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Great Dane

A regal and majestic giant breed, the Great Dane was developed by the Germans to hunt boar. Spirited, courageous and dependable, the Great Dane is known for his elegant appearance and friendly, energetic personality. His gentle, loving disposition makes him an ideal family companion. Though their short coats require little attention, Great Danes need daily exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The popular cartoon character “Scooby Doo” is a Great Dane.
Also Known As:
Deutsche Dogge
German Mastiff
Great Dane
  • Size Giant
  • Height Males – at least 76 centimetres at the shoulder
    Females – at least 71 centimetres at the shoulder
  • Weight Males - 61 to 77 kilograms
    Females - 45 to 66 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin, or mantle
  • Activities Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both