I want a dog Over the past six months or so, I have been researching different breeds of dogs. I want a companion to go hiking with me. I want a big, giant doggie. I have narrowed my choice down to two breeds: Great Dane and Newfoundland. The Newf is the one I am leaning to. Anyone have any experience with the giant breed dogs? I know about the health concerns..ie bloat, dysplasia and such. I realize the Newfs are a huge grooming dog...and they drool quite a bit. I have read they are the best family dog...I hope that includes cats. I would be buying a puppy so she will grow up with them.