History of the Great Dane
The ancestors of Great Dane are from Germany. They originated more than 2000 years ago. They are considered the “Apollo of dog breeds,” an aristocratic breed.
The German Bulldog, also called Great Dane is—according to connoisseurs on the subject—the largest dog in the world. They have a strong but thin structure, are very skilled for physical activities and are very tall, sometimes exceeding 80 cm.
A Great Dane is a good companion, faithful and very affectionate; although when it comes to defending and caring, they are quite effective. Because of its large size, they are ideal for large and open spaces. Coat colors vary, they can be harlequin (black and white), brindle, black, blue or fawn.
Great Dane Personality
A Great Dane gets along very well with its owners, children, and other dogs. They enjoy human company and demand a lot of attention and affection. Once a Great Dane finds rapport with its owners it protects and cares for them, but it is not easy to accept people outside the family circle.
Its intimidating and strong bark, coupled with its large size is enough to keep any intruder or stranger away from our homes. They also adapt very quickly to their family environment.
Care of the Great Dane
Great Danes are big dogs. They eat a lot, but the idea is to provide food in moderate portions at least three times a day and not a single abundant meal a day since it’s common in these large breed dogs to suffer stomach sprains after digesting large amounts of food.
Ensuring access to fresh water throughout the day is also another very important aspect, and due to its size, it is recommended to place food and water in a high place to avoid that the constant bending down, which ultimately compromises the health of a Great Dane’s spine.
Due to a Great Dane’s complexion and energy, it is essential to exercise daily and to have a large space where your Great Dane can run and play, so if you do not have enough space, at least try to guarantee a long walk that will drain all that energy from the dog.
The Great Dane is a dog that is very easy to take care of, as far as the bathroom is concerned, since it only needs a good bath every two or three months. If you want to keep its fur shiny and beautiful, brushing it twice a week is enough.
It is not recommended to cut the ears or the tail of the Great Dane since far from benefiting it, it causes unnecessary pain and recovery is not short at all.
A Great Dane is a very docile and obedient dog as long as it is well-trained, as every dog should respect the figure of authority. Respect exists so that the relationship is adequate, and in addition, they learn quite quickly.
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