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What do you think about Great Danes?

I'm thinking about taking in a 2 year old male Great Dane from someone who can't keep him anymore due to a move and not enough space. Is there anything you can tell me about the breeds temperament or anything that maybe helpful in my decision making?
Thanks : )


Asked by happy2bme7 at 7:06 PM on Jan. 5, 2009 in Pets

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  • they are said to have a very good temperament but don't forget they are quite large! had a cousin that had two of them when i was a kid....they were inside dogs!!! were about the size of a small you can be there to save him from the pound!


    Answer by bigblueeyes at 7:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • i never had one but my neighbor did. from what i heard they are good dogs. just make sure it wasnt a racing dog. they tend to chase smaller animals that they might think they have to chase it.

    Answer by vadasmom at 7:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • They are beautiful dogs, but I've heard from 'dog experts' they don't live very long =(

    Answer by Apr1l at 7:40 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • I don't know much about them, but they are adorable and so sweet. We ran into a couple with 2 at petsmart and my daughter was playing with them and they were so gentle and sweet!

    Answer by babycakes254 at 7:49 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • Definitely do your research on them first before adding them as a family member but, as far as Great Danes, I think they are beautiful dogs!

    Answer by onespecialmom at 8:21 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • A friend of the family breeds them, and they are GREAT family pets. They are wonderful with children. They are (however!) big babies. They like to be with people 24/7. They can be too big for some children. They can knock down small children, if the dog gets playing to hard.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • my sis in law has one and he is still a baby but they are very good dog but they tend to forget how big they are!! also they can eat you out of house and home lol but yeah my sis says that he eat 7-8 full bowls of food a day and that she buys a big bag of food that was 50 dollars and that he eats all of it in about a week so thats a lot of food dont get me wrong they are very good dogs they dont live as long as other but i think its worth it!! Goood Luck!!!

    Answer by Reneemommy at 9:44 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • My aunt used to raise them, and from what I can remember the others who answered are correct when they said they are very loveable pets. The only thing I have to add is to remember that they are huge, and when they get excited their tails can hurt like a whip!

    Answer by PSMother at 10:44 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • google them! i havent heard anything about them and i cant wait till i can own one myself..they are HUGE dogs though..i just love that about them. make sure you can handle him! GL

    Answer by tnteaton at 10:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

  • They are very sweet, but only live to be about -6-7. They can have big issues with arthritis in their hips later.And as you know they are as big as pony's.

    Vet Tech-need advice?

    Answer by luvinher at 11:15 PM on Jan. 5, 2009

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