Great Dane Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:Deutsche Dogge, German Mastiff
  • Size:Giant
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Medium
  • Exercise Needed:Daily Walk
  • Energy Level:Low/Medium
  • Protection:Medium
  • Good with Children:Yes, if raised with them
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 120-200, Female: 100-120 lbs
  • Height:Male: 30-32, Female: 28-30 inches
  • Coat Colour:Brindle, black-masked fawn, blue, black, harlequin (white with irregular black patches)

Great Dane Coat

brindle, black-masked fawn, blue, black, harlequin (white with irregular black patches)

Great Dane Character

This is a very responsible and dependable breed, making him a great family pet. This breed should be extensively trained during puppyhood so they do not lean on people, especially children, or have any behavioural problems in the future.

Great Dane Temperament

His sheer size makes this breed very intimidating; however this dog is very gentle and loving. They can do well around other dogs, but should be socialized to prevent them becoming dog aggressive. The Great Dane is a very playful and loyal breed.

Great Dane Care

Combing and brushing the short coat of this breed regularly is acceptable for this giant breed. Rubber brushing also does well in removing any loose hair. Bathing a Great Dane can be difficult due to his size, but is a relatively clean dog.

Great Dane Activity

The Great Dane should have a large sized yard and plenty of exercise room. A very large breed, he requires very long walks regularly. This breed proves to be a good jogging companion and does well running alongside a bike.

Great Dane Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Great Dane is around 6-8 years, which is far shorter than many other dog breeds. There are a number of problems associated with this breed, and this includes deafness, heart problems, bloat, HD, HOD, cataracts, and bone cancer. Care should also be taken in extreme temperatures, as the Great Dane is sensitive to extreme heat or cold. The parents of the Great Dane puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.