In spite of the size, Great Danes are considered gentle giants, are moderately playful and good with children. However, an owner must be willing to accommodate the dog's great size in regard to space and feeding, which can be costly. Great Danes and other giant-breed dogs are susceptible to a condition known as bloat, which involves gas buildup and possible twisting of the stomach. Great Danes are huge, powerful and elegant dogs. Males can reach 32 inches tall and weigh anywhere from about to pounds, while females may be 30 inches tall and weigh about to pounds 45 to 59 kilograms. The Great Dane's massive head is narrow and flat on top.
Great Dane Dog Breed Information and Personality Traits
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The Great Dane is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. These gentle giants hate to be left alone and are happiest when in the company of their owners. Their reserved and easy nature make them ideal companions for almost any living situation. Despite being people-loving dogs, they are not submissive creatures and their intelligence often surprises their owners, although not in an unpleasant way.
The AKC has grouped all of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage. Breeds are grouped together because they share traits of form and function or a common heritage. The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body.