This Meetup Group is for giant breed dogs and their owners to socialize and share tips, stories, and community with one another.
Only we know what it is like to have the "Is that a pony" question asked over and over and over and .... This will be a group where you won't have to hear that question (or any mention of saddles). And it is especially rough here in NYC where a large breed dog tops out at 45 pounds.
We will be based in Brooklyn, and I imagine initially at least, will be mostly meeting in dog parks. I will be looking for help from members for hosting Meetups, suggesting places to meet, and generally being a part of the community.
Unfortunately, we do need to have some rules here.
* We are a group for Giant Breed Dogs. A retriever, while not small, probably doesn't fall into this category. Likely candidates are mastiff breeds, danes, mountain dogs and other dogs that often top out over 100 pounds (sometimes 200+). That said, I personally have no problems w/ people who are seriously considering getting a giant breed dog coming by to meet current owners. The more giants in the city the better! * If your dog is dog aggressive, please do the responsible thing and don't join. Nobody wants to have their dog attacked, and w/ a giant breed, it can be extra unpleasant. * Be respectful and not creepy. Nuff said on that front.
That said, I see this as a wonderful way to continue to socialize our dogs w/ other people and other dogs!