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Sat, Jun 19 | By Robin Wallace | 31

America's favorite Great Dane is back, winning hearts in the film "Marmaduke," now in theaters nationwide. And the oversized pet is also spotlighting the benefits of owning a large-breed dog. Animal organizations tend to fear the impact… more ›

Goodness Greatness! "Marmaduke" Shines Spotlight on Large Breeds
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Tessa
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Tessa
3 years ago

Pffffffttttt...this movie won't promote big dog awareness anymore than any of the other movies over the years have promoted awareness for the particular dog breed that they featured. As long as there are people out there that indulge in impulse buying dogs as if they were accessories there won't be awareness of any kind.
All the puppy mills and backyard breeders see movies like this as an opportunity to make money.Case in point, a coworker recently saw some backyard breeder selling Great Dane puppies in the local Walmart parking lot.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i want to see this one

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
3 years ago

I gotta get the DVD for the school library.

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Judi D.
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Judi D.
3 years ago

Great Danes are beautiful dogs, but too big for me.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

gentile giants

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i love the pic

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Bowne
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Bowne
3 years ago

Dogs of all sizes are "great". It is good that the movie will bring attention to dogs. Of course, researching the type of dog you want to adopt is always the first step. You have to know what you are getting yourself into.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

that is so true they need to come first

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i love the big guys. they are comfortable. but i love them all

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
3 years ago

Why I'm glad that this movie puts large breeds in a good light, I will ALWAYS be worried about idiots who will buy this type of dog without doing their research. It breaks my hearts that these very idiots usually surrender them to shelters.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

remember the dalmations. they are a tough breed. and the saints and all the breeds that become popular through movies and tv. didn't we all want lassie and rin tin tin

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Kris
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Kris
3 years ago

I agree. I love big dogs and want to see them get good homes, but people need to do their homework and make sure they are ready for this type of dog.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

kris you are so right

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
3 years ago

I am glad people might adopt a large breed dog. I just hope people do not get a large breed dog for the wrong reasons. Just like when 101 Dalmations came out and people went out and got that breed and then starting turning them over to shelters later.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

the giants are the greatest. my favorite is the newf. they have my heart but so did my border collie

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
3 years ago

Daryl,Newf are so pretty :)

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

kaytee they are the true gentile giants

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Kris
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Kris
3 years ago

I agree, Kaytee. I remember when this happened with the dalmations.

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
3 years ago

I know Kris. It's kinda scary when these kind of movies come out.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i remember. dalmations are wonderful dogs but strong minded. they are not for everyone

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Momba
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Momba
3 years ago

It's true that movies tend to give people ideas they normally wouldn't have, like getting a large dog, even though they might not be able to take proper care of it. I've always liked larger dogs, but am too old for them at this point in my life. As we age, many things need to be scaled down! I can't wait to see the movie, though!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

see i look at it differently. i find the big guys to be more mellow. and newfs don't eat a lot. they have a slower metabalism and are easier keepers. with good sense applied

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Kris
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Kris
3 years ago

I wanna see the movie, too!

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

i do too. the pic looks great

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Ches21
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Ches21
3 years ago

I have always really liked big breed dogs. I want a pittbull and I also have always wanted a mastiff and great dane. But I would always rather adopt than buy a dog or a puppy. I would rather adopt any animal than buy it. Right now cause I live at home and it was never up to me were we got our pets from I have Teddy who we adopted and as for the other two they were not adopted.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
3 years ago

one day ches you will be able to do as you please

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