Great Dane

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Great Dane puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Great Dane varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Great Dane puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Great Danes sold is $1,000.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Great Dane with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,400 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Great Dane with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Great Danes sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,000.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $2,400.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 13668 Great Dane puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Great Dane puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Great Danes true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Great Dane Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 13668 Great Dane dogs.
  • 1. Doggenwagner
  • 2. Dane
  • 3. Blue
  • 4. Olga
  • 5. Bella
  • 6. Duke
  • 7. Thor
  • 8. Harley
  • 9. Diamond
  • 10. Red
  • 11. Angel
  • 12. Pink
  • 13. Zeus
  • 14. Maggie
  • 15. Mantle
  • 16. Apollo
  • 17. Big Boy
  • 18. Max
  • 19. Samson
  • 20. Tank

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Sabra's Danes
Member Since: May 2005
Location: Omaha / Council Bluffs, Nebraska
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We raise Beautiful AKC Registerd Great Dane puppies.All puppies are sold on contract with 2 year Health Guarantee. They are raised inside my home with lots of love and affection. I'm pharmacy tech and believe in the best health care possible. They are my babies. They are paper trained, vet checked have all of their puppyshots dewclaws removed and are very Healthy Happy Puppies. We live in Nebraska. We do not crop ears and this must be done between 10 & 12 weeks of age. We do ship puppies Continental Airlines petsafe program when they have had all of their shots to protect them. If you have any questions never hesitate to call. If you want a hand raised Happy Healthy Puppy you can count on me. The beginning of a Great Danes life is very important to the proper development. They grow very rapidly. Once you own a great dane you will never own anything else. They are amazing. Sincerely Sabra If you would like to see pictures of past puppies and our danes go to http://great-dane-nebraska.gotpetsonline.com

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Anonymous asked:
Can a Great Dane become a service dog? Ptsd and mobility?

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Yes, the Great Dane has long been used as a Service Dog for Mobility as well as PTSD. They are an amazing breed of dog to help people in those areas. However, please note that because of the size of dog and their limited life-span; they are a hard breed to deal with as a Service Dog. Normally it takes a Service Dog until the age of 2 to be certified. With the Great Dane living an average of 6 - 8 years; and the requirements is that the dog should be retired at least a year before the average life-span is over, it means that one would only get 3 - 5 years of service with that dog. Compared to a Golden Retriever or Labrador getting an average of 7 - 9 years of service with that dog. There are breeders that do breed their Great Danes for Service Dogs and can be contacted through their websites.

Anonymous asked:
If I have 4 neutered small dogs and 2 small spayed females which would be a better choice of Great Dane, male or female?

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Anonymous

It would all depend on the breed of small dogs that you have as to whether a male or female would be best. However, please note that Great Danes are, huge. And even as puppies can accidentally knock over full grown adults. So if you plan on getting one and have very small dogs, please supervise all interactions as the puppy could accidentally injure one of your small dogs easily without meaning too. It is best to contact the breeder you plan on getting your puppy with and asking them to pick out a puppy for you that would work with the small dogs you have. If he/she is a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeding; he/she should be able to pick you a puppy without a problem.

Anonymous

Since they're pure breds, there are also dogs with the show dog personality and more of a family dog personality to keep in mind. In general, females are a little more independent and may sometimes seem like they don't want attention (though they won't be bothered by it). Males are constantly wanting to please and be given affection and praise. As with all animals, there are differences in personality, though. These are just generalities.

Anonymous asked:
If I work from 0800 to 6pm, is a Great Dane right for me? I know he will have to be crate trained but is that to long to stay in a cage? Also I have a 4 year old daughter should I wait until she is older before I get a Great Dane?

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Anonymous

No dog, Great Dane or not, should be left alone for that amount of time every day. Even an adult dog will need to be let out and have some exercise. Your family sounds like a Great Dane would work; but you need to figure something else out for the day for your dog. Either have a dog sitting come in the afternoon to walk/pee and poop your dog; or have your dog go to doggy day care a couple times a week while you are working. Monday, Wednesday and Friday would work and then have yourself, or a dog sitter let your dog out for a walk/bathroom break on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Anonymous asked:
Do Great Dane's shed?

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Yes. The good news is that feeding a quality diet, and keeping your Dane's coat in optimal condition will lessen the amount of shedding.

Anonymous asked:
I am planning on getting a Great Dane for my family. I am a stay at home mother my husband works 12 hours a day 7 days a week as of now he will be working less in November, we also have a 5-year-old son we live in an apartment. I've done a lot of research on large dogs that are good with apartments, my husband refuses a small ankle bitter. I have come across the Great Dane and have fell in love. I have been spending a lot of time studying and doing my research on the breed I have the time to spend. I would like your thoughts, tips, ideas and concerns on bringing this beautiful dog into our home. I would like to be completely ready when and if we decide to make this big step of adding a new family member please feel free to ask any questions or concerns.

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If you have never owned a Great Dane before, my main suggestion is to spend some time with the breed. Depending on if you get a puppy or rescue an adult dog is also a choice you'll have to make. An adult dog will already be house trained and since you live in an apartment, that is good. While a puppy will be with the family longer, there is a lot of work that comes with a puppy such as house training and obedience training. Contact some local breeders and spend time with the breed and dogs. Figure out if you want a puppy or an adult dog and go from there.

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Updated: 8/22/2017