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Great Dane:Dog Breed Profile

Great Dane originated in Germany, the history has been used as a hound, guard dog, fighting dog, servant dog, etc., because of its docile personality, beautiful appearance, now the development direction is mainly for the family dog.
The great Dane is tall and graceful, with a height equal to its body length. The height of the male dog is above 76cm, and the height of the female dog is above 71cm. The coat is short and close-fitting, smooth and shiny. The fur color has light yellow-brown, tiger grain color, black, blue, color, and so on several kinds.

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  • About Great Dane Breed

    Great Dane originated in Germany, the history has been used as a hound, guard dog, fighting dog, servant dog, etc., because of its docile personality, beautiful appearance, now the development direction is mainly for the family dog. The great Dane is tall and graceful, with a height equal to its body length. The height of the male dog is above 76cm, and the height of the female dog is above 71cm. The coat is short and close-fitting, smooth and shiny. The fur color has light yellow-brown, tiger grain color, black, blue, color, and so on several kinds.    

Great Dane Breed Daily Care

We can't bathe the great Dane for at least a week after he's been vaccinated. If we wipe our dog's body every day, we can avoid bathing him for a long time. When bathing a Great Dane, it is important to smooth the hair before bathing to reduce and avoid pain. We can hold the root of the dog's hair with one hand and comb with the other. After we comb it, we put it in the bathroom, close the door, and rinse it all over with warm water. When we flush, we want it to have a small range of movement and avoidance, and speed as fast as possible. When we flush the head with water, we should be careful not to flush the water to the dog's eyes and ears. This will make the dog feel very uncomfortable. After applying the body wash, we should gently rub the dog's hair, especially the belly and tail. If the dog is good, we should also give him some encouragement. It will be a pleasure for him to take a bath. Then we wash the foam off with a lot of water to keep it out of the dog's hair and dry it off with a dry towel.

When we feed the Great Dane, we should decide what kind of food to feed it based on its age. When the dog is in the puppy phase, naturally feed the puppy dog food, food nutrition will be more in line with the dog's nutritional needs, also can make the dog better digestion and absorption. Choose food that meets the nutritional needs of great Danes. Do not give the puppy to choose the whole dog food, puppies eat adult dog food can not get it normal growth needs of nutrition, and the particles are also relatively large, eat will be more trouble. Ingredients good dog food. Dog food with high quality ingredients, such as Champions League dog food, is better for dogs. Some dog food may look cheap, but the nutrition available to dogs is limited, which is not good for their physical health and development. It is important to note that even as a puppy, great Danes eat a lot, much more than puppies, and to continue to feed, the cost is not low, adult will eat more, remember to consider their own psychological price.

Common skin diseases of great Danes include fleas, lice, ticks, etc., because the insects are tiny and feed on blood and are parasites, they like to bite in the wild. It lives on the skin and under the fur of great Danes for so long that it is painful but not corresponding, and you can see the great Danes scratching all the time. But he scratched like a headless lion, and he was so anxious that he did not know how to get the worm down.
This is when the owner must open its fur, carefully observe the lice and fleas. Since we can't see the bugs with our naked eyes, we can do a monthly deworming procedure. We should use medicine or spray to let the worms fall naturally. After all, great Danes who spend a lot of time outdoors are at the highest risk for all of these diseases.

Great Danes are also best trained when they are young. We can start training the great Dane after it has been weaned. We need to start from the dog's simple behavior awareness and then gradually transition to the skills, skills training. Of course, we also need to pay attention to the correct and reasonable way of training great Danes. As for the great Dane itself, it is relatively intelligent and willing to be trained. It is also very capable of being trained. Our training of great Danes can begin with the development of living habits. For example, we can train him to defecate regularly, eat, sleep, go out with him, sit down, and so on. In addition, we need to guide the Great Dane to be able to face life in a positive season.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when taking care of great Danes: Great Danes are very large breeds of dogs that can easily travel long distances. So when we breed great Danes, we have to keep the dog to a certain amount of exercise, we'd better take out running often. We should pay attention to keep dogs warm in winter. Great Danes have a short coat and should be kept warm as winter approaches. Great Danes like to spend the winter in a warm kennel, even though they are relatively large. Great Dane in puppy period growth rate is very fast, in great Dane puppy feeding time to maintain balanced nutrition, the nutritional imbalance is likely to lead to some parts of the bone marrow growth, when entering old age will cause bone cancer.

Great Dane Breed History

The Great Dane grew in the Mediterranean region of South Asia and arrived in Germany with early Persian merchants or Roman troops. The English name of the Great Dane is a translation of the French name 'the Great Dane'. The great Dane's ancestry can almost be traced to the tribes of Western Asia, a breed of a dog brought to Europe by Arras in what is now The Asian region of Russia. These pugnacious mastiffs may have interbred with gray hounds in the past, showing an elegant temperament.

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