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  1. #11

    oh I forgot to tell you that you can see some pics of my pets here in the forum. You find it in: Anecdotes and Stories here in the forum. My name is standing there and it are only two threads there in. The newest is my.

    LG, Susi
    In dubio pro reo: Im Zweifel für den Angeklagten

  2. #12
    :) The dog in my avatar is my Great Dane, Brutus. Also originally from your country :) Though I do beileve y'all have another name you call them..."Deutsche Dogge" :D

    The most loving a sweet hearted gentle giant out there IMO. lol They are my obsession to say the least. I'll be adding another one to the house very soon :)
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

  3. #13

    oh a Deutsche Dogge.... I thought it to myself when I saw your Avatar first time!

    This dogs are like you said gentle giants and the hugest dog of the whole world I think. I sometimes read this information. I like this dogs too. But I think I will not be able to adopt one because they need a big house and a lot of them do not become really old because their huge body.

    My Paul sometimes played with a spain dogge and she was also about 60cm tall but she was only 6 months and Paul is 1,5 years! Her owner said she grows up so quick that her dog friends never want to play with her because she is so great and they never beliefe she is a baby like them.

    But Paul liked playing with her and I think she was a really nice and bautiful animal.

    LG, Susi
    In dubio pro reo: Im Zweifel für den Angeklagten

  4. #14
    I'm not sure they are the largest are they Country? I think the Irish wolf hound is the biggest in dogdome, isn't it?
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  5. #15
    The Irish wolfhound has the largest size listed in it's breed standard with it's minimum height being larger than that of the Great Dane's (Deutsche Dogge) minimum height.

    But so far to date there have been no Irish wolfhounds to take the record for world's tallest dogs like the Great Dane has. The world's current tallest dog is Gibson a harlequin Great Dane. :) (Though Irish Wolfhounds are typically longer in the body than a Dane is)

    Now to kojote's comments. Great Danes (Deutsche Dogge's) do not require as much room as you would think. I have lived in a very small apartment with 2 of these giants with no issues. :) They are very laid back and don't require the extreme excerise that some small breeds require. Plus IMO they make some of the best house pets because of their laid back and gentle nature.

    As far as longevity go, IF you get a Great Dane from a reputable breeder you can expect a fairly good lifespan. I know a few Danes that are currently 10 years and older. The trick is aquiring a well bred, healthy dog from a breeder who truely knows the breed and does nessesary health testing before breeding.

    The next trick is knowing how to properly care for a Dane. Many people, including many vets are unaware of aliments that plaugue this wonderful breed due to their rapid growth rate. Proper, quality nutrition is KEY in having a healthy happy pet for a very long time. No puppy kibbles or foods over 24% protein and 12%-14% fat. Keeping protein levels down helps slow down the growth a bit so they grow more evenly and can help you bypass aliments such a PANO and HOD (deadly).

    I do believe that if more people were educated on the proper care of these gentle giants then many would be living a much longer and fuller life.

    To tell you the truth, even if you aquire a rescue Great Dane and only have a few years with it, those few years are well worth it IMO. sorry y'all. Got me off on a Great Dane chatter spree there. :)
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

  6. #16

    oh it´s very interesting what you said! I got some of my wrong informations from a good TV show where they work with animal rescue houses in germany we say Tierheim to this. I believed what they said but they only work with deutschen Doggen from the animal rescue houses and this dogs are often old or ill or come from an owner who didn´t know a lot of dogs. So it could be that they told the people their experiences with the dogs which owner never liked them and gave them into the animal rescue house (Tierheim).

    I never had a great dane so I can´t say something about my own experience but if an owner of this dogs says something different than me I think he knows more than me.

    At the moment I think that I will adopt an American Indian Dog in future but if I will get two dogs the second dog would be an poodle-basset mix, middle poodle, a german shepard or perhaps a great dane. But I don´t know what will happens in future if I get one or two dogs... I don´t know! The things you told me about the deutschen Doggen helped me really and I know more about this wonderful gentle giants now. Thank you for giving me this tips! :) :)

    LG, Susi
    In dubio pro reo: Im Zweifel für den Angeklagten

  7. #17
    LOL, no problem. I'm always available for "Dane chatter". They truely are a wonderful breed who tugs greatly at my heartstrings but I also know they aren't the perfect dog for everyone. :)

    Good luck in your dog search...hopefully in the future you get just what your looking for. And BTW- I love poodle mixes of almost any variety, thought I've never seen a poodle/basset mix. I'm sure they are adorable!! :)
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

  8. #18
    hello susi, welcome to the forum!
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  9. #19
    Welcome to the forum, your English is amazing, I am so happy to know that you are so carrying with your pets. Good !

  10. #20
    welcome my mom was from Germany Kharlsruhle
    glad you joined

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