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Great Dane Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Great Dane
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Germany
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
81cm (32in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
45kg (100lbs)
Lifespan:
How long the animal lives for
7 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Mastiff

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Great Dane

The Great Danes large and imposing appearance belies its friendly nature, the breed is often referred to as a gentle giant. Great Danes are generally well-disposed toward other dogs, other non-canine pets, wild animals, and humans (including strangers and children).

Some Great Danes, as with dogs of any breed, may have dominance issues, may be aggressive with other dogs of the same sex, or chase small animals, however, this is quite rare.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

Sources:
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