless all the seats were down, (OH YES, I brought him with me) he was hunched in the back pushed between the back of the seats and the actual tail gate.  I don't even WANT to think about trying to do it with him now.  I guess if I never took anyone anywhere and if I only had the one Dog it would be OK.  Honestly though, Matt's mom just got the new Chevy HHR and I LOVE IT!  LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  You should check it out.  Tons of Cargo Room, AWESOME gas mileage, Great styling, low to the ground so easier for the babies to jump in and out of.  Just an idea :)

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« on: February 16, 2006, 03:40:48 pm »
I'm glad everything went so well for you!  I do want to clarify some things though, just to make sure.  :)

He is a full breed, but no papers (papers, shmapers, who cares!) and we can visit the breeder (about 20 mins away from our home) and ask questions about his parents.  His momma's from San Diego and his pop is from here (Sacramento) because the breeders wanted to make an extra precaution of not inbreeding. 
When you see the breeder try and get a pedigree.  Just because they live a ways apart doesn't mean they're not related :)  Only reason I even suggest this is that in breeding if done by an inexperienced breeder can double up on herditary defects, and you don't want to have to deal with that. 

  He doesn't drool, mainly kept his mouth shut the whole time we were together, but of course he does shed.  NO DROOL!!  :P
OK Danes, even ones that don't drool, have something we like to call bucket lips, whereby, they take a drink and a TON of water gets stored in their lips and they fling it all over the house.  Also a dog that doesn't drool when calm might get slingers when they're playing, excited, stressed, hungry or tired.

This sounds promising for you and if he's the right dog for your family I hope you get him! :)

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« on: February 15, 2006, 10:46:33 pm »
Spend as much time around Danes as you possibly can.  IN A HOUSE!  (I'm kind of negative sometimes because I work in Dane rescue and see alot of people dump off their Dane's because they didn't really think it through).  Seeing a 160 pound dog in the dog park is one thing, seeing it in your house is another.  I love my baby, but he's constantly knocking things over with his big butt, not to mention the lethal tail.  And you can't stop suddenly ever because you'll be prying a big blocky head out of your bum.  They're the world's worst tailgaters, they won't leave you alone for a second.  They are SOOOOOO sensitive so be very careful with their feelings.  They do all have different personalities though.  I saw you asked if they were all friendly.  Some are.  Some aren't.  My boy is stand offish with strangers.  Usually he'll warm up in about 15-30 minutes, sometimes not.  Some Danes just want nothing to do with strangers.  They're a very high maintanance breed emotionally. 

If you have a Great Dane, you don't have a dog, you have a Dane, and there's no other way I can explain it.  No other breed can prepare you for this one.  best thing to do is research, research, research (I can give you a bunch of links if you're interested), and then after thinking about ALL the pros and cons, figure out if a Dane will fit with your family, and then take the plunge.  :)  Where do you live?  Maybe you're close enough to someone around here that you can meet their baby! 

I wouldn't count on it.  When she got her 3 Puppymill/BYB dogs they recieved tens of thousands of letters and emails begging her to do an adoption show.  She never did.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: STOOOOOPID Ticket mongers!
« on: February 15, 2006, 09:01:43 am »
Ang - I realize it won't ease your frustration regarding the ticket issue (which sucks by the way)!  BUT - if it's the same concert tour that just rolled through Canada - I'd save your money...

Is LIVE opening for them?  Seriously - they were the only good thing about the show.  Nickelback was not good at all (and I like them - they're from Alberta after all!) but I've seen them before (before they got real popular) and this show SUCKED in comparison.  Awful...

Just my opinion (but) thought I'd let you know just the same.  LIVE was awesome though.  Awesome.  ;)

No, it's with Trapt and 10 Years (For some reason the bands they've been advertising are different than what the venue says).  Don't really like Trapt, except for "Headstrong", LOVE 10 Years.  I totally love Nickelback's new CD and I'm typically not a mainstream person.  I was wicked sheltered and have been to like one rock concert in my entire life.  It was a free outdoor concert with Theory of a Deadman when they were starting to get big.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: STOOOOOPID Ticket mongers!
« on: February 15, 2006, 08:58:42 am »
Is it the concert at Mohegan Sun? We were thinking of going but tickets at the Sun were $40 and up plus it's in the middle of the week.

No it's at the Verizon Center in Manchester.

Anything Non-Dog Related / STOOOOOPID Ticket mongers!
« on: February 13, 2006, 05:52:57 pm »
OK.  Matt was having a rough day today.  I decided to buy him tickets to the Nickelback concert that is playing here MARCH 30th.  A month and a half away.  OK, well I go and the tickets were originally $34 - $45.  OK fine.  Well they are all SOLD.  The tickets only went on sale a little while ago.  Don't get me wrong though, they aren't sold out.  They're all on the scalper sites for like $85 - $250 each.  ARGHHHH this makes me so MAD!  Seriously.  I refuse to use a scalper.  I  HATE THEM NOW!  It's now like a personal vendetta.  I'm considering going to the concert anyways just to beat up scalpers.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrr.


Shhhhhh Don't tell anyone or they'll start to expect things from me :P

Go to www.yousendit. com  They'll compress it and give you a  link

Games & Jokes / Re: Song Title Game
« on: February 13, 2006, 03:25:10 pm »
Open Arms (Journey) = Saturate (Breaking Benjamin)

I don't think anyone on this site is "bragging" about their danes' size. There is nothing wrong with talking about how big everyone's dog is, I think it's very educational. Obviously we all love big dogs or we wouldn't be on this website.

Yes, but we talk about ALL aspects of our Big Paws.  Their awesome personalities, their drool, ect.  We don't dwell on how big they are.

Ang I wasnt trying to brag about Grey  :-[ I honestly wished he was done growing, he is 36 in and I would perfer if he didnt grow anymore. Only I wish is that Grey would put on more weight, he has put on some weight but he is still so thin. I hope you didnt take my post as bragging cause I wasnt.

NO Honey of course not!  You've even told me you wish he'd stop!  I'm talking about the people to whom size is the first/only thing that matters.  The people who breed the Texas/Goliath/Dino Danes that live to be 5 years old because their hearts can't keep up with themselves, or who get put down because their joints can't support their bodies.  The people who ALL they want to talk about is their dog's size, like it's an accomplishment .  I know you're not like that :)

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