The Gentle Giant.
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What a joy to live with! The Great Dane is known for being very gentle. Despite their enormous size, these pups are great with children of any size or age. They are definitely lovers not fighters.
2. Your best bud
Great Danes have a way into your heart like no other! These giants will make you believe in love at first sight. Being classified as one of the friendliest breeds, Great Danes hold true to this. Whether you are hanging out on the couch or in the backyard, you can guarantee they will be right by your side.
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3. Sleek & Stunning build
Ranging anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds, they are pure muscle! Their huge body makes them very unique and noble looking. These dogs have a slender head and long neck. They naturally have floppy ears, but it is common for them to be surgically trimmed. Danes can reach a resting height (on all fours) of 30 to 34 inches tall.
4. Guard dog
Because of their daunting appearance and size, they are likely to scare away any intruding without using aggression. Many people do not want to mess with a dog twice their size. Their deep bark also comes in handy to not only alert you of visitors, but as a warning to visitors.
“Their giant size is outweighed by the giant amounts of affection they have for their humans & their crazy goofy personalities will make you laugh everyday.”
5. Kissing Machine
This breed is known for being exceptionally affectionate with their humans. From giving big slobbery kisses to being that 100 pound lap dog you always wanted! This is also what makes them awesome with children. No matter who you are, your Great Dane will always love you.
6. Your active partner
Exercise does the body good, especially for Great Danes. These pups love to be active. They are super speedy runners and love to play. Even if you aren’t big on exercise, these pups will bring it out of you. You’ll end up loving to play fetch or spend a day hiking with your Dane!
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7. Minimal grooming needs
If you are not in the market to spend a fortune on grooming your pet, you might want to consider a Great Dane. With their short velvet coat, bathing is not frequent. They will do just fine with daily brushing. This will also minimize any shedding.
“They’re so compassionate and in tune with their people. If you’re ever feeling down, you always have someone to lean on… literally.”
8. Selfless dogs
These dogs will do anything for their owners! Including extinguishing a bomb. In 1941, Juliana the Great Dane found a bomb had been dropped into her families home. Taking quick action, she immediately urinated on the bomb putting out the fire. This noble act of pure courage won her a Blue Cross medal. This doesn’t end her heroic streak! Again, in 1944 she had discovered a fire in the families shoe shop. She urgently went to alert her owners. This awarded her a second Blue Cross medal and probably A LOT of treats!
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9. Smarty pants
Don’t let their goofy stature fool you! These colossus dogs are very smart. They were originally bred for hunting wild boar but have evolved since then. Their sense of smell and hearing is out of this world! Great Danes respond very well to positive reinforcement training and are eager to please. They can however be stubborn if they feel you are being to harsh, because they are one of the more sensitive breeds.
10. Loyal companions
Want a fur-ever friend? These pups are mightily devoted to their family! They will never turn on you, and will protect you at all costs. They have a natural instinct to protect and love their families with everything they have. You will never find another breed quite like the Great Dane.
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