Is a
Great Dane the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Great Dane

Choosing a Great Dane as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Huge majestic looking dogs, nicknamed the "Gentle Giant" Exhuberant and often appearng clumsy. Powerful but with a gentle side.

Suitable Owners

Experienced owners, strong and patient with plenty of space at home and in any transport.
Origins

Originally bred in Germany and Russia as Hunting Dogs, now kept more as a companion dogs.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

 Working Dogs
Coat:

 Sleek short and dense coat prone to shedding
Grooming:

 Requires occasional brushing but it could be more often to remove loose hair.
Average Height:

 71-76 cms. 28-39 ins,
Average Weight:

 46-54 kgs. 100-120 lbs.
Colour:

 fawn, black, blue or black and white.
Temperament:

 Exhuberant, outgoing dogs that can sometimes be stubborn and independent. Moderately easy to train (but easy to housetrain). Likes to be part of the family and if exercised properly will often be quiet at home, Generally make good guard dog possibly due to appearance rather than aggression..
 Exercise:

 Medium exercise requirement
Average Lifespan: 

8-10yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Because of their size they need early training and socialising.
Size can also be a problem around precious objects and small children.

Potential Health Concerns



Hip dysplasia, eye problems and cancer risks.
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