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I want to have a long haired Great Dane.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by justbugged, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Would the world be a better place with an long haired Great Dane?

    I would love to create a sub breed of dog. I know that a number of breeds are also considered pure even with long hair.

    I have a strong preference for long haired dogs. I own a Komondor, and I am fairly certain that he will be the last extremely large dog that will live with us. I adore him, but this house is way to small for a dog the size that I want to live with. But if I had the right home, a long haired Great Dane would be nearly perfect for me. I still am fairly certain that a Komondor Great Dane cross, would be over kill in the dog world. [​IMG]

    I am twisted enough to have considered a Mastiff, Komondor, Great Dane cross. That might be even more perfect. Then I would toss in a South Russian Ovtcharka. That might be a little over the top. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2010

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    You would almost need a separate house for a dog like that....

    Or a huge dog barn.
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    An Irish Wolfhound might satisfy your need for a very, very large hairy dog.
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Saw an absolute gorgeous blue merle grate dane pup at the animal swap last week-end. If I had room for a horse I would have snatched him up. The people had 7 pups left out of 14 and said they go through 50# of puppy food every 5 days...
  5. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Songster

    Jul 8, 2009
    North Carolina, USA
    Please read about crossing LGD dogs like a Komondor with working dogs such as Danes or Mastiffs. It's not an advisable cross. Why not just get a Great Pyrenees? Or a Borzoi?
  6. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    An Afghan is almost the same thing as a dane with hair. Same body type, a little less slobber and loads and loads and loads of hair. I've seen some Afghans that are every bit as tall as a dane too.
  7. jodief100

    jodief100 Songster

    Apr 21, 2010
    N Kentucky/Cincinnati
    How about a saluki? They are very large dogs with beautiful, soft long hair.

  8. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Songster

    Aug 9, 2009
    [​IMG] i second the irish wolfhound why would you wanna breed big dogs if you said u dont have enough room for the one you already have ?
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Irish Wolfhounds ARE big!

    Borzois, my favorite, had three of them, they are a little smaller in height than the Wolfhounds but their coat is more fine, depending on the bloodlines and texture and curls. And they dont go thru much feed as the Wolfhounds.

    IMO, from the Borzoi breeder, Oaklara's, told me that Borzois are not normally "kid-bomb" dogs, they are a bit high strung and they can not tolerate rambeous kids of toddler age. Good for kids of 10 years or older which they are not bouncing off the walls. That is her general opinion of the Borzoi unless you get one as a pup that has exposure to kids.

    Both breeds LOVE the couches so be prepared to either to train them to stay off the couch OR have a good throw on them to get less hair on the couches.

    I love both breeds.
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


    BRF - Is that your beautiful boy?

    Cannot imagine a long haired dane [​IMG]

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