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Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about Great Danes
Facts are statements that are held to be accurate 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:

  • Fact 1 - Description and Definition of Great Danes: This breed of dog is one of the giant 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 ears
    • Great Danes Temperament: Friendly - a gentle giant
    • Great Danes are considered suitable as a family pet but require robust handling due to their size
  • Fact 2 - Origin of the breed: Great Danes originated in Germany, not Denmark as the name suggests, and were initially 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
  • Fact 6 - Coat and colors of Great Danes: The coat is usually short, sleek, and dense and comes in a range of colors, including brindle, Arlequin, fawn, blue, black, or harlequin
  • Fact 7 - Life of Great Danes: the life expectancy of this breed of dog is between 7 - 10 years
  • Fact 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
  • Fact 9 - After the first year of life, dogs are considered to be adults - they are equivalent to 16 human years!
    • After two years, they are equivalent to a 24-year-old
    • After three years, they are equal to a 30-year-old
    • Every year after, add five human years to determine the equivalent age of the dog
  • Fact 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 will it 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 daily?
    • 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 specific health problems and illnesses. Great Danes are prone to health problems and illnesses such as:
    • - "Wobbler Syndrome" is 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
  • Fact 13 - Breeding, Great Danes for appearance, was only introduced in the 19th Century
  • Fact 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 ten years, is estimated at 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 giant 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 the drool.
  • Great Danes are flatulent, but they give you someone to blame your emissions on.