Great Dane Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Great Dane is that they are gentle, dignified, kind, sweet, affectionate, playful, patient, steady, responsible and dependable.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog gets along well with children and is good with family.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 13 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 100 to 200 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, bloat, tumors, heart disease and tail injuries. Do not jog with this dog until it is atleast a year old.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day. Bathe only when necessary.

Best Owner Compatibility

Despite its massive size, they can be suitable for the apartment and condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in during the day but is willing to let them sleep indoors at night due to their thin coat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for a Great Dane is aound $2,000+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog will be aggressive only to protect their families and themselves only when the need arises.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog and a good guard dog.

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