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Great Dane

All Dog Breeds October 13, 2017

Great Dane

Overview

The Great Dane is large and power with elegance. Its strong and powerful and comes with a short, thick and glossy coat. The Great Dane is sensitive, gentle, loving and highly intelligent. It makes a great companion for children and is good with other pets and dogs.

Despite its name, the Great Dane is of German Origin. The Great Dane’s ancestors include British mastiffs and (possibly) wolfhounds and were bred to improve their hunting skills. The Great Danes are a popular choice for people who admire their royal and majestic personalities

Breed Information

NameGreat Dane
Other NamesDeutsche Dogge, German Mastiff
OriginGermany
SizeGiant
TypePurebred
Life Span7-10 years
TemperamentFriendly, Confident, Devoted, Intelligent, Gentle
Loving, Reserved
HeightMale: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm)
Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm)
WeightMale: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg)
Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)
ColorsBlack
Black & White
Blue
Brindle
Fawn
Harlequin
Mantle
Merle
White
Litter Size10-15 puppies

Breed Characteristics

Child FriendlyGood with Kids
Dog FriendlyGood with other dogs
Exercise NeedsLike most dogs, Great Danes require daily walks. However, it is important not to over exercise them, particularly when young. The puppies grow very large, very fast, so have the risk of joint and bone problems. Owners regularly take steps to minimize activity while the puppies are growing.
GroomingLow Maintenance: It sheds moderately but requires little grooming
Health IssuesGreat Danes have slow metabolism, which results in less energy and less food consumption. Rest of approximately one hour is need after meal is good before exercise
IntelligenceGreat Danes are highly intelligent
Shedding LevelModerate Shedding.
TrainabilityEasy Training: Must be trained in the early age because they grow to very large size.
Watchdog AbilityGreat watchdog ability

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