When trained, this dog is dependable, pleasant and very friendly. It gets along well with children and other pets.
These German dogs originated during the Middle Ages. They were used as guardians and for hunting large game. Today, they are used for companionship. These large dogs are friendly, courageous, dependable, and full of spirit. They are great with children and are friendly with other dogs and pets, however, like all bigger dogs, they should be supervised. If well trained, they are great, pleasant, and very well-mannered dogs. Great Danes require daily, yet moderate exercise, such as a good walk. They enjoy dividing their time between the indoors and outdoors, but are mainly suited to be indoor dogs. Ideal human companions for Great Danes are singles, active individuals, strong individuals, and families with older children. Grooming is very minimal because they tend to have shorter hair.
Breed Details & Traits
Height: Male: 30-35"; Female: 28-33"
Weight: Male: 130-18 lb; Female 110-150 lb
Lifespan: 7-10 years
Friendly, Spirited, Working group,
Common Health Concerns for Great Dane:
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Gastric Torsion
- Hip Dysplasia
- HOD-Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
- OCD-Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Wobbler's Syndrome-CVI
Less Common Concerns for Great Dane:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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