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Great Dane

Great Dane
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Overview

The Great Dane is a fun breed of dog that is enjoyed by many people. The dog is one of the largest breeds that are on the market. The lineage of the Great Dane goes back many years as well. That adds to the prestige of the dog breed for many owners. The Great Dane can be a loyal companion and makes for a fun conversation point. The Great Dane can be a swift runner and protects the house against potential threats. That is why the demand is rising for the Great Dane as of lately. People see real potential in the animal and want to take good care of it over time.

History:

There is evidence that the Great Dane breed dates back to antiquity. Ancient Greece may have started breeding the animal over the years. But it was the British that really took a liking to the Great Dane. They once imported the dog from countries around Europe. At one point in time, the dog was known as the "English breed" because of its popularity. The breed has been refined over the years as well. The dog has been known to be quite large and has a personality all to its own.

Temperament:

The Great Dane was bred to be a hunting dog. But it is kind around the family unit when that is needed. It is a good dog to keep around kids and people enjoy that experience. The Great Dane is worth a look by dedicated dog fanatics. The new owners will want to understand the dog breed as best as they can.

Lifespan:

Many larger breeds of dog don't seem to live as long. Most Great Dane dogs will live about 8 to 10 years. Owners can take steps towards helping the large dog thrive. Proper diet and exercise can add to their life expectancy. It will be happiest around friends and family at home. It is a docile breed and might spend some time napping around the house.

Shedding:

The Great Dane is a short haired breed of dog. The Great Dane needs to be bathed at regular intervals as well. The Great Dane will shed to a slight degree, especially in warmer climates. But some people will want to check their allergic reaction to the animal. Some preventative measures and knowledge can win over support from a lot of new owners in time.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #14
2017: #14
2016: #14
2015: #15
Origin:Germany
Breed Group:Working (AKC:1887)
Guardian Dogs (UKC)
Size:Giant
Type:Purebred
Life span:7-10 years
Temperament:Friendly
Confident
Devoted
Intelligent
Gentle
Loving
Reserved
Height:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm)
Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm)
Weight:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg)
Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg)
Colors:Black
Black & White
Blue
Brindle
Fawn
Harlequin
Mantle
Merle
White
Litter Size:10-15 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1200 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Toby Maggie
2 Bear Chloe
3 Bruno Princess
4 Diesel Maya
5 Roscoe Izzy
6 Rusty Angel
7 Rocco Cookie
8 Otis Marley
9 Boomer Minnie
10 Tank Callie
11 Brutus Mimi
12 Chester Madison
13 Bubba Nina
14 Mickey Lucky
15 Mac Ava
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