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great dane anyone???

Well i posted before about what type of dog breed to get for me and my son and ur suggestions were good and i decided on either a german shepard or lab.....
well....i know someone who is selling great dane puppies and the parents were on site and they are sooo cute. they are rather large though. i was wondering if anyone has one or has an opinion on whether i should go this route.
p.s. i have a good size yard and an extra bedroom to keep said dog in when we have company.


Asked by Bugzmomma at 5:31 PM on Jan. 3, 2011 in Pets

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  • @TweenandTwinmom,

    Your dog had issues, but the breed itself does not. Great Danes are fantastic to have around children and are protective as well. With proper training (something I am guessing your Dane may not have had) they can make wonderful companions. With no training, ANY dog is capable of doing serious damage.

    OP, DON"T get a dog on a whim. They need time, money, energy, training, good food (meaning not grocer store shit) and vet care. Do your research and decide what your home can accomodate.

    Answer by Acid at 11:08 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I have only heard great things about these Dogs.. very good temperments and even for their size, BIG babies.. like other types of Breeds, being they are so big, there are some genetic risks.. good luck

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:34 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • well, they are good dogs but since they do get so big you have to really watch them around children, they are also very protective and like to sit in your lap, they think they're lap dogs lol (from my experience)

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 5:36 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Great Danes are one of the best dogs they are loyal and lovable and have a fabulous temperament. However, they have a fairly short life span compared to other dogs they are prone to many genetic problems such as leukemia and large esophagus syndrome can't remember the actual name cut they can inhale their food then because of the quantity they are unable to digest the food and throw it up and starve
    Also remember that you have to have a vehicle large enough to transport the dog
    Good luck

    Answer by mtnaspen at 5:47 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • My only concern would be their short life span. That's one of the biggest reasons I wouldn't get one. Other than that, I've heard nothing but good things about the breed.

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 5:52 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • They are supposed the be wonderful, loyal and loving breeds. but whilst you have a large yard...will you excercise them enough everyday??


    Answer by little.knickers at 6:15 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • They are beautiful, but only live about 8 years :(

    Answer by onethentwins at 6:28 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Great Danes are great dogs but you have to be well informed on how to care for one. For instance they are by no means outdoor dogs. They have very thin skin and get cold or hot very easily. You have to elevate their food. They have to be exercised daily. They can be great with kids though and often times forget that they are so large and think they are lap dogs!

    Answer by onemellowmom at 12:08 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Don't relly know so I'll bump you. Good luck.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 8:59 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • We had one when I was growing up. He was very sweet and protective towards us. However, he was very capable of being quite agressive. He killed a several hundred pound calf, which was obviously an unprovoked attack. It's not a dog I'd feel comfortable having around my own children.


    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2011