BIG DOG BLOG

Welcome to the Big Dog Blog, the ultimate destination for all mighty canine enthusiasts!

Here you will find our collection of informative articles covering a wide range of topics, from raising giant breed puppies to comprehensive breed profiles featuring amazing breeds like the Rottweiler, Neapolitan Mastiff, Dogue De Bordeaux, Great Dane, German Shepherd, and more.

Discover valuable insights on joint health management, addressing common ailments, exploring standardized health tests, and so much more.

Preparing Your Home for a Large Breed Puppy

Preparing Your Home for a Large Breed Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is always an exciting time, regardless of whether you've chosen a rescue from the shelter or a pure bred poodle pup.  However, when the newcomer is a large or giant breed puppy there are some extra considerations to bear in mind for your home...

Is the Rottweiler the Dog Breed for You?

Is the Rottweiler the Dog Breed for You?

At times in its history the Rottweiler dog breed has had an undeserved bad rap but there is no doubt that with the right training, socialization, diet, exercise, Rotties make fine family companions, gentle, calm, loyal and protective..

Common Health Problems in Big Dog Breeds

Common Health Problems in Big Dog Breeds

Do you have a big doggo? One sad fact about our large four-legged friends is that the giant breeds tend to have shorter lifespans. There’s not much we can do about that except love the bejesus out of them while they are with us and make their lives as happy and healthy as possible.

The Noble Neapolitan Mastiff

The Noble Neapolitan Mastiff

The mighty Molosser with the melting face, the Neapolitan Mastiff is an impressive, majestic dog, loyal, calm and imposing. They make excellent family dogs but they require consistent early training, and that the family members all have a high tolerance for slobber.

The German Shepherd

The German Shepherd

One of the most recognizable and popular dog breeds in the world, the German Shepherd is known for its loyalty, intelligence, and versatility. They are also athletic and highly trainable and can work with their handlers under extreme pressure which makes them popular in police, the military, and for search and rescue.

Dogue De Bordeaux

Dogue De Bordeaux

The striking red Dogue de Bordeaux is a French mastiff, most recognizable in the US as “the Hooch dog”. It is a loyal, intelligent breed with a dramatic history of near extinction and rebirth.

Standardized Health Tests for Dog Breeds

Standardized Health Tests for Dog Breeds

If you have your heart set on a big doggo, it is especially important that you buy from a breeder who participates in genetic testing screening for the disorders and diseases that are common in their breed, like hip dysplasia or cardiomyopathy.

What Makes a Dog a Giant?

What Makes a Dog a Giant?

If you have ever been captivated by the sight of a majestic large-breed dog like a Great Dane or Leonberger, then you are well acquainted with their extraordinary allure. These extra-large pups possess a captivating quality that touches all who encounter them. But what makes a dog a giant is more than sheer size.