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Great Dane

Great Danes combine pride, power, and poise in one package.

About the Great Dane

With their harmonious build and expressive face, Great Danes are gentle giants. Great Danes are happy, loving, and fond of their human companions, particularly children, although they are wary of strangers.

A self-assured, calm, and receptive Great Dane is a highly tolerant family dog with little in the way of aggression.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Germany
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Very large
Avg life expectancy
8–10 years

Friendly / Loving / Loyal / Reserved / Confident / Resilient / Calm / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Needs moderate training
  • Makes a great guard dog

A Great Dane's life story

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