Great Dane – Some Details About This Tall Breed

A real gentle giant is Great Dane and here are some details about this.

GREAT DANE – This tall and imposing breed of dog may have a gigantic size but their personality is quiet and kind and has this friendly demeanor.

One of the largest dog breeds is the Great Dane. It has a commanding size and tall stance that will make everyone taken aback by their tall size, big presence, strong body, muscular build, and a sleek, well-proportioned body.

Great Dane
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Based on the list of large dog breeds by weight, it ranks 5th and has an average weight of 110-175 pounds.

But despite their intimidating size, they are gentle and make a great family companion. They are loyal, sociable, able to form strong bonds with their human companion, affectionate, good with children, friendly with other people, good guard dogs, low-energy indoors, enjoy just lounging with their humans, and close to their owners.

They are the best breed for those who are living in an apartment but want a lazy fur company. They may be lazy but regular exercise is still a must.

Quick facts

  • they are also called German Mastiff or Deutsche Dogge that originated in Germany to protect country estates and hunt wild boar
  • this is from the working group
  • it can live for up to eight to 10 years
  • it can grow for up to 76-86 cm tall
  • their coat is short which comes in different colors such as fawn, brindle, blue, black, and harlequin or the white with irregular black patches
  • they are not active dogs and would rather lounge indoors but exercise is needed to maintain their health
  • they are prone to diseases such as hip dysplasia, bloat (gastric torsion), and heart problems
  • they are referred to as the “Apollo of Dogs”
  • Scooby Doo is a Great Dane

In owning this dog breed, you must expect that it will occupy a huge space and eat huge. The owner will cost a lot in terms of food.

Meanwhile, the other dog breeds that are famous in the Philippines are beagles, poodles, pugs, golden retrievers, Siberian huskies, shih tzus, chihuahuas, German shepherds, Dobermans, and labrador retrievers.

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