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Gretdane.jpg (6510 bytes) The Great Dane is a gentle giant.  Dignified, kind, sweet and affectionate, it is playful and patient with children. It loves everyone and needs to be around people.
Breed: Great Dane
Country of Origin: Northern Europe
AKC Group: Working
Function: Hunting, guarding
Life Span: 8-10 years
Appearance: Massive and lanky
Color: Black, brindle, fawn, blue black, black and white
Coat Type: Short, shedding
Grooming: Occasional brushing
Height: 30-34 inches
Weight: 120-175 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-low
Watch Dog: Good
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: Hard
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Easy going, strong, bold, good tempered
Home Environment: 6ft high fence
Best Owner: Physically fit, strong, easy going
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggression, timidness
Physical: Bloating, structural, heart, and hip problems