Great Dane

Great Dane information

The Great Dane originates from Germany. He is one of the tallest dog. We believe Great Danes result from the breeding of Greyhounds and Mastiffs. In the past, Great Danes were mostly used to hunt wild boar.

The Great Dane became the national emblem of Germany in the 19th century. With the Second World War, the Great Dane almost disappeared from Germany. Hopefully, the breed had survived in other countries.

Nowadays the Great Dane is used as a guard dog and companion.


Great Dane characteristics

The Great Dane measures between 28 to 30 inches and weighs between 46 to 54 Kilos. His big size makes him more subject to health problems.

The Great Dane coat can be of different colours: fawn, black, Brindle, Blue and white with black markings.


Great Dane Temperament

The Great Dane is a very affectionate and good natured dog. He is an excellent companion for all the family and is very attached to its members. His calm nature makes him good around children. Great Danes do not like to be left alone for long periods.

An early socialization can be recommended as Great Danes are often wary about strangers.


Great Dane Training

Great Dane puppies will need gentle but firm training. It is important that they understand the hierarchy of the household so that they do not become dominant. Great Dane will make excellent companions if they are well-trained. The Great Dane generally get along with most animals. However a gentle introduction is highly recommended.

Great Dane requires a lot of exercise. They need regular walks and challenges. Also they do not fit everyone's lifestyle.


Great Dane food habits

A good quality aliment is essential to the development of the Great Dane's bone structure. As most large dog breed, the Great Dane can be subject to Gastric Torsion. Also it is recommended to feed him at least twice a day and wait 1 to 2 hours before giving him intense exercise.


Great Dane Health

Great Dane can be subject to Gastric torsion. It is possible to reduce the risk of your animal getting Gastric torsion by feeding him twice daily and by limiting the amount of exercise after his meals.

Hip dysplasia is also a common health concern within the Great Dane breed. We believe the big size of the dog makes him more sensible to this disease. Before adopting a Great Dane puppy, it is therefore essential to check the parents health record.