Befriending a gentle giant for life!
Country of Origin: Germany
Dog Group: Working
Origin of Name: Great Dane, translated to English from its French name ‘Grand Danois’, meaning Big Danish. However, the breed has nothing to do with Denmark as they are totally bred in Germany.
SheddingA bit high
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very high
Life Span-9 to 10 years
Great Dane Price in India: 5000 INR to 12000 INR
About Great Dane:
A Great Dane is commonly called the gentle giant of the dog world and rightly so. Great Dane has the perfect temperament to be a suitable. Due to their formidable size, it is safe to call them one of the world’s tallest dog breeds. In fact, the current record holder of the tallest dog in the world as per the Guinness World Record is held by Zeus, a Great Dane in the United States. Some even call them Apollo because of their presence in ancient Roman as depicted upon coins and scriptures.
Great Dane is a tallest dog breed and also one of the most loving temperaments you will choose to share space with. Although, with great stature comes great costs; they are likely to knock down a objects in their way including the young humans and the frail-bodied.
The Great Dane is known to be first bred and recorded around the 16th Century in Europe, however scriptures of an almost identical dog have been revealed dating back to about 3,000 B.C. The most likely originators of this dog are known to be English Mastiff and Irish wolfhound. Also known as 'German Mastiff', it is still quite a mystery where the name 'Great Dane' came to be.
Germany named this monstrous but friendly beast as their National Dog in 1876.
When they are about 12 months of age, they are already almost bigger than a 5-year old human. During the entire time they are growing, they seem to be completely oblivious of their size and presence..
Visits to Groomer-low
Tolerance to heat- Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
The Great Dane is a majestic, large breed but with its size comes an abundance of health issues. This is one of the prime reasons that this breed has a short life span of about seven to ten years. Though your pet might have a healthy life, here are a few problems that are most common to your Great Dane.
There is a reason they are called Gentle Giants. Great Danes in general have a calm disposition. They are great family pets and affectionate with children, their size can at times knock down infants and toddlers by mistake, so you have to ensure that they have ample space to move around. They do not bark much so are perfect as pets. Dependable
Training & Intelligence
Training your Great Dane is not difficult. They are an easy breed to train though you should start early. The basic obedience training is required early only as it becomes difficult at times when your puppy grows larger. These gentle giants need to be socialized early.
Great Danes are not difficult to house train, they are intelligent and toilet training them is not at all difficult. If you are an owner or an aspiring one, remember that they grow to be large in size and people in general can be a little scared of them.
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding- No
Great Danes in general are a healthy breed and even their breeding does not have many complications attached. The only thing you have to think about is giving the adorable puppies up for sale or adoption. An average male and female Great Dane attains sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age. Though your pet is still very young to breed.