The Great Dane is a companion dog, watch dog, and guard dog that originated in Germany. They were used to hunt wild boars and protect houses against wild animals.
Appearance & Grooming
The Great Dane is an extra large dog with a muscular body. It is also recorded as the largest dog breed in The Guinness Book of World Records. The breed has a short, soft, and dense coat in black, white, blue, fawn, brindle, merle, and harlequin. The Great Dane sheds seasonally and requires regular brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Great Dane is known for its devoted, friendly, confident, gentle, and loving nature. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Great Dane has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Great Dane should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and avoid foods containing cooked bones and high fat contents.
The Great Dane is a very strong dog breed. Therefore, early socialization and obedience training are recommended. A combination of consistency and a determined mindset is an effective training method.