We lost our Henry to a late stage insulinoma in February. He was the perfect family dog and left a vast hole in our family. He was integral to every part of the day and went every where with us. He was a large doodle , about 75 lbs and had just celebrated his 10th birthday.
As we are still coping with our loss, I am trying to look forward to our next family member(doodle). We are hoping to make this addition in the fall.... we loved Henry so much and his big body was only shadowed by the big love he gave us all. As much as I would love the large full size that he was in the future pup, I am finding myself rethinking it.
Are the larger specimens more prone to getting the big health problems? I realize hip dysplasia is always a concern for large breeds, but what about other stuff such as cancers etc?