Great Dane

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Breed Group: Working
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
100-120 lbs
Male: 30-32; Female: 28-30 inches
brindle, black-masked fawn, blue, black, harlequin (white with irregular black patches)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2020

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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 $1,100.00. 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 $2,500 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: $1,100.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 16105 Great Dane puppies across the United States on

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 2020

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 16105 Great Dane dogs.
  • 1. Doggenwagner
  • 2. Blue
  • 3. Dane
  • 4. Harley
  • 5. Thor
  • 6. Bella
  • 7. Duke
  • 8. Zeus
  • 9. Angel
  • 10. Olga
  • 11. Red
  • 12. Diamond
  • 13. Athena
  • 14. Apollo
  • 15. Daisy
  • 16. Titan
  • 17. Pink
  • 18. Tank
  • 19. Maggie
  • 20. Samson

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Member Since: October 2019
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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We are a small family farm in Central Pa. Living on 3 acres our main focus is puppies started correctly. Raising them on Vitamin D and exercise, they usually have full outdoor access to green grass meadows and sunshine by the time they are 6 weeks old. Our children will have spent a lot of time with these dogs before they come to you and they are very used to human and other animal reaction.

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Anonymous asked:
Can I breed a brindle to a Harliquin?



There is nothing stopping anyone from breeding a Harliquin Great Dane to a Brindle Great Dane. As long as both the dam and sire have had their medical tests and have passed and are both in good shape physically.


You can however it is not advised. Breeders go to great effort to maintain pure bloodlines to produce quality puppies. It’s a good rule of thumb that a breeder who makes no effort to breed to the standard is going to produce inferior puppies. Equaling a lot of medical bills for you.

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



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.


I have to disagree about a danes avg life span. I have lovingly raised them for 25yrs and in my hands the life span is more like 9-11 yrs and they are productive ones.

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



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.


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.


Males need to be fixed and they will often mark their territory. Boys are also more likely to chew on things and may show more aggressive behavior. If you like that-get a boy- if you don't-female


Neuter and spay early. For girls thats before they come into heat, for boys before they start lifting their leg to pee. If you do this, it will limit bad, unwanted behavior. Your vet can tell you when the earliest time wou k d be safe.


I find people tend to have personal preferences towards male or female. I, for instance, prefer male dogs. They seem to be easier to train and pamper for my personality type. I suggest that you go with the one who primarily turns out to be your favorite. I ask my puppy parents who have this similar dilemma to do the following exercise to help them decide. “Consider all of the pets you’ve had in your life. Out of your most favorite and easy to live with we’re they primarily male or female?” For most people it becomes obvious they notice a difference. For a rare few they really have no preference. In this case I say once you find a breeder and litter you are happy with go with the puppy you like best. After all the best sex for you may not be the best for someone else and since the dogs you have now are altered there should not be any issues between a new young puppy if the new puppy is raised with them. If your dogs you had were not altered then unaltered males usually get along better with fixed males and fixed or unaltered females. Females tend to get along with other females or males unless someone has aggression issues, heaven forbid, then restrict it to males or fixed females and maybe only altered males in rare cases, all of this as a general rule of thumb. It really is best if you (or the breeder) know the dog/puppy well enough to recognize the best candidates for a good puppy-parent match. This info has worked to help the individual determine the best way to know what will work best for their personal situation and I hope offers enough info to help one make their own educated decision. If someone insists that you select one or the other remember that just because it may work out well for them, it may not be the best option for you personally. Good luck!

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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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.

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Updated: 3/30/2020