Great Dane Puppies & Breed Information

Great Dane

Great Dane Puppy Characteristics


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Great Dane Breed Information


Breed Group: Working

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

If you are looking for Great Dane puppies for sale from reputable Great Dane breeders or to adopt Great Danes from a Great Dane rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Great Dane puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Great Dane puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 4/18/2014
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