Great Dane Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Great Dane Guide, Origin, Characteristics, and Personality

Breed Info Summary

Breed Suits: Families with children, companionship

Shedding/Non-Shedding: Little

Size: Large


The Great Dane — one of the largest dog breeds in the world, is a German breed, also known as the German Mastiff or the Deutsche Dogge. They were popular as high-status hunting dogs of royalty in the Middle Ages, typically collaborating in packs to hunt wild boar. Their huge stature, as well as their long, rectangular skull, make them easily identifiable. Their sleek, short coat is available in a variety of colours.

While these dogs were originally designed to hunt wild boar, they are presently among the gentlest and most affectionate puppies. The Great Dane is an excellent family companion, wanting attention from anybody who would give it to them and making a great playmate for children.


The term "gentle giant" suits the Great Dane very well. These canines are huge, muscular, and strong, but they have a loving character and a genuine desire to please everyone in their surrounding, people and pets alike.

Great Danes are absolutely delightful. They are sociable, friendly, and affectionate. They are excellent family dogs and, despite their huge size, are usually calm and gentle.

Pros and cons to consider


  • They are easy going
  • Can be groomed easily
  • Friendly with other pets
  • Great watch dogs and guard dogs
  • Easy to train
  • Very loyal


  • They have shorter lifespans
  • Not very suitable for apartments
  • Drooling
  • Tendency to be chewers

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