All About Your Great Dane

The Great Dane obeys orders easily and learns quickly what he can and cannot do!

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Of German origin, as its name already indicates, the Great Dane is also known in some countries as “Danish dog”. Used in previous centuries as a hunting dog and war dog, it still has many instincts of its kind and therefore suffers from the reputation of being an aggressive dog. In fact, the Great Dane is a docile dog and is an incredible companion. They have become very popular recently, despite all the difficulties involved in raising a giant-sized dog.


The height varies from

71 to 86 cm


Weight varies from

50 to 90 kg


The Great Dane’s coat is short and dense. They are most commonly found in blue-gray and brindle colors, but gold, harlequin and black are also quite common.


Being a dog that had its origins in hunting and war dogs, it is a very healthy dog. If daily walks are carried out so that he can exercise and periodic examinations, it is unlikely that your Great Dane will have health problems.

However, as a breed dog, he is predisposed to some diseases. One of them is hip dysplasia (imperfect fit of the hip joint), mainly due to its giant size. To avoid problems of this kind, physical exercises are essential – since muscle strengthening can help. Periodic knee examinations are recommended, as these dogs may also have these joints overloaded.

Dogs of this breed are also quite predisposed to gastric torsion, so this is another health problem that needs attention for Great Dane tutors, in this case the ideal is not to allow your pet to do any type of physical activity after eating or drinking water . Elbow dysplasia, Wobbler syndrome, cataracts and bone problems are also seen with some frequency in Danish dogs and deserve special care.


Despite the reputation of being an aggressive dog, the Great Dane is actually a very sensitive and sweet dog. Because he is large and because of his posture, he may be frightening at first sight, but in general he is a gentle, caring and loving dog. He is very relaxed and gets along well with children and other dogs, although his play is not recommended for very young children because of his size. It tends to be a somewhat petty pet, which doesn’t have much idea of ​​its immense size.


The origin of the dog Great Dane says a lot about his intelligence. As a dog bred to hunt and help in war, he became a great sniffer and is very observant. Despite being a docile dog, he will constantly pay attention around where he is to check that there is nothing suspicious and unusual happening.

He is a dog who, precisely because he is a companion, feels obliged to protect his humans and will do anything to ensure their safety. His origins made him a dog with ease to be trained and learn tricks. In addition, as a matter of obedience, as it is a very large dog, it is capable of making a big mess, especially if it is raised in an environment that does not have space for its giant size. However, he obeys orders easily and learns quickly what he can and cannot do.

Life Expectancy

Despite not having many health problems, the expectations of the Great Dane dogs are not the longest. Most live between eight and ten years of age. That is why it is important to take your Great Dane frequently to the veterinarian, to make sure that your health is going well.


The Great Dane releases a lot of hair and therefore needs to be brushed quite often, especially in the spring and autumn. Divide your Great Dane’s meals so that he never eats a large amount at once – this can prevent him from having gastric torsion, a condition that can be fatal and most often requires quick surgical intervention


Do you know which famous dog is the Great Dane breed? Ironically, it’s the fearful Scooby-Doo! In the Middle Ages, dogs of this breed were believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits.

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