Great Dane

Great Dane

When trained, this dog is dependable, pleasant and very friendly. It gets along well with children and other pets.

Breed Overview

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 Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 30-35"; Female: 28-33"
Weight: Male: 130-18 lb; Female 110-150 lb
Lifespan: 7-10 years

Breed Traits

Friendly, Spirited, Working group,

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