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    All my dogs were and are indoor dogs, no matter what size and breed. Since they were puppies I taught them house manners, and as a matter of fact, they prefer to be indoor rather then outdoor even with backyard available. They like to be where I am, even when I leave for work they'd be inside because they feel my presence there (smells, things etc.), on a couch or their beds. But I compensate for them with 3-4 walks a day, at least one of those long one, they get plenty of exercise, whether it's physical or mental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    All my dogs were and are indoor dogs, no matter what size and breed. Since they were puppies I taught them house manners, and as a matter of fact, they prefer to be indoor rather then outdoor even with backyard available. They like to be where I am, even when I leave for work they'd be inside because they feel my presence there (smells, things etc.), on a couch or their beds. But I compensate for them with 3-4 walks a day, at least one of those long one, they get plenty of exercise, whether it's physical or mental.
    My views exactly. You can have a great Dane in a tiny apartment as long as it get's enough mental and physical stimulation. The size nor the breed matter.

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    thankyou that does help alot, but still not sure what i will do. I will wait until I move house and then make a decision

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    My gsds were given free run and were inside most of the time by choice lol

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    same my german shep is a inside by choice doggy

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    Mish (Ridgie X GSD) is too old to be outside these days. Tara (GSD) would be mortified if I kicked her outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    My views exactly. You can have a great Dane in a tiny apartment as long as it get's enough mental and physical stimulation. The size nor the breed matter.
    Great Dane funny story. A fellow dog owner leaves them inside when she goes out. She got robbed & the big blue boy she had clearly hid under the bed in a room while it was all happening because that's where she found him when she came home & discovered she'd been burgled.

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    OMG hahahha, thats adorable!!!

    Chloe's inside most of the time apart from an hour or two that she sunbakes.. but i'm home most of the time as i said so she gets the mental stimulation/runs if its not too hot/playtime..

    *looks down at her feet* we just walked for an hour and she hasn't moved for the past 30 from my feet lol! but as i said before i wouldn't advise long hours with any dog to be honest..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    Great Dane funny story. A fellow dog owner leaves them inside when she goes out. She got robbed & the big blue boy she had clearly hid under the bed in a room while it was all happening because that's where she found him when she came home & discovered she'd been burgled.
    There's a woman who has a great dane near our beach house. It's a brand new beautiful house and she goes off to work and leaves the front door wide open. This may sound strange but it allows the dog to have full run of the house and yard. No one is going to rob that house!! Everytime George and I walk past it comes running out to the front gate and bark bark bark ("If you come in I'm going to kill you") George just stands on the other side of the gate wagging his tail I swear he's thinking "Hi my name is George. You're as big as me. Do you want to be my friend?"

    Newfs are one of the laziest breeds out there. They are meant to be great apartment dogs as they don't require much space. George is inside if I'm at home and is happy to just sleep on the kitchen floor. I do walk him twice a day though (not to tire him out, but more to give him some mental stimulation).

    However, you need to be prepared for a lot of grooming, be able to deal ok with a bit of drool and ensure that you train pup well right from the start (I still on occassion find George with his front paws up and head in the kitchen sink- naughty dog!!)

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    A few of you mention that your dogs are indoor by choice, but would you leave them long hours inside and would they be happy indoors for 8 hrs or so? Do they have a doggie door so they can come and go as they wish?

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