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My husband and I had 3 dogs in October: 2 rotts and a golden. Now it is January and we only have 1 dog- the golden. The oldest rott died of nasal cancer on 10/13 @ 12 years and the other rott passed on Christmas Eve @ 4 years. She has mental issues and had attacked my, biting my hand and continuing to advanced. We had her put down as this was her 11 episode in 6 months. We have raised 4 rotts and 2 goldens. Only this last one caused any issues. The other 3 were raised with a golden and a cat. Husband wants another big dog. After extensive research, I find that only a golden meets my standards for a loving pup. Husband does not care for goldens as I do not really want another rott. So we are at a standstill.
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I'm sorry to hear that you had such issues with the Rots. How frustrating for you. How about a standard poodle? They are large and all the ones that I know have been mellow and friendly. Our neighbor has two Irish Wolfhounds who are enormous and also extremely mellow. A Bernese Mountain dog or St.Bernard might work too.

Good luck with your search.
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Sorry for your loss

How can your hubby not love Goldens? ... Maybe you could trade him in on another golden? LOL ... I'm just kidding... What about a Leonberger? Or as posted above, those listed dogs are all beautiful breeds. Good luck on your search.
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I'm sorry to hear that you had such issues with the Rots. How frustrating for you. How about a standard poodle? They are large and all the ones that I know have been mellow and friendly. Our neighbor has two Irish Wolfhounds who are enormous and also extremely mellow. A Bernese Mountain dog or St.Bernard might work too.

Good luck with your search.
I'm guessing a poodle is not manly enough for her DH.
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I can see that if your husband really like the Rottweiler more serious temperament, the Golden exuberance and playfulness are not what he is looking for. I am sorry you had a bad experience with one of your Rotties and understand why you would be reluctant to get another one. I hope as time passes you and your husband will be able to discuss this more and perhaps find a compromise.

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It sounds as though things are a little better than they were in your previous thread and posts. Perhaps continue research to find a breed that meets more aspects of both your needs. As someone else suggested, the Leonberger is a very unique, friendly, but also powerful, dog.
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I'm sorry for your loss. Oye I just don't get how you can't love a golden. With that said how about a Newfoundland? Besides the drool, they are massive and amazing. Gentle giants, but you wouldn't know it by looking. They are honestly amazing creatures. They are great with kids and other pets!!! In fact they are even known as the nanny dog. You couldn't not love a newfie either...

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Bullmastiff, Newfoundland, Bernese Mountain Dog, English Mastiff.. Other breeds to consider. Tell your hubby you need time and he needs to respect your feelings. If you go into getting another Rottie and you are fearful it wont be good to raise a Rottie like that..always wondering if something would happen. Good luck! Also, like others have said...not sure anyone can NOT love a golden! But we are a highly biased.

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Mastiffs are so beautiful - I love them. And every one I have ever known has been very zen. Solid, big, sweet, and zen. There are a few different kinds - I do know the Neopolitan in my neighbourhood is the world's biggest drooler. Just a warning.

Great Danes are usually just big and zen, too, if you want BIG. My sister had a Great Dane-Lab mix, which brought down his size and bit - but he was still a big, solid dog.

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