Great Dane dog breed

Great Dane descriptions

This breed are characterized by high IQ in relation to many other breeds. Mental exercise should therefore be included in the daily activities.

Great Danes sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent grooming of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Great Danes respond well to obedience training, which is why they are descirbed as a dog breed which is easy to deal with (albeit all dogs are different). Great Dane is a watchful dog breed, and responds well to dog training. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The breed dog have a great need for exercise, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

Some dogs can be a bit reserved and skeptical strangers, but there exists considerable variation within the breed. Although aggression toward other dogs is not characteristic of the breed, such individual characteristics occur. The breed dog is considered as one of the more kid-friendly dog breeds, but do not forget: Small children and dogs should never be left alone together! There is no such thing as a children-friendly dog, adult supervision is always recommended. As distant descendants of the wolf this breed still have some strong instincts. Puppies tend to bite and nip, and this can increase lung adulthood if one ignores the problem. It has been argued that they drool much, so avoid this breed if you think this may be a problem (a human problem that is, the dogs are fine!).

Some would argue that barks less than other breeds, albeit some owners may find this to be a bogus claim. The breed is not suited to extreme cold, but can still be kept in colder regions if they wear extra clothing on cold days. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs!

The dog's appearance: A great dane is a one of the larger breeds, short coat, with a muscular physique, midsized often cropped ears, very long legs, short hanging tail, long muzzle, and and an interesting look indeed.

Health: The health problems for great danes varies and varies between individuals. Reported health issues are hip dysplasia, bloat, heart disease, hypothyroidism, otherwise common disorders and other general common diseases in dogs.

More about the dog: The great dane comes from Germany. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 8 to 12 years is within expectations. The breed dog is popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Great Danes were initially bred for hunt large animals, and as a war dog. The dog breed are also being called deutsche dogge, grand dianos.

Approved kennel clubs: American Kennel Club places the breed dog in the group «working dogs». United Kennel Club files the breed dog in the category «guardian dog». Great Dane has been included in Fédération Cynologique Internationale in their dog breed database as #235 in section «molossoid dogs» (2.2) in the group «pinscher and schnauzer, molossoid dogs, swiss mountain and cattle breeds» (registered 2001-03-13). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «working dog breeds».

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