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This breed of domestic dog is popularly known for its giant size. A Great Dane called Zeus is the record holder for the tallest dog ever. Discover more about our Great Dane puppies for sale below!

Breed History

Great Dane has its origin from Germany although some are of the belief that this dog breed has ancient origins. It is assumed that this breed came about after crossing the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound which explains its athletic and distinct body. 

The Great Dane was originally developed in Germany as a boar hunter; as time went on, it was no longer considered as a hunting dog and became well known as a watchdog and companion. While breeding this dog, the aim was to make it less aggressive hence, its gentle disposition.

Temperament

Great Dane is a loyal and intelligent dog with a warm temperament and is often called a gentle giant; it possesses a joyful spirit and provides loving companionship. 

It is one of the most even-tempered dog breeds with a lovable personality; it also has a reputation for being a courageous dog, this can be linked back to its history as a hunter back in Germany and England. 

Great Dane also possesses a playful disposition; it is unaware of its size and wouldn’t mind being a lap dog if given the chance.

Environment

This unique breed enjoys having humans in its company and craves attention. It is happiest in an environment where it is surrounded by its human family and if it doesn’t get this often, it might develop some behavioral issues later on. 

Because of its playful disposition, it thrives well in a household with children as it bonds very well with the kids as long as the child is big enough to handle it. 

This giant dog is best suited for large spaces in order to prevent an accident due to its size; while apartment living is possible for this dog, it is recommended to keep it in a large yard.

Exercise

Great Dane needs a long walk at least once every day; it also helps if it has a large yard to play in. For the adult Great Dane, it requires an average of 30 to 60 minutes of exercise daily depending on its age and level of activity. 

At the puppy and adolescent age, it requires about 90 minutes of exercise daily. At every level of the Great Dane’s life, it needs exercise proportional to its age.

Grooming

This dog requires regular bathing and grooming. Depending on its activity level, it can be bathed weekly and up to every six weeks. It has a smooth coat and regular bathing is very necessary in order to maintain its skin and coat and reduce shedding. 

Before bathing the dog, it is recommended to remove loose coats and loosen dirt and debris with a high-velocity dryer. After bathing, it is recommended to use a hydrating spray in order to maintain hydration.

Our Great Dane puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Great Dane puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Great Dane puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Great Dane puppies.

 

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Great Dane

What are the common problems in Great Dane?

Some health issues common with the Great Dane are dysplasia, gastric torsion, elbow dysplasia, and hypothyroidism.

Is Great Dane good with children?

Yes. Great Dane is an ideal family pet regardless of its size, it is moderately playful and affectionate which makes it suitable for children.

Does the Great Dane shed a lot?

The Great Dane sheds all year round. However, regular baths and blowouts can help accelerate their shedding process.

Does Great Dane require a lot of grooming?

No. Dane requires minimal grooming, its smooth and short hair requires routine baths to minimize shedding and maintain its coat.

Can Great Dane be left alone for a long time?

No. This particular dog breed thrives in an environment where it has company. When left alone for too long and not given attention over a period of time, it might develop some behavioral issues.

How big does the Great Dane get?

On average, the Great Dane grows between 2 feet, 4 inches to 2 feet, 10 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 100 to 200 pounds.

Should I neuter my Great Dane?

For Great Dane, neutering is not recommended before it attains 12 months as this interferes with the closure of its growth plate.

Is the Great Dane a smart dog?

Although the Great Dane is not the smartest dog breed, it is intelligent enough to learn how to be a responsible family member.

How often does the Great Dane go into heat?

Unlike some other dog breeds that go into heat twice a year, the Great Dane typically goes into heat every 12 to 18 months.

Can the Great Dane swim?

Great Dane is not a natural swimmer. While some may enjoy playing in the water, others might not.

If you need a dog that will enjoy sitting by your side and knows how to be a great family member, the Great Dane is the right dog for you.


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