Great Dane Breed Facts

  • Average Weight: 120-200 pounds (male) and 99-130 pounds (female)
  • Energy Level: Medium
  • Lifespan: 8-10 years
  • Temperament: Devoted, Loving, Gentle
  • Colors: Black, Brindle, Fawn, Blue, Mantle, Harlequin
  • Hypoallergenic: No

Great Dane Breed Overview

The Great Dane is of German descent and was bred from mastiff-like dogs that were considered noble protectors of the country estates in the 18th Century when they were not working with their owners to hunt wild boar.

What is the Great Dane Temperament?

A Great Dane’s imposing size can be intimidating, but they are known for being gentle and love physical affection from their owners.

What are the Proper Great Dane Grooming Tips & Care?

Your Great Dane’s activity level will dictate their grooming requirements, as they can be bathed weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly depending on their lifestyle. Their smooth coat can be easily brushed to minimize shedding.

What are the Great Dane Health Conditions?

Like most large dog breeds, Great Danes are at a higher risk of hip dysplasia and are commonly affected by bloating because of their sizable chests. Great Danes are also prone to dilated cardiomyopathy and many congenital heart diseases.

What is the Proper Great Dane Diet?

Because of their size, Great Danes have a fast metabolism, which results in more energy and food consumption per pound. Puppies can consume 2-4 cups of food per day, while adults require up to ten cups per day, over two meals. Talk to your vet about high-quality foods that fit your Great Dane’s unique needs.

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