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The Great Dane is a giant-sized, gentle breed known for its friendly nature and loyalty. They require regular exercise but should not be overexerted due to their size. Great Danes are intelligent and can be good with children and other pets when properly supervised. Their short coats require minimal grooming but shed moderately, and they need protection in cold climates.

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Great Danes are giant-sized dogs, weighing 110-175 lbs, with a height of 28-32 inches.

energy level

Great Danes have a medium energy level, enjoying daily walks and playtime but also appreciating relaxation time.

exercise needs

Great Danes need regular exercise, including daily walks and playtime, but should not be overexerted due to their size.


Great Danes are intelligent and trainable, but can be stubborn at times. Consistent, positive reinforcement is key.


Great Danes are intelligent dogs, capable of learning a variety of commands and tasks.


Great Danes can adapt to different living situations, but their size requires enough space to move comfortably.

with kids

Great Danes can be good with children due to their gentle nature, but their size requires supervision and proper handling.

with other pets

Great Danes can get along well with other pets, especially when raised together. However, early socialization is important.

in cold climates

Great Danes can tolerate colder temperatures, but their short coats require proper protection during extreme cold.

in hot climates

Great Danes can tolerate hot climates, but they need to be monitored for signs of overheating during exercise.


Great Danes have a short coat and shed moderately, requiring regular brushing to manage shedding.


Great Danes require minimal grooming, including occasional brushing and bathing to keep their coats clean and healthy.

bark tendency

Great Danes bark occasionally, usually only when necessary or provoked.

health issues

Great Danes may have some health issues, requiring regular veterinary checkups and preventative care.