Thinking About Bringing Home A Great Dane?

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Considering a Great Dane? While every dog is an individual, it can’t hurt to know a few things about the breed’s reputation before deciding to make one part of your family. For the Great Dane in a nutshell, check out our list of highlights below. And for an-depth look at the history and personality of this type of dog, take a look at our Great Dane breed profile.

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Great Danes… the good stuff

  • These dogs are exceptionally affectionate and people oriented. Typically, they want nothing more than to hang out with their human family.
  • Great Danes are intelligent and like to please, making them relatively easy to train.
  • Great Danes are not big shedders and are easy to groom.
  • Kid-, dog-, and stranger-friendly, these gentle giants typically make for a great family dog.
  • Great Danes are not usually big barkers.
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Great Danes… don’t say we didn’t warn you

  • Some Great Danes don’t do well with long stretches by themselves and should not be left alone for hours on end.
  • Great Danes can be mouthy. Start training bite inhibition early.
  • Like many purebred dogs, Great Danes can be extra susceptible to major health problems.
  • Did we mention there may be some drooling issues?

There are many Great Dane Rescues to help you find the right dog for you!

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