Great Dane Dog Breed
Great Dane Dog Classification:
Great Danes are hound dogs.
Other Names: Deutsche Dogge, German
Mastiff, Grand Danois, Dane, Gentle Giant,
Great Danes in Foreign Languages:
French: dogue allemand
German: Deutsche Dogge, dänische
Italian: danese, alano
Japanese: gureto den
Lithuanian: vokieciu dogas
Portuguese: dogue alemão,
dinamarquês, gigante dinamarquês
Russian: dátskij dog
Spanish: dogo alemán, dogo
danés, gran danés, alano alemán
Swedish: grand danois
Origins: Great Danes were initially
bred to hunt large game.
Description: Great Danes are massive
large breed dogs. Great Danes have a square
black nose and broad skull, with floppy,
triangular ears. Their bodies are powerful
and well muscled.
Size: Great Danes weigh between
100 to 200 lbs, they stand 28 to 34 inches
tall at their shoulder.
||120 to 200
||28 to 32
||100 to 130
||30 to 34
Coat: Great Danes have short silky
fur that come in a variety of colors including:
black, blue, brindle, fawn or harlequin
(white and black).
Disposition: Great Danes are affectionally
known as "gentle giants". Great
Danes require daily walks, to stay healthy.
They are powerful, even tempered and good
Type Dog: Great Danes are hound
Litter Size: Great Danes give
birth to litters of 5 to 12 puppies.
Behavior: Great Danes are sweet
tempered but on ocassion they can be aggressive
with other dogs if not socialized at a
young age. Great Danes can be watch dogs.
Traits: Gentle, sweet-natured,
Country of Origin: Denmark / Germany
Life Span: Great Danes typically
live 6 to 12 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, CKC,
KC (UK), NZKC, UKC