- Full Name
- Great Dane
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- Life Span
- 7 - 10 years
- 110 - 190 pounds
The giant of the dog world- although calm and friendly, they are intimidating just from their pure size alone. Some believe Egyptian carvings from 3,000 BC depict the Great Dane and that it was known as both a dog of royalty and a fierce hunting companion who could take on wild boar and other animals. Although the Great Dane is still an imposing dog, it is much calmer and suited as a family dog. In fact, even though it has hunting roots, it is no longer known as an ideal hunting dog. Unfortunately, Great Danes have many potential health issues and have one of the lowest life spans of all dog breeds.
- Bred For
- Hunting & holding boars, Guardian
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Great Dane good with children?
Is the Great Dane friendly with strangers?
Is the Great Dane friendly with other dogs?
Does the Great Dane like to cuddle?
Does the Great Dane like to play?
Does the Great Dane make a good service dog?
Is the Great Dane good for first-time owners?
How well can the Great Dane be trained?
Does the Great Dane shed a lot?
Is the Great Dane easy to groom?
Does the Great Dane need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Great Dane?
How much does the Great Dane bark? Does the Great Dane bark too much?
Is the Great Dane a good guard dog?
Is the Great Dane good at staying alone? Is the Great Dane independent?
Is the Great Dane a good apartment dog?
How big is the Great Dane?
How much does the Great Dane tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Great Dane?
How much does the Great Dane tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Great Dane?
Does the Great Dane try to run away?
Is the Great Dane a healthy dog? The health of a Great Dane should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Great Dane?
How much does the Great Dane drool?
Does the Great Dane have a large prey drive? Does the Great Dane like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Great Dane atheltic?
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