Great Dane

Oh, baby! A Great Dane is truly a great dog breed–large and noble, commonly referred to as a gentle giant or as the “Apollo of dogs.” Apollo is the Greek god of the sun, the brightest fixture in the sky.

Great Danes have been around for a long time, and depictions of Dane-like dogs on artifacts date back thousands of years. Although this is a pure breed of dog, you may find them in shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you decide this is the dog for you.

 

Great Danes certainly hold stature in the dog world; but though they look terribly imposing, in reality, they’re one of the best-natured dogs around. For all of their size, Great Danes are sweet, affectionate pets. They love to play and are gentle with children.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

26 to 34 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

100 to 200 pounds

Life Span

7 to 10 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

2/5

All-Around Friendliness

5/5

Health And Grooming Needs

4/5

Trainability

3/5

Physical Activity

5/5