Monday, July 18, 2011

Great Dane

If you say that bigger is better, the Great Dane is the breed for you. In fact, Great Danes have broken records for world's tallest dog, although on average the tallest dog breed is the Irish Wolfhound. It also doesn't get to its full height until 12-15 months. That's almost about 3 years!

Some Great Danes have been used as cartoon characters, like Scooby-Doo and Marmaduke. When they made Marmaduke into a movie, they used the Great Dane to be Marmaduke. And who doesn't love the amazing Great Dane?

These breeds are actually sometimes very lazy, and may take up your entire couch, so if you're considering getting one, make sure you have enough space for it.

The Great Dane is considered as a German breed. In Germany, the breed was used to take down wild boar for more than 400 years. Some also used it as a guard dog, probably when they found out how big this breed is. In 1891, this breed became the national dog of Germany.

If you are considering adopting a Great Dane, here are some things you may want to know. The Great Dane has a short life span, due to their large size. They have many health problems including cancer, bloating, heart disease, and hip dysplasia. Their average life span is 7-10 years. The breed needs lots of exercising space, and daily exercise to stay healthy. However, during your Great Dane's growth stage, you need to limit his exercise. Start training the breed at a young age, and you're good to go. The Great Dane has a short coat so grooming is minimal. Also, be sure that you supervise young children, as the breed's large size makes it more likely to accidentally knock over small kids.

Although the Great Dane was used to hunt boar and guard houses, the dog's fierce side is bred out of today's Great Dane. Who can resist the creature that is the amazing Great Dane?

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