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Weight
100-120 lbs
Height
Male: 30-32; Female: 28-30 inches
Color(s)
brindle, black-masked fawn, blue, black, harlequin (white with irregular black patches)
Overview
The Great Dane, better known as a gentle giant is very sweet, affectionate, and playful. Due to his size, he should always be supervised around children, but is generally well mannered. This breed is commonly used as a watch or guard dog and does very well.
Character
This is a very responsible and dependable breed, making him a great family pet. This breed should be extensively trained during puppyhood so they do not lean on people, especially children, or have any behavioral problems in the future.
Temperament
His sheer size makes this breed very intimidating, however this dog is very gentle and loving. They can do well around other dogs, but should be socialized to prevent them becoming dog aggressive. The Great Dane is a very playful and loyal breed.
Care
Combing and brushing the short coat of this breed regularly is acceptable for this giant breed. Rubber brushing also does well in removing any loose hair. Bathing a Great Dane can be difficult due to his size, but is a relatively clean dog.
Coat
The Great Dane has a very short and thick coat, which should retain a glossy appearance. A relatively clean dog, this breed doesn't require much coat maintenance.
Training
The Great Dane requires a dominant handler and firm yet gentle training. Obedience training at an early age is best, as this breed can prove difficult to train fully-grown.
Activity
The Great Dane should have a large sized yard and plenty of exercise room. A very large breed, he requires very long walks regularly. This breed proves to be a good jogging companion and does well running alongside a bike.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Great Dane puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

7/30/2013 2:03:33 PM

7/30/2013 2:03:33 PM

how many days does it take for a great dane to have puppies how many days does it take for a great dane to have puppies

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Anonymous

It takes 63 days from the time the dogs are bred to birth, but with multiple breedings you can go to day 65, if your bitch passes that time see a vet for evaluation.
8/9/2013 10:46:44 AM

Anonymous

Anywhere from 56 days-63 days usually depending on the size of litter.
3/5/2014 1:26:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/9/2013 7:24:54 PM

7/9/2013 7:24:54 PM

I have been told my dog is a geat dane mixed with lab however my dog seems to be a biter What can I do with my dog who bites?

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Anonymous

First off never hit a dane, they are too sensitive. Redirect the behavior to a favorite toy, if crating him you can redirect to the crate for a rest period and provide toys so he doesn't view it as a punishment place, and simply talk to the pup and tell them it is unacceptable behavior and you will not tolerate it. Danes are very smart and learn quickly.
8/9/2013 12:24:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/9/2013 5:58:22 PM

6/9/2013 5:58:22 PM

I need some training help for my Great Dane My mom won't let my Great Dane come in the house (she has an outdoor kennel) unless she is house trained and she chews on everything and ignores her toys to chew on something else. And I tried using training pads and she just chews them up. I really need help.

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Anonymous

More frequent potty calls are in order, every hr till they get the hang of it, and no play time while on a potty call. Danes can take longer to housebreak and patience is important. As to the chewing, you need to redirect the activity, not hit the pup for doing it, danes are sensitive and will become even more destructive when reprimanded this way. Danes need to be around people and housing her away from the family is destructive when teaching them. Patience is a virtue with danes, they certainly will try it many times till they become adults. Outdoor housing for a dane is not advisable at all. Find an area that can be cleaned up and made safe for the pup and move it indoors, you will see quickly results when they are a family member.
8/9/2013 12:31:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/30/2013 4:51:07 PM

5/30/2013 4:51:07 PM

What are the size of great dane/and looks color and temperment?

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Anonymous

Sizes of Great Danes vary depending on bloodlines and other Danes within it's lineage. American bred Great Danes tend to be taller, thinner sleeker looking European bred Great Danes tend to be shorter but with thicker bone, wider blockier heads and longer lips. As for colors the more common colors for Great Danes are Harlequin (White base coat with black spots/patches), Black, Blue, Fawn with black mask, Brindle (Fawn with black striping), Mantle (Black base coat with white collar, white on all four feet, white chest, white muzzle, and white tip on tail) and Merle (Gray base coat with black patches). There are many other colors out there that are not standard colors such as Fawnequin (white base coat with fawn patches), Brindlequin (white base coat with Brindle patches), Blue Harlequin ((white base coat with Blue patches), Blue Mantle, Merlequin ((white base coat with Merle patches), Fawn Mantle, Fawn Merle (Fawn Base coat with black patches), etc.
2/19/2014 3:34:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/28/2013 11:54:05 PM

3/28/2013 11:54:05 PM

looking for a halter to fit my great dane mastiff mix. 44 inch around chest where do i find one? large dog need halter type great dane mastiff mix.

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Anonymous

I have one that was inexpensive and custom made for my dog .It was made by a guy that makes rope halters for horses,you might call tack shops in your area to see if they have leads
6/21/2013 2:15:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/20/2013 1:36:12 PM

3/20/2013 1:36:12 PM

How long is a Great Dane and a mastiff's lifespan?

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Anonymous

Great Danes live for approximately 6 to 8 years.
6/9/2013 3:07:29 PM

Anonymous

The usual lifespan of a Great Dane is 7-9 yrs. With proper nutrition and care you can get them to live much longer.
8/9/2013 10:55:25 AM

Anonymous

It has been our experience that with proper diet and proper research of lines where the Dane or Mastiff comes from they can live up to 14 or even 15 years. Our oldest Dane right will be 13 years old this year.
2/19/2014 3:35:59 PM

Anonymous

Anywhere 8-10 years is average for a Great Dane but its not unheard of for then to live to be 15 years.
3/5/2014 1:29:31 PM

Anonymous

I have heard 8-10 years
4/25/2014 5:04:39 PM

Anonymous

Both of mine lived 11 years.
12/26/2014 11:31:40 PM

Anonymous

They say 7-9 but I had 2 that lived to 13 and 5 that lived between the 6 and 9 year span. The bigger the breed, the shorter the life span. So sad as the bigger the breed the more there is to love and to give love.
1/5/2015 6:01:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/18/2013 3:20:49 PM

3/18/2013 3:20:49 PM

feeding the female great dane what kind of food should be given to puppy who is around 8 months old.

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Anonymous

All dane pups and adults should be given a food of no more than 21-23% protein. My recommendation is Purina Dog Chow, as it keeps the weight at the proper levels as well as keeping the protein down. Too much protein will cause a young puppy or young adult (under the age of 2 1/2 yrs) to potentially get Panno, and extreme protein levels can cause HOD.
8/9/2013 11:11:36 AM

Anonymous

Stay away from cheap dog food like puppy chow!!! They need a good food like Iams giant breed or Form. Make sure it says Giant breed puppy food and they should be fed 3 times a day and rest for 45-1 hour after eating to avoid bloat witch will kill them in an hour without medical attention. so many of the dog foods out on the market are full of junk that is not good for them.The better you feed your pet the longer they live :)
1/27/2014 11:49:55 AM

Anonymous

We had our dog sit and patted him firmly to burp him after his bloat surgery. Food wouldn't go down and threw up unless burped. It worked.
12/26/2014 11:34:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/25/2013 10:47:50 AM

2/25/2013 10:47:50 AM

At what age can a male great dane get a female pregnant?

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Anonymous

I've seen a 9 month old puppy breed an adult female, however the sperm will not be at full potential and some will still be swimming upside down with decreased motility.
8/9/2013 11:06:08 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2013 10:27:38 AM

1/25/2013 10:27:38 AM

I have a 3 yr old great dane female and lately she has been whining She hides the stuffed anamials and she hides them under her. I do not understand why she is whining now! She has food,water,and she goes out when she needs to!

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Anonymous

She probably just wants attention but I might be wrong to
11/27/2013 5:43:33 PM

Anonymous

Is she spayed, or unaltered? Has she been in heat lately? Unaltered Great Danes, more often than most, go through false pregnanacies after their heat. She sounds to me as though she is in a false pregnancy, and fussing over her (toy) puppies. Do be sure she is actually eating and drinking in sufficient amounts each day, and not fussing too much. You may need to remove the toys she is treating as puppies, so her hormones can balance out. Don't let her see you take the toys, and don't hide them in any places she can find them; till this possible false pregnancy is over. If she IS spayed, then it might help to bring her in for a blood test to check her hormone levels, and thyroid levels. She may have some thyroid issues.
12/3/2013 2:18:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/21/2013 3:56:15 PM

1/21/2013 3:56:15 PM

should my great dane have surgery for a inverted third eyelid? my vet at first thought it was cherry eye but while my 6 month old great dane was being neutered the vet checked the eye and decided it was an inverted third lid and didn't feel he needed surgery

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Anonymous

If the dog is experiencing no sight problems, I would suggest leave it alone. They usually are not an issue and seen frequently in the European lines. If your Great Dane experiences frequent eye infections, then repair the problem. Remember with any surgery you run the risks of anesthesia complications.
8/9/2013 11:14:43 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/15/2013 11:40:10 PM

1/15/2013 11:40:10 PM

Neutering a Dane Puppy My Dane is 9 months old and weighs in at ~ 130 pounds. I think he is probably old enough (and big enough)to be neutered, but I'm not sure if I should wait longer. I know that the time would be right for smaller breed dogs, but I'm not sure if a Dane's growth and develop,ent would be affected Can anyone give me advice.

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Anonymous

He is old enough to be neutered.And big enough
6/21/2013 2:19:27 PM

Anonymous

The longer you wait on neutering the better for the Great Dane's growth. He needs the hormones (which you will be taking away) to develop his bones, organs and muscles. Recent studies find that too early a spay/neuter are resulting in increased cancers, hip and joint problems and kidney problems. I recommend waiting till at least 15 months, but longer if you can.
8/9/2013 11:18:56 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/12/2013 9:14:02 AM

1/12/2013 9:14:02 AM

How far can I take my 5 mo. Great Dane puppy on a walk and why ? I go on a 4 mi. walk nearly every day and want to take her with me but have heard they should not walk that far at this age.

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Anonymous

Dane pups should never be given extreme exercise of long walks. Most can safely handle about 5-6 blocks roundtrip at this age. The reason being you put extreme stress on their joints and they are not fused yet, thus setting them up for many types of injuries (i.e. tendonitis, ACL tears, strains, sprains). Joints fuse together at around 2 yrs in American danes and up to 3 yrs in European danes. Most injuries occur when pups are tired, but being avid "pleasers" they'll walk right along with you, and suffer the consequences that evening when they are having pain, and noticeably limping or guarding of the leg (keeping weight off it).
8/9/2013 11:43:48 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/22/2012 10:17:19 AM

11/22/2012 10:17:19 AM

how big should a great dane puppy mixed with a pitbull be

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Anonymous

It depends on what dog your dog inherited her genes for size from. Either way you are looking at a dog that is at least 50 pounds and the size of a pit bull chances are it will be taller. It seems to me that most Dane mixs inherit long legs our dog is only a quarter dane but she has the same long legs as her half dane mother. She is only 8 weeks and already 20 pounds. It's luck of the draw really but you are looking at a medium to large dog weighing in from 50 to 120 pounds maybe bigger.
12/20/2012 4:15:41 AM

Anonymous

Our Harle Dane impregnated our Red Nose APBT and she had 10 puppies. We our still in contact with all nine owners plus we kept one female. Our female Great Danebull at 11 months weighs 85 lbs. She has the frame of a Dane but shorter and smaller. The father weighs 170 at 2 years and the Pit weighs 65-70 at 2 1/2 years old. Hope that helps.
12/31/2012 5:22:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/1/2012 6:12:42 PM

11/1/2012 6:12:42 PM

I have a 5 year old Harl male. He sired a fawnquin female. I was thinking of getting my own... I have a 5 year old Harl male. He sired a fawnquin female. I was thinking of getting my own female. I have been doing a lot of research on colors. In order to produce Harl, I should breed to a mantel, correct? Or can I breed to another Harl to produce Harl. I do understand my 25% chance in producing a deaf pup. What is the better option for me?

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Anonymous

Most harl breeders do breed to mantel and not other harls, to reduce the risk of deaf and/or blind pups. Mantel in itself can be tricky as well, a mantel with a white splash/stripe over its rear hips also carries the same gene for throwing deaf puppies. Be sure to choose a properly marked mantel. The other problem you may run into is sperm viability and motility in an aging male. Check with you vet regarding problems with breeding dogs over 6.
11/28/2012 3:36:55 PM

Anonymous

First of all, by the time your female becomes breedable, this male will be reaching senior status and should not be used for that purpose. Females need to be at minimum 2 y/o to breed and be mature enough to take on the role as a Mom. As to the genetics, that's complicated when breeding harls, and the usual choices are mantle and black. The fact that he produced a fawnaquin, suggests fawn or brindle in his genetic pedigree, which is a mismarked color. Never put a harl to harl breeding together as the chances are greatly improved to produce piebald harls as well as blind/deaf puppies. Harl puppies are hard to produce unless the color lines are pretty color-pure, which his isn't. The formula is 25% harl, 25% black, 25% merle, and 25% white. This is merely a formula and statistics don't back it up, however, you always must be prepared for blind/deaf pups being produced from any harl litter.
8/9/2013 11:57:37 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/15/2012 4:14:08 PM

10/15/2012 4:14:08 PM

I have a 5.5 month old great dane. She normally is playful and hyper, for the past couple of... I have a 5.5 month old great dane. She normally is playful and hyper, for the past couple of days she will just lay on the floor or sleep a lot more where as she would be being her playful self. Is there something serious that could be wrong?

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Anonymous

Danes sleep a lot. Plus a growing puppy needs tons of rest. My dane sleeps 80% of the day. As long as she is eating and using the bathroom i wouldn't get too worried.
10/16/2012 2:18:12 PM

Anonymous

Considering her age, she probably is just in a growth spurt which requires more sleep. You will always be able to tell when this is going to occur as they become lanky, a little skinnier looking, start to want more food, and sleep more often. Shortly after this occurs you will see them grow in height, and everything will equal back out again. As to her being hyper, she needs obedience training, and to be given a job to do, silly as it sounds, danes need purpose, it could be something as silly as taking a toy for a walk around the house, but returning to you after it is done, all part of good obedience training. Danes get bored very quickly as young pups, and you need to put that energy to use doing something, otherwise they become bored destructive and chew everything in sight.
8/9/2013 12:04:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/13/2012 8:09:46 PM

10/13/2012 8:09:46 PM

i have a 4 month old 37lb great dane/lab mix. i need to know if im feeding him right. i feed him... i have a 4 month old 37lb great dane/lab mix. i need to know if im feeding him right. i feed him six cups of ADULT food a day. but the vet put him on a multivitamin bc he limps after about 15 minutes of running he said puppy pains and calcium tabs will help but then i heard that its bad to give Danes calcium pleasse help!

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Anonymous

My dane is 10 months and we have had him on Blue Buffalo puppy. I take him out twice a day for around 15 to 30 min free run. The vet said hes as healthy as he could be. Blue buffalo gives them what they need!!
10/24/2012 10:08:34 AM

Anonymous

I have a pair of danes and feed them blue buffalo as well, ALWAYS chose LARGE BREED when feeding a dane or dane mix. Large breed food has the proper nutrients to deal with a danes growing body. As for the calcium, honestly, i would get a second vets opinion, i have never heard of giving calcium to anything but a dane bitch that has just given birth.
11/28/2012 3:45:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/7/2012 7:25:40 PM

10/7/2012 7:25:40 PM

Will it hurt my great dane if I feed it all stock sweet feed?

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Anonymous

A great dane generally needs a high protein diet, as they are one of the fastest growing breeds, and need the protein to support this, and sweet feed is way too low in protein. I own both danes and horses, and the dane likes to steal the horse feed. A little bit of horse feed will not kill the should they get into it, but they should be on regular dog food to stay healthy. Hi-protein dog foods are better though, for puppies especially.
1/24/2013 11:21:36 PM

Anonymous

Your Dane is DOG! Not livestock! AND, do NOT Listen to the answer you were given by the other person here. A GREAT DANE PUPPY CANNOT HANDLE HIGH PROTEIN PUPPY FOODS!!!!!!!!! I just cannot stress this enough! Puppy foods are loaded up with high proteins that will literally cripple your Dane puppy as he/she grows. Buy adult dog foods and pay attention to what the ingredients are. NO CORN OR FLOUR! With good, NON-GRAIN dog foods, there is MUCH less poop to have to contend with, AND, they eat less. Protein range of 22% to 26% maximum. If the protein listed on the bag is even, only 1% higher than 26%, this WILL cripple your puppy, and if the protein level is anything under 22%, your growing Great Dane Puppy will literally starve to death, VERY SLOWLY. Fat range 12% - 15% maximum = moderate calories range (320 - 375 calories per cup)
12/3/2013 3:02:59 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/22/2012 3:19:29 AM

9/22/2012 3:19:29 AM

My great dane is 2 years how big is he supposed to be?

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Anonymous

arond 33 to 35 inches from foot to shoulder
9/26/2012 10:35:55 PM

Anonymous

That would depend upon how well bred he is or if he has euro lines. Per AKC breed standards a male dane should be at least 30" tall at the shoulder. Anything over that is typical, larger danes 35"-37"+ tend to have some euro lines. Male american bred danes ten to be 30"-35"+. there will always be exceptions to that, but anything over 30" is standard for a male.
11/28/2012 3:50:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/17/2012 9:16:10 PM

9/17/2012 9:16:10 PM

I am a first time dog owner. I have a great dane who just turned 7 months and weighed 75 pounds... I am a first time dog owner. I have a great dane who just turned 7 months and weighed 75 pounds is that ok?

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Anonymous

That may be a little light-especially for a male-but is not not too out of the norm. Your vet will give you a better idea if your dog is too thin based on a physicla exam.
10/8/2012 9:56:10 PM

Anonymous

I agree with the below poster, a vet exam can tell you if the pup is too light, normal, or too fat. You said you are a first time dog owner and have a dane, PLEASE read up on bloat. While not all danes will have a problem with it, it is critical you know the best ways to avoid it and early signs of bloat.
11/28/2012 3:53:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/10/2012 8:20:52 AM

9/10/2012 8:20:52 AM

I have a 6 month old Great Dane who has stopped eating. She is drinking water but won't eat. She... I have a 6 month old Great Dane who has stopped eating. She is drinking water but won't eat. She barfed 2 night ago. Grass and treats in barf. No blood in stool or barf. She is very lethargic. We have tried baby food and bribed her with canned dog food. Still not eating. Any ideas?

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Anonymous

You should take your pup to the vet immediately. These symptoms should NOT be brushed off, as it could be very serious/life threatening. Good luck.
9/10/2012 12:28:38 PM

Anonymous

If the dogs stomach is hard it could have rolled. Get it to a vet
11/25/2012 10:00:49 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/1/2012 3:19:50 PM

9/1/2012 3:19:50 PM

Can a 6 month old great dane get bloat?

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Anonymous

It is rare, but yes a Dane can bloat at any age. This is why understanding what to look for in a breeder and how well they select their breeding stock is so crucial. Genetics have an enormous role in the future health of your dog, so finding a responsible, ethical breeder is the way to go. All Dane owners should familiarize themselves with Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, or GDV: initially brought on by stress (good, bad or indifferent), follow preventive measures, know the signs and symptoms, and have an emergency plan in place (know where the closest 24 hour veterinary hospital is - time is of the essence! Make sure they are familiar with how to treat bloat in a Great Dane).
9/10/2012 12:38:48 PM

Anonymous

My dane wouldnt eat for 3 days when me and my gf were fighting. then he was pooping out his water. we stopped fighting and 2 days later he was back to normal. They are very sensitive. show them a lot of love
10/24/2012 10:12:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/25/2012 11:21:35 AM

8/25/2012 11:21:35 AM

What is the life period of great Dane dog

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Anonymous

About 7 to 10 years but it really just depends how you take care of the great dane.
9/1/2012 3:19:14 PM

Anonymous

The average lifespan of a Dane is 7 to 10 years, with genetics carrying the most weight in determining age. A holistic nutritional diet, appropriate daily exercise, and overall proper care strengthen chances at longevity. Unfortunately, this is one of the breeds'negative points. Generally, the larger the breed, the shorter the lifespan.
9/10/2012 12:44:53 PM

Anonymous

The norm is between 7-10, with things like bloat and cancer sometimes shortening their lifespan(the breed is prone to both). There are dogs that live longer, I just lost my 13 year old dane to kidney failure, and her 7 year old daughter is still doing really well other than depression about Reba.
1/24/2013 11:35:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/11/2012 12:53:08 PM

8/11/2012 12:53:08 PM

How many times and how many cups are you supposed to feed a 6 month old great dane?

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Anonymous

In our experience raising and breeding Great Danes for 20+ years, our opinion is to free feed. We feed a mixture of Science Diet Large Breed and Pedigree Large Breed. Our Danes also are fed raw meat as a supplement. We have always had healthy Danes!
8/13/2012 11:56:18 PM

Anonymous

It always depends on size and energy level of your pup. In general, I feed 4% of the growing pups weight (natural raw diet), divided into 2 meals a day. If feeding kibble, Danes should be on a holistic, grain-free dog food. If pup is of average size and energy level, 4 cups twice a day should do. Look at your dog - you should be able to see the outline of the last rib. If you see more ribs you need to increase the amount of food. If your dog doesn't have a defined waist then it is overweight and you need to reduce the amount of food.
9/10/2012 12:57:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/1/2012 11:57:43 PM

8/1/2012 11:57:43 PM

i have a question i just recently got a dane puppy well he's mixed (dane & Australian Shepherd... i have a question i just recently got a dane puppy well he's mixed (dane & Australian Shepherd Mix) and he comes to about my calf and i'm 5'11..he is about 3 1/2 to 4 months old! he was a rescue! is he the right size? im trying to figure out if hes really got dane in him?

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Anonymous

Without knowing more about his parents it is difficult to guess what the "proper" size would be. If his parents were small for their breeds he could be significantly smaller than a purebred Dane. It is also possible that he had one parent who was mixed Dane/Aussie and the other could be unknown (sire). If that is the case he could end up any size. Based on how you describe him it seems like he is running a little small. My male Great Dane (purebred) was 25 lbs and up to my husband's knee at 11 weeks. My husband is 6'2".
12/12/2013 5:38:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/1/2012 7:53:58 PM

8/1/2012 7:53:58 PM

I have a great dane pup athat is 5 months and for breakfast he eats eggs (scrambled). Then... I have a great dane pup athat is 5 months and for breakfast he eats eggs (scrambled). Then SOMETIMES he eats 2 cups of dog food in the afternoon and 2 cups in the evening. But some days he will just eat his breakfast and 2 cups of food but he wont finish the 2 cups of dog food when i put it in his bowl he will eat that through out the day. He weighs about 60lb he is at my knees. Is that normal for him to do?

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Anonymous

He is actually up to my waist. This is the person who wrote the question.
8/2/2012 1:05:45 PM

Anonymous

That's really on the small side in amount of food for a 5 month old to be eating (2-4 cups/day + eggs), depending on how big the scramble is I guess. I have 2 male puppies who are now 7 months. At 5 months they were EACH eating 8-10 cups of Precise Holistic Complete Large Breed Puppy PER DAY (sire was 180# at 2 yrs so they were expected to be big). Weight of 60# at 5 months is not too bad considering how much your puppy is eating but mine were around 75# at 4 months. Depending on how tall you are, 60# and at your waist strongly suggests your dog is too thin.
10/8/2012 10:09:39 PM

Anonymous

Two cups of dog food twice a day is too much by itself. Then you add eggs on top of that. First, a Great Dane is not supposed to be fed a high protein diet. It is better to allow him to grow slow so that his organs, bones and muscles all grow at the same rate. He's at a decent weight for his age. But it is not generally a good idea to mix human food and dog food. Dog food moves through a dog's system very slow. If you want to feed him a whole food diet (lots on info on internet on how to) which would process through his system faster then do not feed him dog food. If you're going to feed him dog food do not give him human food regularly. Be especially careful about overfeeding a Great Dane as this can lead to a condition called bloat where his stomach turns over and can be deadly very quickly. Make sure he is calm after eating, no running and playing right away.
12/12/2013 5:46:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/28/2012 6:09:18 PM

7/28/2012 6:09:18 PM

I just got a 3 1/2 month old puppy, but she is at my knees. I am 6' 1". My roommate and I are... I just got a 3 1/2 month old puppy, but she is at my knees. I am 6' 1". My roommate and I are wondering if she is a great dane puppy. What do you guys think

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Anonymous

My great dane was about the same size at 3 1/2 months old and weighed 24 lb., he is know 5 months and weighs about 60 lb. When she is about 5 or 6 months she should be up to about your waist your waist and they start to get more of that great dane look. Great dane growth chart: 3 Months 25-45 lbs 17-23 inches 4 Months 45-65 lbs 20-25 inches 5 Months 60-85 lbs 24-30 inches 6 Months 65-100 lbs 26-33 inches 8 Months 80-120 lbs 28-34 inches 9 Months 85-125 lbs 28-35 inches 1 Year 95-140 lbs 29-36 inches
8/1/2012 7:39:49 PM

Anonymous

I agree with the other answer-my puppies were sometimes mistaken for greyhounds at 3 months. Get ready for some major growth in months 4-10.
10/8/2012 10:12:13 PM

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7/12/2012 8:31:44 AM

7/12/2012 8:31:44 AM

I have a 6 month old Great Dane that will howl, bark, cry, & scream when she is in her crate as... I have a 6 month old Great Dane that will howl, bark, cry, & scream when she is in her crate as soon as she can no longer see me. She will continue for an hour sometimes if she can hear that I'm home, but will stop after a few minutes if I have left the house. She doesn't seem to have a problem with her crate, I will find her laying in there on her own and has no problem "going to bed" when told. She has not always acted like this and it just seems to be getting worse. Its getting ridiculous, i'm afraid the neighbors will have us evicted. I love her to death but she's driving me crazy! Any suggestions?

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Anonymous

Try giving your Great Dane toys. Like a Kong. You can put treats in those or peanut butter, and that will keep them busy for quite a while. Also try letting her stay out with your home. And make sure she is worn out by walking her and playing in the backyard if you can so when you do put her in the crate she'll be tired and will sleep
7/12/2012 3:14:30 PM

Anonymous

I have 2 7-month old great danes (males so may be a little bit different story) and from experience and what I have read they can start to get clingy as you are the pack leader and they always want to be near you whenever they know you are around. Mine will follow me around like I'm the Pied Piper and get whiny sometimes even when I go to the bathroom. With patience and time you can work on leaving her alone with treats/chew toys/etc. Try being in the same room, then in same room but far away, then being in adjacent room, etc. Also plenty of socialization so she knows you are not the only person in her world. I think it's just something you have to work on. Having 2 helps there (being left alone) but brings other challenges (brainstorming together about what kind of trouble they can silently get in!).
10/8/2012 10:25:50 PM

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7/8/2012 6:37:23 PM

7/8/2012 6:37:23 PM

I have a great dane pup that is 4 1/2 months old. He weighs 50 pounds and you could see his ribs... I have a great dane pup that is 4 1/2 months old. He weighs 50 pounds and you could see his ribs and a little bit of his pelvic and spine bones. I was wondering if thats normal or if it just means he will not grow as big as great danes are suppose to grow. Thanks!

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Anonymous

It's perfectly normal in Dane puppies, and you want them to stay that way. If you can't see them, your dog is overweight
7/11/2012 2:15:01 PM

Anonymous

I was told by my vet that you should not be able to visually see the dane's ribs but when you move your hand across his coat you should be able to feel them. She told me this is a healthy weight for them. My dane is 5 1/2 months old and weighs 71 Ibs...I am 5'3 and he stands just about to my hip from paw to shoulder
9/20/2012 10:28:18 PM

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7/7/2012 6:17:32 PM

7/7/2012 6:17:32 PM

What brand of food should I get my great dane?

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Anonymous

You should get a brand that has approximately 23 percent protein and close to 12 percent fat or less. I use Diamond Large Breed Food it has 27 percent protien and 15 percent fat. Another brand that i think is good is Eagle Pack and maybe Science Diet. If I were you I would keep on doing some research. :)
7/10/2012 5:01:34 PM

Anonymous

You should feed him/ her sport mix becouse it give them energy and every large breed needs energy
12/28/2012 8:24:52 PM

Anonymous

Any brand with at least 23 % protein and a low fat quotient is okay, but puppies at least should be on a high protein diet geared toward large breed puppies as they are prone to bone/joint issues due to rapid growth.
1/24/2013 11:39:54 PM

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6/22/2012 11:30:32 PM

6/22/2012 11:30:32 PM

Me and my family are about to get a great dane will it jump high fences or did under them

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Anonymous

I have a great dane puppy and he loves to run jump and dig. But if the fence is high it wont jump it.
6/27/2012 10:46:53 AM

Anonymous

My Danes love digging but not under a fence. Also if you have a high fence, like 6' they should be fine. And if you just let them have one spot where they can dig, they wont mess with any other spots, or you can get them a sandbox
7/11/2012 2:16:36 PM

Anonymous

Before I adopted my great dane (she was 8.5 months old...) She jumped the 6 foot fence at the shelter. They had to put her in a covered area for her outdoor "play time". Also liked to dig under the fence.
7/26/2012 11:15:50 AM

Anonymous

The best thing to do is to keep your great dane inside the house and when she wants to go outside to play or go potty you should go with her. And try to do a lot of exercise with her that way when she goes outside she wont have that much energy to jump the fence. Oh and maybe you should put concrete at the bottom of the fence so she cant be able to dig under it.
7/26/2012 1:43:40 PM

Anonymous

My female Great Dane loves to dig but not usually under the fence. My male Great Dane jumps our 7 foot fence regularly. If he can't jump it he climbs it. No matter the breed if they want out bad enough they find a way. This same male will actually open the windows in the house if he wants outside (he used to jump through them until he broke too many windows and we put in triple panes.) He is four years old and has not het realized that he is no longer a puppy. Likewise he still sits in my lap (I'm 5'4" so he really doesn't fit) like he used to do as a baby. It sounds like a lot of trouble but they are both so worth all the extra effort. He just wants to go visit everyone in the neighborhood. Good thing we live in the country.
12/12/2013 5:51:18 PM

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