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  1. BlackPuppy

    BlackPuppy Owned by Belgians

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    Has anybody else noticed recently there seems to be a trend towards BIG dogs?

    It seems like a lot of people are getting Mastiffs of some sort, or the Newfie, St. Bernard, Great White Pyrenese breeds these days. In my neighborhood there's a new Saint Bernard,and also some kind of Mastiff. My one neighbor had a Newfie and ended up rehoming it before it was one year old.
     
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    I've always wanted a newfie. I'm still hoping I'll get one one day (I'll probably look at rescues first). But no, I haven't noticed more of them around, sadly lol.
     
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    Somebody in my neighborhood recently got a Neo Mastiff... They have NO IDEA what they're doing... and then I saw a Fila at PetSmart the other day. LOL.
     
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    I would LOVE an Irish wolfhound.

    I just had a client call about her new pup-- a great pyr/ st Bernard mix.
     
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    Opposite for me personally, I have ALWAYS been a Dane girl I cut my teeth on them so to speak with showing and training. While getting more into the dog world as an adult has made it clear that though I love the bigger guys they just dont fit into what I want in a dog.

    But recently the bigger is better trend is getting popular here to X2 if its a rare breed.
     
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    The big dog trend peaked around my area about a year or two ago. You couldn't go anywhere without seeing some sort of large or giant breed. Kijiji was also flooded with large/giant dog litters.

    Now a lot of those dogs are gone (the owners still live around here, you just don't see the dogs anymore) and we have an influx of small dogs in the neighborhood.
     
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    I think part of it is that people feel less secure -- a large dog brings a sense of protection, whether the dog is truly protective or not. Just the presence of a large dog can make a difference, or make us feel that way.

    Also, it's beginning to be more known that big dogs ARE easy house dogs.
     
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    I don't see many big dogs around here, a couple of Danes, but my Pyr is the biggest I see and people freak out when they see her because she's so big.

    I got her out of a sense of protectiveness, it was our main reasoning, we were military back then and my husband was gone all the time, so having a huge dog made me feel more secure :) I love the pyr because of their protectiveness and the fact that they are amazing family dogs <3
     
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    I've noticed an increase in Danes and big hairy dogs recently. Within the last year or so, I'd say. I think all breeds and types of dogs eventually go through their stages. Doesn't help that there is a byb around here that regularly breeds St. Bernards, St. Bernard/Newf and St. Bernard/Leonberger mixes.
     
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    The small dog trend was big. Really big. Some of it is probably just that waning.

    I'm still getting a Newf or a St. one of these days. Depends on where I am living though as to which!
     
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    hmm, I haven't noticed. There's always been a huge variety of dogs around here. I did notice a few years ago the trend went to "extremes", people wanting either "teacup" puppies that weighed 2 lbs or "king sized" shepherds/rotties/labs/goldens and would brag about them being 150 lbs (which most of them didn't come close to...more like 80 lbs).

    I think once most of the dogs died before hitting age 3 people got over the trend.
     
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    Pyrs have been popular here for a long time. Mastiffs and danes aren't horribly uncommon either. Saw a wolfhound recently, that was unusual. Also saw a newf. I'm not sure if there's more than there used to be though.
     
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    Definitely an increase here. Berners and Berner mixes are super popular lately. Same with LGD mixes and Danes. Plus the oversize bred large breeds like shepherds and dobes and rotties.
     
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    We're still overwhelmed with "-oodles" but what's catching on here are shar pei mixes, Bassett mixes, Bernese mixes, mastiff mixes. Weird breed combos basically.
     
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    I'm am seeing tons and tons and tons of Aussies and GSPs around here lately. I can't go to the park without seeing either breed.
     
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    There's not really a lot of huge dogs here that I have seen a trend of lately. Mostly medium sized dogs like Labs and Pit Bulls.
     
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    Lots of Berners, Goldens, Newf and Newf X's, Labs, Danes, and large Shepherds around these parts. The odd truly huge specimen is seen once in a while around the neighborhood - a 150 lb CAS, a Fila puppy, Irish Wolfhound, A really big Pyr...yeah.

    Woot! the big dog revolution! LMAO. Love it! :p
     
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    Were they really ever that uncommon? Seems about the same to me
     
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    Didn't notice that. My neighbors have a Dane and a St. Bernard but I can see more cute small breeds every time I take my Poochi, a Japanese Spitz for her daily walk.:)
     
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    In my area there is a mixture of everything, but mostly small to medium-sized dogs. Where I work there are plenty of little poodly things that board, but there are also quite a few Berners too (sadly some of them have nervous, sketchy temps). There are goldens, plenty of labs, one English Mastiff that boards, one purebred Dane, and one Dane mix. We have a few german shepherds as well. Only one pit bull, he's cute but he drives us nuts with his pulling! Lol

    If you look at the shelters for this area, you will find hounds, labs, shepherds, pit bulls and mixes there of. Go into areas in Maryland, like PG County for example, and there is an influx of Cane Corso and Presa Canario, among other mastiffs and of course pit bulls and bulldog types. PG County is a high crime area so you have more people breeding those breeds for protection. You don't really see Filas or Fila mixes here, which is a good thing.

    Go to more rural areas of VA, you see a lot of hounds and herding type mixes.
     

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