Great Dane breed profile

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Training and intelligence
The Great Dane is an intelligent breed who should pick up training easily. However they grow fast, and by six months you will have a huge dog on your hands, so start training early. Teach them to be controlled and gentle when necessary, and training them not to pull on lead is essential.

Temperament
With their size and serious expression Great Danes can appear very dignified, but are usually big softies who are loyal and affectionate. They love lounging around with their people, and can be serious conmpetition for you r favourite couch or chair! They are particularly tolerant of children, although because of their size they may knock them over unintentionally.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
Great Danes are usually friendly to strangers, but their sheer size, coupled with that deep-chested bark is an excellent deterent.

Grooming and shedding
The short coat is easy to care for, and a once a week session should suffice. Great Danes don't shed much, but there is a lot of dog to shed!

Exercise
Exercise should be very carefully monitored and limited when the Great Dane is young. Their vast skeleton needs time to grow and settle healthily. When fully grown they don't need a vast amount of exercise, and are then happy to laze at home with - and even better on - their people.

Need for company
They really enjoy spending time and being close with their family, but Great Danes will tolerate short periods of being left, once they are accustomed to it.

General
This is a tall, sturdy dog and the food bills alone will be huge. Great Danes are generally calm devoted companions, although they can be exuberant when young, and their size can make them seem clumsy in the average house. Their size needs to be considered in connection with transport, for example not just will they fit in your car? However you also need to find a solution to the problem that they will very quickly be too heavy to lift, but that developing skeleton must not be jarred by jumping in or out of the car. They are excellent family pets, and well worth the extra effort their size entails.

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Books




Great Dane: Model of Nobility (Howell's Best of Breed Library)

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This all-new book about the popular canine giant is the first in-depth work on the breed for Howell Book House since 1981. It is intended as a complete reference on the breed for every Dane owner from the reader with a first puppy to the serious breeder with a kennel full of champions. ....


Great Dane: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series)

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The majestic Great Dane is indeed the giant of the dog world, although his physical size is not the only asset he offers the right owner. The Great Dane excels as a companion for the family and children, providing protection and convincing deterrence; as a personal friend, always responding with outgoing ....


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Bellamy and Baruch

Sharon Rose's gorgeous Great Danes Bellamy and Baruch at Crufts 2013.

Sharon Rose's gorgeous Great Danes Bellamy and Baruch at Crufts 2013.

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Weaving with a Great Dane

Christina Oxtoby showing you can weave with a Great Dane!

Christina Oxtoby showing you can weave with a Great Dane!

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Ruach shows his bow

Ruach demonstrating a bow.

Ruach demonstrating a bow.

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Ruach - paws on shoulders

Just one of the moves you can do with a Great Dane in heelwork to music - paws on shoulders! Ruach and Christina Oxtoby.

Just one of the moves you can do with a Great Dane in heelwork to music - paws on shoulders! Ruach and Christina Oxtoby.

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my handsome boy

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this is my handsome boy

this is my handsome boy

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HOW DID I GET TALLER TAHN YOU BRO?

HARLEY, THE BEST GREY AND WHITE HARLEQUIN EVER,ALL MY BROTHERS, SISTERS, MOM AND POP SAY SO EVERYDAY, SO IT MUST BE TRUE...

HARLEY, THE BEST GREY AND WHITE HARLEQUIN EVER,ALL MY BROTHERS, SISTERS, MOM AND POP SAY SO EVERYDAY, SO IT MUST BE TRUE...

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BEAUTIFUL HARlEQUIN GREAt dane (grey& white)

I HAVE SOOO MANY PICTURES OF ALL MY DOGS BUT

I HAVE SOOO MANY PICTURES OF ALL MY DOGS BUT "HARLEY" TAKES THE BEST PHOTO

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DIESEL THE GREAT DANE

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"DIESEL" OUR GREAT DANE AT SEVEN MONTHS.

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Fearless

Priceless moment at the dog park
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Priceless moment at the dog park

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My Great Dane~Gracie May Freckles~She is like our other child! :)

Gracie is a Harlequin Great Dane and will be two years old on September 6, 2008. We love her so much! She's very intelligent and loves other dogs and people. I don't know what I'd do without her! 
Lisa
Carrollton, Texas
July 2008

Gracie is a Harlequin Great Dane and will be two years old on September 6, 2008. We love her so much! She's very intelligent and loves other dogs and people. I don't know what I'd do without her!

Lisa
Carrollton, Texas
July 2008

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Great Danes can also get along very well with other dogs, as long as they are socialized with other social dogs or other animals from at least 5 months of age. If raised with small dogs, the great dane has the ability to learn how to act very delicately around small animals including cats. This type of socialization can help dramatically during situations such as, the veterinarian waiting room.
However, not all danes will have the exact same temperament, so some may not be as delicate or careful as others.