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zjrog 01-25-2009 02:44 AM

How big is your dog?
Mine is big enough, that I can't stand flat footed straddling her at the shoulders (I'm 6'3"). Took her to Petsmart and weighed her for the first time in a long time. And she is a svelte and petite, 205 pounds... 5 year old English Mastiff... She was a hit at Petsmart, and she loves to ride in the back of my Grand Cherokee.

Just a great big lovable fuzzball...

Frank Lee 01-25-2009 02:56 AM

Forget about cars and engines and other complex and expensive stuff, and get ye one uh these:

Put all that dog food to good use for a change!

Sparky 01-25-2009 10:58 AM

I've heard of folks calling their kids "tricycle motors", but THAT's brilliant!


That's Chester at 87 lbs.

Sparky 01-25-2009 11:07 AM

Not sure if the link in the last post will work, so here's another.

trikkonceptz 01-25-2009 11:12 AM

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At a massive 16lbs ... Beast may have the speed and the stamina, but just not enough horsepower to be useful. Italian Greyhounds fall short in that department.

jamesqf 01-25-2009 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by zjrog (Post 84932)
Just a great big lovable fuzzball...

That picture took me back... Looks an awful lot like my old girl. Got her when she was middle-aged, so had some fun guessing what went into the mix. Mastiff was one of the top guesses, along with golden retreiver. She was much smaller, though, only about 110 lbs, and loved to ride in the hatchback of the Insight.

Current dog is a scruffy little (by my standards) thing, only about 50-55 lbs, Border Collie & Australian Shepherd mix. Still fun for skijoring (when we have any decent snow): not much help on the uphills, but zips along pretty good on slight downhills.

blueflame 01-25-2009 03:41 PM

My last was a tea cup pomeranian tipping the scales at 1.5kg.

God I miss her.... She was the best at meeting girls in the park....

zjrog 01-25-2009 05:33 PM

Frank, that cart is awesome! Funny thing, we looked into something like that when she was a mere pup. Maybe I'll fab something like that up. A little sturdier for my fat self, and something to handle some offroad trails even.

Frank Lee 01-25-2009 06:12 PM

We yoosta have pet wolves when I was a kid. I'd take this big Alaskan male out for walks in the winter... if he heard (or thought he heard) a mouse under the snow it was all I could do to hang on. I tried to harness all that pulling power once by sitting on my sled and seeing if he'd go. It was an utter failure- as soon as he heard the sled moving on the snow he'd stop and look back. :rolleyes:

Christ 01-25-2009 08:43 PM

Biggest dog I've ever had - Presa Canario, weighing in around 100 lbs.

Heaviest, Boxer, full champion, about 130-150, depending on what week it was.

When I had my Presa (Bella), I was 18. My size 30 belt would barely fit around her chest. Due to the area I lived in at the time, I wasn't able to keep her. (Presae are a banned breed in many communities and cities.)

The Boxer (El Jefe) Wasn't that large, but he was bulky. And he loved to "box". He'd stand on his back legs and try to swing his front paws at me while I practiced kickboxing. Eventually, I started practicing (jokingly) with the dog... he learned pretty quickly to duck his head and swing afterward.

whitewiz 01-25-2009 10:14 PM

86 lb Golden retriever. How come bigger dogs are just bigger sucks? This one hides under me when its thundering.

Piwoslaw 01-26-2009 01:21 PM

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Aw, y'all keep postin' dem pikchures an' you git me all cryin'.
Our Amstaff isn't in the overweight class, but he does weigh in at an even 40kg (88lbs). That's 40kg of muscle (OK, about 20% is skull bone;)), not a gram of fat or fluff on him. Dominant, alpha-wannabe, but lowest in our home's pecking order, even below the cat.
His mom is very strong and hyperactive, he's very strong and lazy. When I take him to the woods to run in the morning, he just passes me, gets in front, and slows down. Likes to snore. Loves sunshine (summer) and radiator (winter).
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Will give paw for food. Social when scratching is involved. Party animal (see pic).
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IndyIan 01-26-2009 01:59 PM

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We've got a couple of Maremmas, our 9 month old male is around 90lbs now. Our female Suzie is almost 2 and is around 80lbs but built basically like a wolf. Lanky and pretty quick, Enzo will be a bit stockier but is still surprisingly fast. Both of them mouse as well as I think the breed is not that far removed from wolves, having dew claws, single file foot prints. They keep our goats and chickens from being coyote food and do a good job of it.

i_am_socket 01-26-2009 02:38 PM

My last dog was pure-bred mutt. ~45 lbs and sweet as could be. We think she was some kind of terrier mix, but more of a small Labrador shape and fur.

Currently, we're taking care of my fiance's Shih Tzu, which she left with her grandma so she had someone to take care of. Goofy little cock-eyed hairball and more likely to lick you to death than anything. She acts more like a cat than a dog at times, climbing on top of the cushions on the back of the couch and does a purr-like snoring sound when she's happy.

MetroMPG 01-26-2009 02:50 PM

"My" dog is my parents' neighbour's golden lab Sydney. What a sweetie. When she was little, she would get so excited to see me she'd bound through the neighbour's veggie patch to the fence to get some love (and hopefully a walk).

So frequent was that run to see me that neighbour ended up giving up entirely on that strip of the garden and laid down flagstones to the fence. For the dog. :D "The schmooze path", as it became known.

Don't have a pic on my computer of her though.

EDIT: to answer the original question, not a particularly big dog. :P

Christ 01-26-2009 03:12 PM

Shih-Tzu's have a "flap" in their sinus cavity that kind of resembles the hangy-ball thing in the back of your human mouth. When they get excited, heavy breathing causes it to vibrate, making a "snoring" sound. Some people consider this a dog purring.

This would come from working at a kennel with my dad on and off for a year to get gas money for my first car.

The sweetest dogs there (at the kennel) were Cocker Spaniels. They were the first ones to sit and wait for their food, they were the first ones to wait at the door patiently to be let out for their 'run time', etc. I've always wanted one for a pet, but they're pretty high maintenance "dolly" dogs.

Instead, I think I'll get another Boxer... they're puppies for life.

zjrog 01-27-2009 11:34 PM

Well, since the Shihtzus were dragged into the mess...

17 pounds of viciousness... She thinks she is as big as the Mastiff. Climbs up the back of my recliner and sleeps there when I'm in it. LOVES to lick feet (I can't stand that to be honest...). But she sounds off like crazy while the Mastiff is usually quiet.

My primitive camera doesn't preflash so I either get redeye, to demon dogs eyes...

i_am_socket 01-28-2009 12:11 PM

Ok, seriously, does anyone know what is up with the Shih Tzu licking thing? It started with feet when she was about the size her head is now, and now she'll lick anything for as long as she can (like when we can't take constant slurping sound and yell at her) like table legs, carpet, pillows, blankets, walls... It's crazy!

And since I'm working from home today - here's a picture of our little furball:

Piwoslaw 01-28-2009 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by i_am_socket (Post 85531)
Ok, seriously, does anyone know what is up with the Shih Tzu licking thing?

Maybe she doesn't have enough salt in her diet? Sweaty feet are a good source of salt...

AndrewJ 02-25-2009 10:42 AM

This is Penny, our 2yo Vizsla mix, she's right at 50lbs.

And this is Juno, our 2yo German Shorthaired Pointer, she was 33lbs when we adopted her two weeks ago, but she needs to be up around 42-45lbs. She's probably up to around 37ish now.

90metro 03-03-2009 04:49 PM

Big dog Basset
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My boy C.J. Thumper is roughly 50 pounds of cuddly hushpuppy love. I've had Basset Hounds since I was a kid. To me they're the best dog in the world.

my first gmc 03-03-2009 08:10 PM

He's little for a pit at only around 65 lbs.
His name's Chopper.

jamesqf 03-03-2009 11:12 PM

Err... Don't look now, but his ears don't match :-)

my first gmc 03-03-2009 11:58 PM

Yep, and we didn't dock them or his tail. Most people don't realize he's a pit because of that and because he's not stocky like most pits. Funny story, the chick we got him from stole him from someone who fights pitbulls.

Piwoslaw 11-02-2009 03:32 PM

Bumping this thread, since it's been a while and a few new members have since joined us.

Let yo' dogs out!! (hehe;) )

McTimson 11-02-2009 03:55 PM

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Here's our dog, Jager (like the drink). He's 10 months old, and weighs about 20lbs. He's a lab, beagle, chow chow mix, probably with a bunch of other stuff thrown in, we don't know.

gone-ot 11-02-2009 03:55 PM

...ODEN (our daughter's 65-pound Boxer) is smaller than a horse but bigger than a cat, and "prances" like a deer!

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