Great Dane

General Characteristics:

These gentle giants are affectionate yet also make for good guard dogs. Great Danes also get along with other animals, particularly if raised with them, but sometimes they can be aggressive with dogs they do not know. Great Danes must have room to move around and exercise and require long, daily walks. Great Danes must be obedience trained to assure they are manageable when fully grown. Great Danes shed an average amount, but owing to their size, it may seem like a lot.

Avg. Weight Male:
65 - 80 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
50 - 65 kg
Average Lifespan:
8 - 10 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Bloat Heart Issues Hip Dysplasia Demodectic Mange Cancer

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