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Great Dane Breed Information

The Great Dane or better known as the Apollo of all dogs; and this breed is believed to have existed in the world from 36 B.C. They were used as hunting dogs in the earlier days; now this breed is used as guard dogs, watch dogs, and also family companions. This breed was recognized by the American kennel Club, in the year 1988. This breed is large and also very massive in appearance. They have a long head, with a broad muzzle. They have high set hanging ears, which is sometimes cropped after the birth of the puppies. They have strong and also muscular neck. Their tails is thick and also tapering towards the end. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and also thick in texture. They are available in fawn, black, and brindle, blue and also in merle. They are very gentle and also calm in nature. They are loving and also affectionate towards the family and also the master. They are excellent companions for children, but they should ever let together without guidance as this breed might accidently hurt the kids. They are brave and fearless. They are very loyal and also devoted towards their master. They are not always aggressive, but might become ferocious towards strangers; this can be avoided with proper socialization. They are intelligent and also smart. This breed is quick learners, hence can be easily trained and also handled. They are not great choice for in experienced owners. The average height and weight of a healthy male Great Dane is 76 cm to 86 cm, and 54 kg to 90 kg respectively. In case of female Great Dane, the average height and weight is 71 cm to 81 cm and 45 kg to 59 kg respectively. They can live comfortably in an apartment as long as they are properly exercised. If this breed is not properly exercised they might turn destructive. They should be taken out every day for long walks. They should be brushed and also combed every day in order to keep them soft and smooth. They have long nails, and hence should be regularly trimmed. They are prone to health conditions like heart diseases, hip dysplasia, and also eating disorders. The average life span of this breed is 12 years to 13 years.

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