Great Dane puppy
|Great Dane puppy
|LIFE SPAN||7-10 years|
|BREED SIZE||extra large (101 lbs. or more)|
|BARKING LEVEL||when necessary|
A Great Dane can grow to be the dimensions of little horse, but don’t let his large, rectangular head and lean muscles intimidate you. He’s a mild giant—a loving, loyal, and wonderful addition to any family. He cohabitates well with children and smaller animals, with proper supervision: Because he’s so gangly, he might accidentally tread on those shorter than him (and feel really bad about it.
As social dogs, Great Danes prefer to spend time around humans and other animals rather than in solitude. A large, fenced-in yard will let them comfortably stretch their lumbering legs as desired. But as long as they get the exercise they need (we’re talking two or three walks each day), a big yard isn’t a deal breaker. “They’re big, so they’re going to need to get out and run a little bit, but they’re not these dogs that have boundless energy. All great Danes are very cute.
In fact, it’s possible for a Great Dane to get too much of a workout. The dogs grow so rapidly that, according to the Great Dane Lovers Association , owners should wait until their pup is 18 months old to take him hiking or jogging to preserve the his growing joints.