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A friend of mine fosters rescue dogs. The other day she received a 1yr old Male Great Dane/Golden Retriever Mix. He is fully potty trained (but is currently dealing with diarreah, she assumes is due to stress), up-to-date on shots & is neutered. He is great with kids and other pets (she has 3 dogs, 1 cat & a rabbit).

I met him last night and he seems like a great dog. He knows his basic commands and his recall is excellent. He is the perfect mix of Great Dane & Golden. Both size wise & temperment wise.

I'd love to give him a forever home, but I'm worried that I might be taking on too much at this point in time. Obi is 5.5 months old and is a wonderful pup. Would I be doing him a disservice by bringing home another dog? Or do you think he would benefit from having a compainion? I also worry about dominance issues (both are males).

Hubby wants to wait at least a year before getting another dog, but for him, it's more a $$ issue. I'm so torn. I have always wanted a Great Dane, and to have come across this dog...he is the perfect mix of both breeds.

So please give me your honest oppinion. If you were in my shoes, what would you do??
 

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Golden retrievers and great danes are the two sweetest, most loving, gentle breeds ever. What a wonderful combination!
 

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Go Get Him! If you have the time and patience to deal with getting them used to each other and continuing both their training, go for it! (as long as it won't cause a divorce)

If he is doing well with her dogs then two males (neutered) shouldn't be a problem. My two are both boys and they love each other.

Good Luck! Let us know!
 

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I want to see pictures of this mix....my neighbors have lab/dane mix he is the biggest sweety on the block. I'd go for it....having two dogs is fun.
 

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It's funny. In the pic he looks like my childhood dog who was a GSD/boxer mix! LOL!
But very cute!
 

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If I would be able to convince my husband I know I would take that dog. I say go for it. I would love to see some pictures.
 

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I'm trying my darndest to get hubby to give in to it. Right now, for him, it is boiling down to the added expense. BUT, he has agreed to meet "Fletcher". :--big_grin:

I talked with my friend tonight and she just cannot believe what a wonderful dog he is! He is so well behaved and so gentle. Makes me want him even more.:--heart:

I will try and get pictures of him to share with you guys. :--big_grin:
 
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