5 Things You Need To Know Before Adopting A Giant Dog Breed!


Last Updated on April 20, 2020

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Are you a huge fan of dogs? Those loyal, domestic, and smart animals that bring joy and happiness to your house? Of course, you are! I mean, just who doesn’t love dogs?

No one! Except for cat owners, maybe. Just kidding! If you’re a dog owner, you certainly know how to deal with the daily needs of a dog; You take them for a walk, you play together, and maybe share the same mealtime.

All of this is easy to do when you have a Chihuahua, a Pug, a Golden Retriever, or any other small or normal-sized dog breed. However, things change drastically when we talk about giant dog breeds.

Yes, there is so much more to consider if you are planning to get a Scottish deerhound, a Swiss Mountain Dog, or a Mastiff. So before you make such an important decision, here are five things you absolutely must take into consideration.

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1. Your Budget: The bigger the dog, the more you’ll need to spend!

Aside from being themselves expensive, you have to allocate a considerable amount of money for the dog food, the grooming, and the entertainment of your giant-breed dog.

Huge dogs, like the English Mastiff that weighs up to 200 pounds, will eat five times more than medium-sized dogs, which is only logical. The bigger it gets, the more it needs to get the daily energy for normal functioning.

You need to expect that after your dog has filled its belly, you need to provide proper entertainment to avoid energy rush while you sleep. And let’s not forget that big dogs require big toys, in addition to a large playing space.

You’ll also need to consider that the house furniture will be damaged more often, so you need to be prepared to fix or replace it. Finally, if your big buddy gets sick, the vet will charge you a fat sized bill because the meds’ doses depend on the weight.

2. Your Home Space: The bigger the dog gets, the more playing ground you need.