Breed Guide: Great Dane
Posted on April 14, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency
About the Great Dane
Height (to base of neck): female 28-32″, male 30-34″
Weight: female: 100-130 lbs, male: 120-200 lbs
Color: There are six accepted coat colors: fawn, brindle, blue, black, harlequin and mantle.
Life Expectancy: 6-8 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: Low to moderate
Is a Great Dane the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Great Dane truly is a gentle giant. They possess a friendly nature and tend not to exhibit extreme aggressiveness or a high prey drive. With proper training they can be an excellent family dog, but may become fearful towards strangers without proper socialization. Their short coat requires little grooming. They do best with daily moderate exercise as adults, and over-exercising is discouraged in young Danes due to their predisposition towards orthopedic problems.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Great Dane
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Lipoma (Fatty Tumor)||$674||$5,190|
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