No matter how big they get, they will always be tiny puppies to us.
Great Danes may seem intimidating because of their size, but they are actually the most friendly, social, and adorable doggos to ever exist. They are gentle giants. Great Danes are also really good with children and their delicate personality makes it easy for them to win our hearts. Great Danes can grow up to weigh 175 pounds, which is equal to 79 kilograms! They can also reach the height of 32 inches (81 centimetres)! Now, that is something abnormally huge for other dog breeds, but for Great Danes, it does not come as a surprise.
Since these doggos are particularly larger than other dogs, they are also more active. So they need a lot of physical activity to burn off all the energy inside of them. This is why they are very playful and keep you entertained with their shenanigans. Bill Lambert, the Head of Health and Welfare at The Kennel Club shared in an interview the essentials you need to know before you adopt a Great Dane. Scroll down below to read those tips and see images of huge Great Danes that prove that they are still puppies at heart:
7 Weeks And 17 Weeks
Caught River Looking Festive
Your Dog Can Fetch A Ball? That’s Cute
These Dogs All Pooping At The Same Time
Great Danes need to exercise for more than 2 hours on a daily basis. However, this duration may change according to their age. You wouldn’t want to overburden a small puppy or an elderly dog with that much exercise. Because of their size, you will also need a lot of space for them to play around. “Great Danes have a friendly and outgoing temperament and are sometimes referred to as gentle giants. With that in mind, they are best suited to owners who have a larger house and garden in order to provide them with enough space for both exercise, mental stimulation and to express themselves,” Lambert from The Kennel Club explained.
These Are The Critters That Get To Ride On The Golf Cart
My Dog Thinks He’s A Lap Dog When My Grandma Stops By
This Is Shadow. He’s A Lap Dog
Jones Has A Desire To Be A Window Washer When He Grows Up
My Daughter Was Home Sick One Day. When I Peeked Into Her Room, This Is What I Found
Only experienced owners can deal with Great Danes. You will need a lot of money to take care of them, and also a lot of time to groom them. “They need more food and more space, and you may need to adapt your home, ensuring your dog can’t reach things which a smaller dog wouldn’t be able to,” Lambert said. “Training is essential with any dog, but especially with such a large breed it’s crucial that owners are able to exert control so that they can handle their dog more easily and understand their dog’s behavior.”
This 6-Foot Great Dane Presley Is Also Known As Scooby-Doo Due To Being Afraid Of Everything, From Tiny Dogs, To Plastic Bags And Vacuum Cleaners
Looking Out The Front Door. “I Made A New Friend, Please Can I Keep Him?”
The Park Broke My Dog
The Photo My Sister Just Sent Me Of Her Great Dane And The New Puppy They Just Got. Look At It
Gave Her A Toilet Paper Tube To Play With, And She Proceeded To Breathe Through It Like This For Over A Minute
Before adopting any kind of dog, a pet owner should do a lot of research about them. Learn about their temperament, their nature and what exactly is required to give them a good quality of life. It may seem like a lot, but these are things that are essential as you are taking up a huge responsibility by adopting a dog. “We’d recommend potential Great Dane owners speak to their vet and a Great Dane breed club for tips and advice relevant to the breed,” Lambert explained.
Once A Lap Dog, Always A Lap Dog
She Loves The Blower
Today’s Flight Just Got Interesting
Big House Cow Meets Little House Cow
“Teddy Flood is a Great Dane and little Speckle is some sort of beagle mix. He was a foster pup, 7 weeks at the time.”
My Great Dane Puppy’s One Year Difference
Our Neighbor Sent Me This Adorable Display Of Pure Joy Between Our Dogs. They Finally Got Him A Stool So He Could Greet His Big Friend Properly
Great Danes are also known as German Mastiffs and Deutsche Dogges. Around 400 years ago, Great Danes were used in Germany to hunt down deers and wild boars. They were bred by mixing the breeds English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds. They also have a long history of various names. They were also called Englische Dockes, which shows they were also linked to England. but as Germany and England’s relations worsened with time, the breed was finally named Great Dane.
My Aunt’s Goofy Great Dane, Louis
Biggest Scaredy Cat In The World
My Sister Is Driving 10 Hours Back Home With The Great Dane Puppy She Just Got
If you hadn’t noticed already, this breed is a huge part of pop culture. Scooby-Doo and Marmaduke were Great Danes! So they have been a huge part of our childhood too. Great Danes also need good, high-quality food to keep up with their health and growth. I can’t imagine how easily Shaggy would just pick up Scooby-Doo while running from ghosts. I would pass out right there and then.
Lincoln The Dane
Boomie Bear Meeting His New Neighbor
He Won’t Stop Growing – Send Help
This Other Dog Had Really Big Ears
Nap Time Little Human. Quit Wiggling
She Might Be 6’2” Long, But Lola Is The Gentlest Of Giants
Sharing Is Caring
It’s Tiny, Isn’t It?
Our Great Derp
From Pupper To Woofer In Just 1 Year
Saw A Gentle Giant At The Vets! She Was A Darling And Sat Down With Her Owner While They Waited
This Dog Sitting At A Subway
Luna When Our Son Started Getting Scolded
This Is Buck, A 10-Week-Old Great Dane Pup. He Has Now Mastered The Sit Command And Is Now Part Of The Good Boy Club
Let’s Just Pretend They’re The Same Size
When You Are Big Snoops That Can’t Mind Their Own Business
3 Months / 6 Months / 12 Months
It’s A Melting Dane
Just A Girl And Her Dane
How My Parents’ Great Dane Puppy Lays On The Ottoman He Outgrew
This Big Potato Enjoys The Tiniest Chairs He Could Find
A Great Dane Riding Shotgun In A Sports Car. Hollywood, California 1961
Ryder The Great Dane Who Weighs 87 Kg With His Friend Ally The Chihuahua Who Weighs 2 Kg
My Two Loves, Waiting On Our Hooman Baby To Join Us Any Day
Have you ever kept a Great Dane at home? What was their personality like? Would you recommend people to adopt Great Danes? Are they actually gentle giants? Share your experience with us in the comments below.