Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts
about Great Danes
Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with
opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about Great Danes, trivia and information about pets, including some
useful statistics will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults. Interesting Facts about Great Danes are as follows:
1 - Description and Definition of Great Danes: This breed of dog is one of the biggest dogs in
the world - the tallest was 7 ft 1 in (215.9 cm) on his hind legs. Great Danes are powerful muscular dogs with floppy, triangular
- Great Danes Temperament: Friendly - a gentle
- Great Danes are considered suitable as a family pet but require
strong handling due to its size
- Fact 2 - Origin of the breed:
Great Danes originated in Germany, not Denmark as the name suggests, and were originally bred as hunting dogs. Their quarry
was large game such as wild boar
- Fact 3 - Size: The weight of Great
Danes range from 100 - 120 pounds
- Fact 4 - Size: The height OF Great
Danes ranges from 28 - 32 inches, up to the shoulder
- Fact 5 - Alternative
Names of Great Danes and Nicknames: German Mastiff or Danish Hound
6 - Coat and colors of Great Danes: The coat is normally short, sleek and dense and comes in a
range of colors including brindle, merlequin, fawn, blue, black or harlequin
7 - Life of Great Danes: the life expectancy of this breed of dog is between 7 - 10 years
8 - The names of dog breeds are separated into different dog types which are referred to as Dog Groups. The name of the dog
group for Great Danes is the Working dog breed
9 - After the first year of life, dogs are considered to be adults - they equivalent to 16 human years!
- After 2 years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old
- After 3 years, they are equivalent to a 30 year old
year after add five human years to determine the equivalent age of the dog
10 - Choosing Great Danes as pets! The following considerations should be taken into account when choosing this particular
breed of dog as a pet:
- How much it will cost
to feed and train the dog?
- How much time will it take to groom the dog?
- How much time will it take to exercise the dog on a daily basis?
- Are Great Danes suitable for children?
- How much
will it cost for vet bills, pet or dog health insurance, medication and vaccinations?
- Fact 11 - Every breed of dog is susceptible to certain health problems and illnesses. Great Danes
are prone to health problems and illnesses such as:
"Wobbler Syndrome" a disease of the spinal column of the neck
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia (abnormal development of joints referred to as CHD - Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia)
- - Gastric Torsion
- - Cataracts
- Fact 12 - Great Danes were originally bred to help with various jobs and tasks such as:
- - Hunting
Herding or Droving
- - Pulling or hauling vehicles
- - Water and mountain rescues
13 - Breeding Great Danes for appearance was only introduced in the 19th Century
14 - It is estimated that 85% of dogs visit a vet in a year
- Fact 15
- The average cost of owning a medium sized dog, over a 10 year period, is estimated as over $13,000! This provides a good
idea of how much it costs to raise Great Danes
The Great Dane’s height and weight place him among the largest breeds.
Only the Irish Wolfhound is taller, and a few Mastiffs may outweigh him. Teach puppies never to jump on people.
This giant breed is apartment-friendly because of his quiet, inactive nature, but before
you move him into a place with stairs, think about how you would get him in and out if he were injured or ill and couldn’t
manage them on his own.
The Great Dane is easy to
groom, but he does shed. He also drools, so get in the habit of carrying a hand towel to wipe up slobber.
Great Danes are flatulent, but they give you someone to blame your own emissions on.