Origin Of Great dane

How was the Great Dane created?

The Dane is German in origin, not Danish. The breed is thought to have been around for more than 400 years. Great Danes descend from mastiff-like dogs that were bred by German nobility to protect country estates and hunt wild boar. ... The Great Danes that were more like those we know today were developed in the 1800s.


The Great Dane is huge, and that's no accident. Most agree that his pedigree is a combination of English Mastiff and Irish Wolfhound, though we do know what the Great Dane is a very old breed.


Danes were Boar Hounds – used for hunting and protection. After the 16th century, they became known as English Dogges and by 1680 German noblemen were breeding them in great numbers to keep in side their homes. They were considered to be the biggest and most handsome of dogs.






How do you discipline a Great Dane puppy?

One of the first things you need to do when training Danes is remain calm and confident in your attitude and demeanor. Never lose your temper and frighten or punish your Dane unjustly. Do not scream or yell just use a strong voice. Be quick to lavish praise and give rewards each time a command is followed correctly.


Do Great Danes get attached to one person?

They love the company of people or other animals, making them ideal family companions because Great Danes just want to please and will do whatever is necessary to make the owners happy. ... They love to please their owners, especially if it is about their special humans to whom they've created a special bond.


Great Danes are sensitive dogs with big hearts, and all they want is to be close to the people they love. This is the main reason they love to sit on everything you sit on. Your Great Dane will be a great addition to the family if you can get used to them sitting on everything and leaning on you like a lap dog.

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Shedding

Great Danes have short, smooth fur and don’t shed very much. However, because they are so large, any amounts of shedding will be noticeable around your house. Give them a good brush from head to tail weekly to help keep shedding to a minimum. They made need more frequent brushing during changing seasons.

Grooming Needs

Use a medium-bristle brush and a rubber grooming mitt to brush out your Dane at least once weekly. During season changes, you may want to brush them daily as shedding will become more intense. Trim their nails and check their ears monthly. You can also bath them once a month or so, or once weekly if they are getting very dirty and smelly. More than this might dry out their skin. Brush your Dane’s teeth 2-3 times a week or use an oral dental spray to prevent tartar buildup.

Barking Level

Most Great Danes bark at unexpected intruders or noises outside. But they are not frequent barkers beyond this. It is rare to hear a Great Dane barking incessantly for no good reason. As long as they have adequate room to move around, toys to keep their mind busy as well as human company, Great Danes are not likely to bark unreasonably. Luckily, all it takes is one big booming bark from a Great Dane to scare off any potential neighborhood trouble.

Trainability/Tips For Training

It is important to start training your Great Dane and setting clear expectations the moment you bring them home. Great Danes are eager to please and are generally easy to train, but they need to understand what is expected of them. Provide plenty of positive reinforcement when they are behaving well. Make sure everyone in the family understands the rules and trains your puppy in the same way.

Never, ever allow your Great Dane to jump up on you, even as puppies. You should make it very clear that you want all four of their paws to stay on the ground. When they are small, letting them put their paws in your lap or jump up to greet you may seem cute, but this will be a hard habit to break once they weigh 150 pounds and are knocking over all your guests.

Taking your Great Dane to community dog training classes is a great way to socialize them with other people and dogs as well as get some professional guidance. Investing in training now is going to save you time, money and stress in the long run. Training should be a part of your budget considerations when purchasing any dog.

Feeding Your Puppy

Your growing Great Dane puppy will need to eat a lot of food. When the puppy is 2 months old, feed them 2-4 cups of food divided into 3 meals. Increase the amount by 1 cup each month until they are 6 months old (for example, at 2 months old= 3 cups/day, 3 months old =4 cups/day, etc). When the puppy is 6 months old it should be eating between 6-8 cups daily. You can continue feeding them this much until around 9 months when you want to add another cup or two so that they are eating between 7-10 cups daily.

These portions might be different depending on dog food brands. Each of our raw dog food bags has instructions on the outside of how much to feed. Be sure to tailor the numbers to fit your dog and the brand of food you choose.

Can Great Dane puppies eat puppy food?

Most professionals recommend NOT feeding your Great Dane puppy food, as this could accelerate their growth and cause joint and bone problems. Use high-quality, nutrient-dense dog food that is 25% protein and between 12-20% healthy fat.

Can Great Dane puppies have bones?

Never give your Great Dane puppy a cooked bone from the food you ate. These can easily break and splinter and cause internal injury. If you want to give your Great Dane a bone to keep them occupied for a while or curb their chewing, choose one that is uncooked. Always supervise your puppy when they are eating a bone. Another great treat for puppies is our Big Dog Bacon Rolls.

Feeding Your Adult

After your Great Dane is 1 year old, you can start shifting them into an adult dog feeding plan. You can reduce daily feedings to twice per day if you want. Your adult male should be getting between 8-14 cups of food per day and females should get between 6-9 cups of food per day. Again, double check recommendations for the brand you buy.

It should be noted that the amount of food you feed a dog ultimately depends on their size, weight, age, build, metabolism and activity level. Be sure you know your Great Dane and his individual needs, especially when it comes to feeding. If you have any questions, talk to your vet.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Great Dane’s are prone to bloating and should not be free-fed. Never soak their kibble before feeding them.