Hello, i'm new here though i've been browsing for a while. I'd like to introduce myself. I am 26, live in Nevada, and am about to buy my second home with my Fiance, otherwise known as The Best Man On Earth( I can say this honestly after being with him for almost 3 years). We currently own 3 cats, Envy (Bengal) Chaos (rescue Siamese) and Kharma (show/breeder Bengal) I have my own cattery for breeding Bengals. It's very small as 1. I just started out and 2. I don't believe in BYBing and it's easier to manage a smaller cattery. All my life I have been enamored with large dogs. I even had a St. Bernard when I was married to my ex-husband (also known as The Worst Man on Earth- I can say that after 5 years of marriag). You would probably be wondering by now what happened to my wonderful St. My ex-husband had him euthanised after I left him. I will NEVER forgive him for that, he promised to look after him for one week while I secured a place for Beauregard(the Saint) and me to live. I went to visit Beau 3 days later and found out what had been done. That was four years ago and I still cry over my baby Beau (he was just a puppy! HOW could someone DO that?!!!). On a happier note, my Fiance and I have decided we want to get a dog. We both agree Great Danes are our top pick. Our new house has a large yard that is fenced front and back with 6ft fence (4 1/2 ft in the front but front is seperate from back fence). We want a dog that prefers to be inside with us, not extremely active but not a couch potato either, is large but not a "guard dog" type (we figure just its size would scare most people away, and its not like our new home is in a bad neighborhood or anything). The breeder we purchased Kharma from had Great Danes and we were both enchanted. We would prefer to rescue, hopefully one about a year or two old (neither of us thinks we can handle a puppy and with rescue we would be getting to not only save a life but get exactly what we want, an older dog). We go on walks daily, Kharma is leash trained and loves taking walks with us (what a sight that would be hehe, a Bengal and a Great Dane being walked on leashes together). I was hoping some of you might have experience with Great Danes and could help me out with some more information. The biggest thing for us is they get along with the cats but that concern was pretty much gone after we met Kharma's breeders dogs. I've read that they have great loving personalities and I guess I just was hoping to hear some personal stories about them. If anyone thinks there are any major drawbacks to them (other than their size, to us thats a plus, and yes we know it means bigger poopy to clean up, and more food to buy). We treat our pets like our children, even our pufferfish Kerysma is part of the family. Oh, also forgot to mention i'm a CVDT (certified veterinary dental technician) so don't forget to brush your pets' teeth! They need it too!