Great Dane puppies are adorable, and it’s no wonder that they so popular, but remember these tiny little puppies will eventually grow up to be very large dogs. Be prepared for a big rollicky dog, as Great Danes weigh between one hundred and one hundred thirty pounds when fully mature.
We just want to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. At around thirty to thirty two inches tall the Great Dane will loom large over small children. And, although this breed is large, they do have a good natured temperament and are very safe around kids.
Two phrases that often describe Great Danes, and do so very well are-“smart” and “easy-going”. And because people tend to gravitate towards breeds that are like them, if you’re a laid back brainiac then choosing a Great Dane puppy is simply the perfect choice for you.
When it comes to looking a breeders be sure to get all the information you can about them and about the puppy that you’re selecting, especially if you’re dealing with them online, which has become so popular in our modern age. Unfortunately, there are puppy mills out there and unlicensed breeders as well so beware and do your homework, we don’t want anyone inadvertently contributing to cruelty to animals, that’s for sure.
Thankfully, Great Dane puppies actually don’t bark all that much, which is great if you like your peace and quiet. This breed was originally bred to be guard dogs, so if you’re looking for a guard dog, this is also a great pick for you.
Danes are very loyal and very obedient (when trained properly), and this has partly to do with how they have been bred slowly over time, with these qualities having been encouraged through breeding only the most loyal and obedient dogs.
The Great Dane breed was originally registered as a breed in 1887 in an American kennel; however similar looking dogs (call them cousins) have been in existence for many centuries, to be sure. Danes range in color from black, to blue, to fawn colored. For a larger dog they have a fairly long life span, generally in the range of twelve to thirteen years. Most likely, this stems from the fact that these dogs are so trim and active. Other large breeds, like St. Bernard’s, for instance, live much shorter lives.
Even though Great Dane puppies are somewhat genetically “programmed” to be obedient, they still need to be taken to obedience school, every puppy needs to be taught how to fit in with humans, it’s just the way the world works. And remember your dog will be one of the smartest in the class.