Great Dane

great dane

Great with its height and the greatest at its affection, the tally Great Dane is one such breed you ought to know.

The breed is believed to be the largest breed of all times.

Originally bred as a boarhound, this dog hails from Germany and in the present day is a popular homely pet animal.

Great Danes are popularly known as the “gentle giant”.

Gentle with its nature and giant in its size.  

Quick Facts

Avg. Weight: 140-175 pounds (male) and 110-140 pounds (female)

Avg. Height: 30-32 inches (male) and 28-30 and inches (female)

Life Expectancy: 7-10 years

Dog Group: Working Group

Colors: black, fawn, blue, mantle, brindle, Harlequin

Other Names: Dane, Apollo of dogs, gentle giant, German Mastiff, Deutsche doggie

Dog Rank: 16/193 (United States of America)

At A Glance

Size (5/5)

The Danes are the largest in all dogs.

The massive breed is a full-size living being with 175 pounds of weight and 32 inches of height at shoulder level.

Affection Level (5/5)

Great Danes are lovely companion dogs.

They are the best within the family and will give you all that they have in the form of love and care.

The affection level with the family is so pure that the breed can sense human emotions.

Apartment-Friendly (1/5)

The size composition of apartments is smaller for Dane’s full-fletched growth.

However, many contradict with the opinion that although the canine is large in size, they adapt well in apartments with the basic amenities.  

Cold Weather Tolerability (2/5)

This canine reacts poorly to extreme climates.

They would love to be in cold but not where the weather can drop the temperature to intolerant degrees.

Hot Weather Tolerability (3/5)

In the summers too, the Danes would prefer being indoors in air-conditioned environments to that for the scorching heat.

Keep in mind the dog breed’s adaptability to selective weather conditions before welcoming the pup home.         

Barking Tendencies (4/5)

Great Danes are the barkers you would look for.

Not only do the bark often but they bark loud and sonorous. 

Your neighbors are likely to shut their ears in annoyance with the barking sounds.

Keep in mind before getting a Dane pup home. 

Cat-Friendly (4/5)

Usually, the dog is friendly to all animals around but they have a tendency to chase cats and other smaller animals.

You will need to teach your pooch how to behave around with cats.

Dog-Friendly (5/5)

Generally, Great Danes are friendly with dogs unless proven opposite.

They look aggressive and unfriendly but one should not judge a dog breed on its looks.

Exercise Needs (5/5)

Large breeds generally require a lot of play and exercise.

But this muscular breed will not force you to remove your time for heavy workouts and play.

Just 30 to 60 minutes of normal walk or play daily is sufficient for a healthy Great Dane.  

Grooming Needs (4/5)

The “gentle giants” are gentle enough to shed much.

The large size does not come with much of the grooming requirement.

But they do drool and keeping you would need to keep moving behind it for the chin wipe several times a day.

Dane owners must limit the baths to once in 2 weeks to retain the natural essential oils of the body.

Playfulness (5/5)                                                                          

If you as a dog owner are a playful person, expect your Great Dane to be playful as well. 

The pet dog is the happiest when with the owner and displays the best of its playfulness around them.

Trainability (5/5)

One characteristic that stands them out is that the Great Danes are people-oriented dogs.

This makes it enormously easy for professionals to train and instruct them.

The dog breed is respondent to clear commands.     

Intelligence (3/5)

Great Dane is neither a foolish dog nor a very highly intelligent canine.

Their intelligent is midrange corresponding to their tactical skills and body orientation.

The breed has used its intelligence as protecting guard dogs for their families.

Mouthiness (2/5)

Do you like dogs with cuddles and friendly licks?

You would be the happiest to know that the Great Dane can be mouthy.

Their mouthy behavior is moderate.

Price Group (3/5)

A Great Dane puppy price ranges from $600 to $3,000. 

The price comes with its massive size.

The Harlequin Great Dane is among the most expensive ones because of its attractive rare color.  

Abo>About Great Dane

great dane puppy

As a puppy, you will not be able to imagine the huge size this dog will take in your house and in your heart over time.

At the time of its birth, the dog will weigh 1 to 2 lbs.

It is this phase when you need to give nutritional value and the right training and care to your Great Dane puppy.

Dane puppies are adorably wonderful to have in your laps.

However, do not make this a habit as the dogs are laughed upon being the largest lapdogs in the world as adults.



An adult Great Dane dog is a massive fully grown dog up to the range of 175 pounds and 32 inches.

Many adult dogs have grown beyond that size as well.

Great Danes are given the name of “Apollo of dogs” in size and spirit.

Apollo is a Greek name that signifies strength and courage.

This majestic dog will stand taller than you once on its hind legs. 

Such is its power and bold looks.

Where G>Where Great Danes Came From?

Where breed Came From

The tall sleek canine comes from the European country Germany.

They were popularly bred to hunt boar.

The dog was christened with the name Deutsche Dodge which took years to take the present-day name that was given in Denmark.

The originality of the breed is not from Denmark, which most of us easily believe with the name “Dane”.

The Great Dane is today the national dog of Germany and ranks the 16th most popular dogs in the American Kennel Club list.


great dog comes with great size

The great dog comes with great size.

You will know it is a Great Dane in the first sight of this sleek and elegant companion dog.

A male Dane will weigh about 175 pounds where the female weighs lighter for about 140 pounds.

The height of the dog is one a massive one with a square-shaped body and long pointed ears.


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