Great Dane Bio
A “gentle giant,” the Great Dane is nothing short of majestic. Sometimes referred to as the “king of dogs,” this extremely large dog breed is known for being strong yet elegant with a friendly, energetic personality. Striking in the show ring, the Great Dane is also popular as a family pet.
Historians claim that there are drawings of dogs that resemble the Great Dane on Egyptian monuments from roughly 3000 B.C. The earliest written description of a dog resembling the breed can be found in Chinese literature of 1121 B.C. The origins of the Great Dane as we know it today can be traced to the Irish Wolfhound with mixture of old English Mastiff. The breed was originally developed by the Germans to hunt boar, a ferocious animal. When no longer used for hunting, the Great Dane became a companion and estate guard dog.
The Great Dane's coat colors can be brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin and mantle.
Great Dane puppies have gentle and loving dispositions, making them excellent family companions, but as with all dogs, they should be supervised around young children.
Barks If Necessary
The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors
Adaptability to apartment living
Good for novice owners
Tolerates being alone
Tolerates cold weather