Great Dane Puppies - Breed Information

The Great Dane is a large dog. Great Dane puppies are great family pets and companion dogs. They are very kind and playful, great with kids. They are also very loyal to their owner and family. Great Danes are one of the larger breeds and can have quite a short life span. They love nothing more than being part of the family and being involved in everything goes on in the household. 

Characteristics - Great Dane Puppies

  • Great Danes are very loyal to their owner and families 
  • They are very intelligent dogs
  • They are easy to train 
  • Low maintenance on the grooming front 
  • They have moderate shedding coats 
  • They are very playful by nature
Great Dane Puppies

Appearance - Great Dane Puppies

  • Heights: Males 76 – 81 cm, Females 71 – 76 cm
  • Average Weight: Males 54 – 62 kg, Females 46 – 54 kg
  • Common coat colours
    • Black
    • Blue
    • Brindle
    • Fawn
    • Harlequin
    • Mantle 
  • They boast having broad muzzles and well chiseled faces

The history

They were pampered and wore gilded collars trimmed with fringe and padded with velvet. The name Great Dane did originate in Denmark, as a man by the name of Buffon noticed during his travels that the slimmer varieties of the Boar Hound, shared great similarities with the Greyhound. He remarked that the Danish climate had caused the Greyhound to become a Grand Danois. Thereafter, the dogs were known as the Great Danish Dog. Larger Danes were often called Danish Mastiffs. The Danish name stuck, though Denmark had absolutely nothing to do with the development of the breed.

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