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Great Dane


  1. Are Great Danes hypoallergic?

Answer: No! Great Danes are not hypoallergenic canines as they do shed their fur in a moderate manner and they also produce a fair amount of dander.

  1. Are Great Danes friendly with Kids?

Answer: Yes! Great Danes are highly friendly and kind to small kids. They love to be around children of all ages and are happy to play loads of games with them. And, because of their sweet-temperament and caring nature, they are rightly nicknamed as the Gentle Giants of the canine world.

  1. Are Great Danes friendly with other dogs?

Answer: Yes! Most Great Danes are fairly warm and affectionate with other canines. They have no problem in mixing with other pooches and are known to make new doggy friends without any issues. But still, proper training and early socialization are highly important for the Great Danes as it helps in making them more sociable with other beings.

  1. Are Great Danes friendly with cats?

Answer: Yes! Great Danes are known to be fairly cordial and friendly with most of the other household pets including cats. These canines, if properly guided and introduced to a lot of different animals at a young age, are happy to share their things such as their room and toys with other animals like cats and are thus considered a cat-friendly breed.

  1. Do Great Danes make good guard Dogs?

Answer: Great Danes do possess an intimidating and domineering look that is fairly necessary to be a great guard dog, but most of these pooches don’t have an aggressive side which is also highly important to become a good guarding canine. Hence, rather than considering Great Danes a good guard dog, they should be rightly called as decent watchdogs as these pooches can effectively protect and look after their homes and property and can keep it safe by alerting their owners in case of an intruder or a trespasser.

  1. Are Great Danes apartment friendly?

Answer: Because of their large size, Great Danes do require a good amount of space for themselves and they also have moderate exercise requirements, hence most Danes are not considered to be a great breed for the apartment lifestyle. But, if their exercise needs are properly fulfilled and they are consistently given a fair amount of space to stretch their body, then Great Danes can become a bit more adjustable and adaptable to the apartment lifestyle.

  1. How much do Great Danes shed?

Answer: Great Danes are moderate shedders and they mostly shed their fur on a seasonal basis. During the fall and spring season, these pooches can shed quite heavily, but to control the shedding process, regular brushing of coat during this time is highly necessary for these canines.

  1. Are Great Danes good for first-time owners?

Answer: No! Great Danes require a well-experienced owner that can efficiently raise them. These pooches have high feeding needs and handling requirements and thus, it can be a little overwhelming for a novice or first-time owner to properly raise and maintain a Great Dane. Hence, these pooches are mostly recommended to knowledgeable and skilled dog owners only.

  1. Do Great Danes bark a lot?

Answer: No! Great Danes are not excessive barkers. These pooches only use their voice when they want the attention of their family members or when they want to alert their loved ones about something important, but apart from this, these pooches like to remain calm and quiet for most of the time.

  1. How much exercise does a Great Dane need daily?

Answer: Great Danes require a moderate amount of exercise on a daily basis to remain healthy and happy. They should be taken to long, slow-paced walks either in a park or in an open area (properly fenced) where they can move freely and stretch their body, but it is very important to keep them on the leash. These pooches also enjoy playing loads of games with their loved ones, hence regular play sessions are also very important for them. But it is important to remember that these pooches should never be overexerted and their exercise sessions should always be avoided around their mealtimes as it can lead to a life-threating disease called Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus in these canines.

  1. Can Great Danes live alone for a long time in a day?

Answer: No! Great Danes may have a large size and a sturdily built body, but they are highly sensitive in nature and they cannot live all alone in the house without the presence and attention of their loved ones. These pooches can suffer from separation anxiety if they are continually left alone for long periods of time and this could prove to be highly damaging for their mental state and happiness as these canines can gradually become very sad, demotivated and frustrated. Hence, it is definitely not a good idea to continuously leave a Great Dane all alone for long periods of time.

  1. Are Great Danes easy to train?

Answer: Great Danes are very loyal and devoted canines who listen to their owner’s commands very intently and are also known to follow them with all their heart. These pooches love to learn new things from their owners and they always remain very attentive and responsive to any kind of training exercise. But it is important to start their training sessions from a young age only as training a young pooch is a lot easier than training a fully grown canine.

  1. What are Great Dane's grooming needs?

Answer: Great Danes have a short coat that only requires a minimal amount of grooming to remain clean and neat-looking. These canines only need weekly brushing of their coat so that extra loose hair can be removed from their body. Their bathing needs are also very low and a bath once a month is more than enough for them. But it is important to properly clean their ears and eyes on a regular basis so as to avoid any risks of ear or eye infections. Their nails must also be trimmed whenever it is necessary and their teeth should be brushed at least once or twice every week.

  1. What is the Great Dane's tolerance to heat?

Answer: Great Danes have an average tolerance to heat and high temperatures. These pooches can comfortably thrive in moderately hot areas where temperature mostly remains below 35°C, but anything above than that is not good for the Danes and these pooches thus require a lot of protection and care from their owners especially during the hotter months.

  1. What is the Great Dane's tolerance to cold?

Answer: These canines have a subpar tolerance to cold. They are not highly suited for low-temperature or extremely chilly areas as their short coat doesn’t provide a lot of protection to them. Hence, these pooches are not highly recommended to those people who reside in snowy or immensely wintry areas.

  1. Is Great Dane an intelligent dog breed?

Answer: Yes! Great Danes are fairly intelligent canines that have decent learning and thinking skills. These pooches are great at understanding their owner’s commands and thus are not that hard to train.

  1. Is Great Dane stranger friendly?

Answer: Generally Great Danes are fine with other people and they have no problem in getting along with new people. But to get the best results and to make these pooches more sociable with others, it is better to properly train them and introduce them to a lot of different people when they are at the puppy stage. Once they start becoming mature, they will naturally become more friendly and affectionate with other people as well, thus their behavior towards strangers is heavily dependent on their upbringing and training.

  1. Do Great Danes drool a lot?

Answer: Yes! Great Danes can drool a lot. These pooches mostly drool when they are about to have their meal or when they want something to eat from their owners. It is also important to clean their mouth with a soft cloth after they are done with their food as it will help in preventing any skin issues around the mouth area.

  1. Are Great Danes expensive and high maintenance dogs?

Answer: Yes! Great Danes can be a little expensive for some people to bring home. These pooches have fairly high feeding needs and they require a high-quality feeding material to properly grow and develop. Their other maintenance needs like grooming and exercise are fairly manageable, but due to their large size, they are prone to various health-related issues which can be highly dangerous for them and thus, these pooches should be properly protected against those diseases. Therefore, all these reasons certainly make these sweet but giant pooches a high-maintenance breed.

  1. Are Great Danes easily available in India?

Answer: Great Danes have an above average availability in India. They can be easily found in most of the big cities like Delhi, Bangalore et cetera, but their availability is still not that great when it comes to various smaller parts of India.

  1. What is the avg price of a Great Dane puppy in India?

Answer: The average price of a Great Dane puppy in India is around ₹30,000 to ₹45,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect its price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Great Dane pup home can go fairly high.

  1. Do Great Danes like to swim?

Answer: Although Great Danes are not natural swimmers, some Danes do like to swim in a large water body. These pooches love to go to beaches and take a dip in the water and are happy to spend their time inside or near a water body. But, that’s not true for all Danes as some of them are not so keen on the water and they just don’t like to get themselves wet, hence, before taking your Great Dane to a pool, just check whether he likes to get wet and he’s comfortable around water.

  1. What Colors do Great Danes Come In?

Answer: Great Danes are mostly found in the following colors which are listed below:

  • Fawn
  • Brindle
  • Black
  • Harlequin
  • Mantle
  • Blue
  1. What is a Great Dane’s lifespan?

Answer: Great Danes have a pretty mediocre lifespan of about 7-10 years. Some of them might live longer than 10 years if proper care, nutrition, and exercise are consistently provided to them.

  1. What are the most common health issues for the Great Danes?

Answer: Most common health problems found in the Great Danes are bloat, cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, aortic stenosis, entropion, hypertrophic osteodystrophy, and lick granuloma.