Colour: Many: Black, Gold, Grey and White
Lifespan: 8 to10 years
The Great Dane is alert, powerful and exuberant.
Great Danes are large and exuberant. They tend be clumsy and may knock delicate things flying. Usually they are gentle giants, but care should be taken to train and socialize them early as bad behaviour can be very dangerous in a dog of this size.
Originally bred: to hunt large game.
The Great Dane is inquisitive, exuberant and playful.
Medium - High. Enjoys exercise but can be quiet at home.
Owners: affectionate, independent
Children: good if raised with them, may knock young children over
Other pets: good if raised with them, may chase
Strangers: friendly if well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly if well socialized
Experienced, physically strong, strong-willed owner who will socialize this dog well and have homes and cars large enough to accommodate this giant.
Dogs from some lines may be aggressive to people and to other dogs.
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