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Old 04-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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I read that and immediately thought Berner.
This. Definitely a Berner. And then join and give lots of pictures.
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English Mastiff as well.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:59 PM
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Dane

Berners are awesome but health problems are more rampant (especially cancer)

St Bernards....they seemed to have changed a lot on the whole as of late but ones like I had growing up would be awesome.


Or what about an Irish Wolfhound?
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I thought Berner as well. Or the right dane. There's a breeder not far from me that breeds danes for longevity. It's not uncommon for them to get into their teens.
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Berners are a "heartbreak breed". Very probe to early cancer and it doesn't matter how well bred they are

An 80lb+ range doesn't have to be a giant breed. My collie was 82lbs at a good weight and 26", great with other dogs, good with all people, good house dog, etc. Greys can be in that range, as well as the bigger sight hounds. Some foxhound and coonhound lines can get pretty big but not sure on the weight. Bloodhounds are big dogs and some can be really cool, more athletic then you'd think. I think Setters can be up to 27" tall, so that would probably be in the right size range if she went to the right breeder. They might be too high energy though.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:38 PM
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An 80lb+ range doesn't have to be a giant breed. My collie was 82lbs at a good weight and 26", great with other dogs, good with all people, good house dog, etc. Greys can be in that range, as well as the bigger sight hounds. Some foxhound and coonhound lines can get pretty big but not sure on the weight. Bloodhounds are big dogs and some can be really cool, more athletic then you'd think. I think Setters can be up to 27" tall, so that would probably be in the right size range if she went to the right breeder. They might be too high energy though.
Collie meets everything except the size. Some collies certainly are 80+, but Logan's 26" and 72 pounds (he would use a couple pounds extra...I think 74 or 75 would be optimal for him). Female tend to be much smaller than that, and some are downright tiny.

How set is she on size? What kind of dogs did she grow up with? I grew up with GSDs, with males in the 80-120 pound range. I've found I actually prefer a slightly smaller dog, but still large. Logan's my perfect size.

Many of the giant dogs are DA/DR or have major health issues, or both.
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80 was on the low end, she would like a large dog in the Dane, Berner, St. Bernard size range. And it's right up there as one of the top needs. She grew up with big dogs and prefers them.

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll pass them on. I'd anyone has any breeders for those dogs suggested feel free to pm me!
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Leonberger was my first thought as well. They are my favorite giant breed, and from what I have heard, a bit less prone to the common giant dog health issues.
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Leonberger was my suggestion to her as well!

I really like the one I met and what I've read about them they seem to fit what she is looking for. Anyone know any breeders?
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