Great Dane

Bred for hunting bears in Germany, the Great Dane is a giant breed that loves affection. Playful and loyal, Great Danes don't require much exercise.
Great Dane Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


28-32 Inches


100-120 Lbs.


8-10 Years

Great Dane Information

Great Danes are a large breed in the hunting group. They were bred for hunting bears, boar, and deer in Germany.

Gentle giants, Great Danes love physical affection with their people. They are a very playful and loyal breed.

Great Dane Exercise

Based on their overwhelming size, most would be surprised that the Great Dane is one of the best dog breeds for lazy people. But, they are low-maintenance dogs that don’t require a lot of exercise.

Great Dane Training

The Great Dane requires a dominant handler and firm yet gentle training.

Great Dane Grooming

A relatively clean dog, this breed doesn’t require much coat maintenance.

Combing and brushing the short coat of this breed regularly is acceptable for this giant breed.

Breed Identification


Brindle, Black-masked Fawn, Blue, Black, Harlequin (white With Irregular Black Patches)



Breed Care


Once a week


More than an hour per day


Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy, Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat), Osteochondrosis of the Shoulder, Entropion, Lick Granuloma, Aortic Stenosis, Hip Dysplasia, Myotonia

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