GreatDane dog information

The Great Dane is a large dog breed originating from Denmark. They are a versatile breed that can be used for many different tasks. They are also known for their great size and trainability. They are one of the oldest breeds of dogs still around today.

Even though they are giant dogs, they are still considered gentle giants. Their large size and floppy ears easily recognize the Great Dane.

The great Dane is a large, athletic, and highly trainable dog. Harlequin Great Dane, the giant dog in the world, has a shoulder height three feet taller than the dog standing next to him.

Great Dane dogs are also very loyal and patient and often want to please their owners, making them wonderful to have as family members. Great Dane puppies are adorable and most beautiful creatures.

Great Danes are powerful animals with a vast range of personality features. They are highly devoted to their owners and make friends easily. They are also very protective and affectionate of their people, which makes them excellent guard dogs. They are very calm and gentle dogs which is why they are good with households with young children.

CHARACTERISTICS

• Personality Traits

The Great Dane is often referred to as a gentle giant for a good reason. They are often described as “affectionate and playful” and are known for their gentle behavior. These large dogs are shy and take a while to warm up to new people. They are very loyal and devoted to their family and will always be a companion that loves to have fun!

• Size and Weight

The height of a female Great Dane is 71-81 cm, whereas the height of a male Great Dane is somewhere between 76 cm and 86 cm. The weight of a female Great Dane ranges from 45 kg to 60 kg, and the weight of a male Great Dane is around 54-90 kg.

• Coat and Grooming

Great Dane dogs have dense, short, and smooth hair on their bodies. Great Dane dogs may have thick fur that must be brushed very often. They tend to be on the heavier side when it comes to shedding. The four Great Dane dog coat colors are black, black with tan markings, brown, and chocolate brown. The black mahogany, black tan, and black seal are the three shades of black that are also very famous.

Another favorite color of Great Dane dogs is black and white. They generally have black spots and patches on the white base. These are rare and unique types of Great Danesre known as “Harlequin Great Danes.”

 

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SPECIAL TRAITS

• Great Dane coat comes in various colors, but one unique and rare kind of Great Dane is there, known as Harlequin Great Dane. Harlequin Great Danes have black spots and patches of white fur all over their bodies.

• A recent craze in Great Dane dog breeds is ear cropping. Ear cropping is the process of removing excess skin from the ear to reduce its size of the ear. This is often performed when the ears are too large or floppy. The process has also become popular among owners who want to change the shape or style of their dog’s ears. There are many ear cropping styles available for your dog’s ear.

• The Great Dane dog breed is highly trainable: due species is passionate about the games. T due to their intelligence Great Dane puppies require daily exercise for better growth and physical fitness.

HISTORY

Great Danes have been Shown in art since 3000 B.C. The earliest known depiction of the breed was on an Egyptian artifact from that period, and similar dogs appear in Babylonian temples built around 2000 B.C. Dogs like these are thought to have originated in Tibet, with Chinese literature from 1121 B.C. describing such dogs.

The breed was probably taken from many parts of the world by Assyrian traders, who traded the dogs to the Romans and Greeks. These breeds were then bred with other species, including the ancestors of the English Mastiff. Some believe that Irish Greyhounds or Irish Wolfhounds also influenced it.

Called Boar Hounds initially, the Great Dane was bred to hunt boars. Their cropped ears prevent them from the injuries caused by boar tusks. Their name was changed to “English Dogges” in the 16th century.

The name Great Dane came about in the 1700s when a French naturalist in Denmark saw a slimmer version of the Boar Hound, which resembled a Greyhound. He named the dog Grand Danois, which became Great Dane in English, with more extensive examples called Danish Mastiffs. Denmark did not develop the breed, but the name continued.

German breeders are generally credited with refining the breed to be the well-matured, intelligent dog we know today. In 1880, a meeting was held in Berlin for breeders and judges, and it was decided, as the dogs were relatively different from the English Mastiffs, a new name was given to the breed Deutsche Dodge(German Dog).

In Germany, the Deutscher Doggen-Klub (German Mastiff Club) was founded in 1899 and received the name also. However, some refused to take the title. So the Italians call the breed Alano—meaning “mastiff” and English-speaking countries refer to them as Great Danes.

In the late 1800s, German breeders continued to develop the breed. They started focusing on the dog’s temperament because Great Danes were aggressive dogs due to their original use as hunting dogs. They tried to create a more docile and gentle animal, and they succeeded.

Their arrival in the U.S. is still unknown, but in 1889, the Great Dane Club of America was founded. And then American Kennel Club also registered the breed.

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GREAT DANE HEALTH CONDITIONS

• Bone Cancer

Bone cancer in Great Danes is a relatively common condition in these animals, with most cases occurring in dogs aged one year and older. This condition can affect any bone within the body but most commonly occurs in the appendicular skeleton (humerus, femur, and radius) and the skull bones, particularly the mandible.

• Development Issues

Developing problems are widespread in Great Dane dogs. Whether an issue is physical or mental, it cannot be resolved without collaboration. It is essential to understand those development problems are common in all dog breeds and that all dogs are affected to some extent by them. It is necessary to give proper attention to the Great Dane puppies growing up.

• Gastric Torsion

Gastric torsion in your Great Dane dogs can be a life-threatening condition. It occurs when your food is not digested properly in your stomach. The sudden release of stomach digestive acids or contents can lead to heavy vomiting, diarrhea, or both.

• Heart Disease

There are many heart diseases in Great Dane dogs, excluding the most common, which is dilated cardiomyopathy. Other heart diseases include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and myocardial infarction. The most common causes of heart attack and sudden death in Great Dane dogs are sudden death from choking due to the large size of their tracheas and myocardial infarction, which is due to a lack of blood in the coronary arteries.

• Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia condition in Great Dane dogs is a condition that affects dogs, causing them to walk on their hind legs abnormally, causing their hips to be pulled to one side. This condition causes lameness and sometimes pain, affecting how the dog moves, walks, and runs.

CARE

Great Dane dogs have needs that differ from those of most dogs. These needs are based on the known biology of the breed and their natural behavior. Most great Danes, like most dogs, need to be walked or play exciting games with their people, but some like to roam freely.

Dogs need to exercise and play to stay healthy. Great Danes like to play a lot and need lots of exercise and playtime. The exercise needs include a combination of at least one of two types of activity – free running and all-terrain. They must run, wrestle, play fetch, and be around people. Great Dane dogs love to run around, and a 60-minute walk or run once per week can be an essential part of their exercise routine.

Great Dane dogs have a diet similar to other large dog breeds but also have some unique requirements. Great Dane dogs are large and muscular but need plenty of protein to function correctly. Because of this, they are often fed a portion of high-quality commercial dog food. This food usually contains a high percentage of protein, which is what the dog needs to grow and develop. It also often contains other nutrients such as fiber and calcium to help the dog feel fuller.

The Great Dane dog breed suffers from various developmental issues. It is essential to give proper attention to the Great Dane puppies growing up. You need to take care of their diet and health properly.

When it comes to grooming your Great Dane, you should keep a few things in mind. Your furry friend has a thick, double-coat that must regularly be groomedBushing their coat is one of the best ways to keep their coats healthy and remove dead hair from their bodies. Harlequin Great Danes are prone to skin diseases, so it is important to keep their coats clean. 

GREAT DANE PRICE IN INDIA & USA

Great Dane’s price in India is about INR 20,000 to INR 30,000. Cost may depend on the size, weight, health of the dog, and breeder you will purchase. It is always suggested to buy a Great Dane puppy from a professional and certified breeder.

The price of a Great Dane in the USA ranges from $700 to $1500. But here is something to notice the fee of a Harlequin Great Dane can be much higher than the normal ones.

NAMES FOR GREAT DANE DOGS

Pet owners give unique names to their pets. If you are looking for unique dog names, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of some unique names for your female dog and a male dog.

Unique names for a female dog

• Candy

• Collie

• Dimpy

• Gigi

• Gypsy

• Lara

• Luna

• Maya

• Penny

• Winnie

Unique names for the male dog

• Boston

• Harley

• Harry

• Jackson

• Jake

• Jolly

• Loki

• Mustang

• Sam

• Wally

Is Great Dane a good family dog?

Great Dane dogs are also very loyal and patient and often want to please their owners, making them wonderful to have as family members. Great Dane puppies are adorable and most beautiful creatures.

Price of Great Dane Dog breed?

Price in INDIA -INR20,000-INR35,000
Price in USA – $700-$1500.