Do you own a Great Dane and plan to breed it? Before you do, there are a lot of things that you have to consider. This decision is not something that you should enter into lightly. Breeding a Great Dane is a great responsibility and not something that you should do just to make a profit from. The proper way of breeding a Great Dane will cost you a lot of money. There are tests, shots, papers, and great care that are all required to be able to produce good quality and healthy Great Danes. [...]
Keeping a Great Dane in your home has its advantages and disadvantages. Owning and raising a Great Dane is a big responsibility - as big as the breed itself! Make sure that you have a loving home which is suitable for your Great Dane. Great Danes are people dogs and are actually wonderful pets despite the size. The size of this breed may fool and intimidate you. However, a properly trained and sociable Great Dane is a dog that's affectionate and submissive to humans. Know the advantages of having a Great Dane as your home security, and the disadvantage of having a Great Dane that can ruin a home. [...]
When raising a Great Dane in your home, there are some illnesses that you should know about. Having a short life span is one of the most negative aspects of the Great Dane breed. Their life span usually ranges from seven to ten years. The most common health problems that the Great Dane faces are gastric torsion or bloat, heart diseases, and some types of cancers. There can be varying factors that can result to an unhealthy Great Dane. Improper diet, infections, and false pregnancies among others are just some of the factors that can lead to a serious or simple illness that happens to most Great Danes. [...]
For those who own or are interested in owning a Great Dane breed, here are some weird yet interesting facts that you should know.
In training a Great Dane, one of the proper methods to do so is the correction method. Do you know that a mother dog also uses a similar correction method with pups that misbehave? What Great Dane mothers do is that they nip the neck of their pups to correct their pups' misbehaviour. [...]
A Professional looking Great Dane is the ideal show dog. If you are wondering if you can show your Great Dane, here are some of the characteristics to look at. Check the characteristics of your Great Dane against the following characteristics below to know if your dog is "Professional" material. [...]
A Great Dane in the home has its pros and cons. To raise a Great Dane, adequate care and attention is needed. A Great Dane is a large breed of dog so you will need to be more cautious in keeping such a type of dog. Owning a Great Dane is a serious responsibility. It's like raising another baby in your household. [...]
Here are some guidelines on the various growth stages to expect from your Great Dane. It's a good idea to know more about the various stages and what to expect from them as they move from stage to stage.
Great Danes usually take a long time to grow or mature especially during their first eight months. At the same time, the first stage of a Great Dane, or being a puppy, will last until the dog is two years of age. During this period, your Great Dane will be very rambunctious as compared to the adults. [...]
The Great Dane dog breed may come in different colors. In fact, they may come in almost any color. However, there are only six coat colors which are recognized by the American Kennel Club. These colors are the black, blue, brindle, fawn, harlequin, and the mantle. Read on to know the mystery behind each of the colors of your Great Dane! [...]
The Great Dane, although a large dog breed, is a great house dog. Though they may tend to be active, a few minutes or so of regular exercise daily is all that it needs to be able to maintain its figure. The Great Dane in general is very bonded to humans. However, if left untrained, they can be aggressive and dominant to other humans and other dogs. One of the most important aspects of keeping a dog is being able to train it. First and foremost, obedience training is a must. Though your Great Dane is a people-dog, those that are not trained can knock down kids, put their feet on the dining table, drink water from sinks, and exhibit other negative traits. [...]
Great Danes are among the larger breeds of dogs. Thus, they require more food than other breeds. There is a saying that goes "You are what you eat". This is especially true for the Great Danes. Providing healthy food to your Great Dane will in turn make your dog a healthy one. There are a number of considerations to be given to your Great Danes. Style of feeding is an example. Dog food may come in kibble, raw, canned, and many other choices that you and your Great Dane may prefer. [...]
There are a great many dog owners and lovers that are attracted to the giant breeds of dogs. These dogs typically weigh in excess of 75 to 100 pounds when fully mature and some may even be closer to 200, especially the very largest of the males. In almost all large breeds males will be somewhat heavier and taller than the females and in most there is a slight difference in the head of the two sexes. In very general terms females tend to have finer features and slightly smaller heads and bodies, although they are often almost the same height. In turn males tend to be heavier through the body and also wider and larger through the head, neck and jaw area. [...]
All puppies have very rapid growth patterns when you stop to consider they start very, very small and within just two short months they are ready to head out to their new homes, leaving behind the comfort and security of their litter and their mother. Giant breeds of puppies really aren't that much bigger than the medium and large sized puppies when they are first born, but they do quickly become taller and heavier with faster growth and body development. [...]
As with most of the breeds of dogs that were developed in Europe and more specifically within what is now Germany, the origins of the Doberman Pinscher reach back far into history. The actual development of the current breed of Doberman Pinschers is much more recent, but also like most dogs from the area they were developed for a very specific purpose as a working dog. [...]