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Characteristics and personality of the Great Dane dog breed

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Title: Puppy stature Great Dane

Good morning to all,
I am a little worried about my dog's height. I have a 6 and a half month old Great Dane puppy and it seems a bit small for his age. Right now it measures 70 cm at the cross. Do you know if it can be a normal measure? Or is it still going to grow a little more?

Thanks in advance :)

Greetings,

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Title: Puppy stature Great Dane

It is a normal measure for 6 months, and yes, of course it will grow more. With 6 months he still has a long way to go.

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Thanks a lot Fly! An acquaintance who has another Bulldog had put my fear in my body telling me that at most I would grow 5 or 6 cm. Actually I don't care too much about my dog's size, because it's beautiful :), but I also wouldn't like it to stay at 75 cm given its breed.

Greetings to all!

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Well, in my house we had 12 bulldogs and the males generally finished growing completely over 3 years old.

Here is a table indicative height and weight according to age:

I don't know how reliable it is. My first bulldog I cons /> but what has been said, is an orientation table for you to give you an idea.

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Yes, it is true that in the table it seems that growth stagnates after 6 months. but if you have had 12 Bulldogs I trust you more than any board hahaha

Thanks again Fly!

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Yes, it is true that in the table it seems that growth stagnates after 6 months. but if you have had 12 Bulldogs I trust you more than any board hahaha

Thanks again Fly!

When I talk about growing up I also mean broadening, getting more body. Anyway, if you know the parents, you can do one

Personality

They are considered sweet giants. They are moderately playful, affectionate and get along well with children. These dogs will protect your home. Although they usually get along with other animals, especially if they grow together, some specimens of this breed can be aggressive with dogs they don't know.

They are easy to train, although some of their breeders claim that they can be quite stubborn learners.

Coexistence

Whoever wants to have a great Dane has to be willing to adapt to the enormous size of this dog, he will eat much larger amounts of food than a small dog, so feeding a Great Dane is quite expensive compared to a tiny chihuahua.

It is necessary to train them in obedience to ensure that they will be manageable once they have grown.

A disease known as tympanism, which involves the formation of gas in the stomach and possible subsequent torsion, is a very real possibility in a giant breed dog. To avoid this potentially lethal problem it is necessary to administer two or three small meals daily instead of a large one, as well as to encourage the dog to rest at least one hour after eating. For very large dogs you can use elevated food bowls so that they do not have to extend the legs to eat.

The Great Dane, also known as "the Apollo of dogs", is a giant breed. The Danish country of origin is Germany and not Denmark. It is believed that this breed has existed for more than four centuries. The great Danes descend from the mastiff-type dogs that the German nobility raised to protect country estates and hunt wild boars.

In the 18th century they were prestigious guard dogs of farms and carriages. They also enjoyed popularity among the upper class since few dogs were able to bring down a wild boar.

The Great Dane that most resembled those we know today developed in the 19th century. In 1880, the Germans banned the name "Great Dane» "and called the breed" German Bulldog ", however, the breed is still called Great Dane in English-speaking countries.

These dogs are mainly family pets and, despite their size, they have been very successful among urbanites, who use them to protect themselves from thieves.

Personal> The Great Dane is an affectionate dog. You can feel very close and be very loyal to your family, as well as close friends, and it fits perfectly into an active family. They quickly alert the family if a stranger approaches their territory, since they are excellent guard dogs. It is especially important to socialize and train puppies.

Great Dane is prone to several specific problems of large dog breeds, including a stomach disorder (gastric dilation and torsion), heart disease, bone disorders and a specific type of aggressive bone tumor (osteosarcoma).

A healthy adult will need about two hours of exercise a day. He likes walks and will be happy to accompany the family in their outdoor activities, but he also likes to spend time in front of the fire and enjoy all the comforts available. During your growth stage you should exercise moderately, since excessive exercise can cause serious bone, muscle and joint problems.

Giant breed dogs, in addition to a huge appetite, require a different proportion of minerals and vitamins that you need for the proper maintenance of different joints and cartilage. Great Dane is prone to bloating and stomach problems, so its rations should be small and frequent to minimize risks.

The short, smooth and dense fur of the Great Dane needs little maintenance, being brushed a week or every 10 days. You can brush with a rubber toilet glove to remove loose and dead hair.

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