Great Dane Puppies

Great Dane Puppies

The Great Dane puppies San Diego are also referred to as the Danish Hound or the German Mastiff. They are domestic breeds that are best known for their large size. They are currently the largest dog breeds in the world growing to a height of up to 44 inches. These dog breeds were initially bred for wild boar and deer hunting.

Description

The San Diego Great Dane puppies combine elegance and strength with their giant size and well formed muscular body. The breed is unique in that it is never clumsy and moves with a powerful drive. It has a strong galloping figure and a short haired coat. When comparing its height to its length, this breed has a square shape. Its tail is high set and is thicker at the base. Dewclaws may be removed. The most distinctive feature of this dog breed is the well arched neck which is both high set and muscular.

The Great Dane puppy San Diego has triangular ears. The ears are floppy. To prevent injuries, the ears were cropped in the past. This practice is, however, marginal especially in Europe. The breed is commonly adopted as a companion dog today.

The coat is short and very thick. There are six accepted coat colors for the Great Dane. They include fawn, brindle, blue, black, harlequin and mantle. There are other colors that present occasionally but are not show-accepted

Temperament

The Great Dane puppies San Diego are often referred to as the gentle giant. This is because of their good disposition. They are affectionate, charming and very playful. The breed is also patient and gentle with kids. It loves human companion. It seldom barks and will only do so when it is aggressive or when a situation demands barking. Other than that, it is dependable and trustworthy. Its loyalty and courage makes it a great watchdog.

To bring the best of the Great Dane puppy San Diego, you must start training it and making it aware of the rules early enough. It should be taught never to jump or lean on a person. You need to achieve a pack leader status else the dog will take over. It has to be taught that it is beneath humans. If it understands its status, it will not only be a great companion but also good with kids. Improper training may lead to aggressiveness both to humans and other pets.

Health

The San Diego Great Dane puppies have a slow metabolism. They hence have low food consumption per pound. Common health issues include bloat and hip dysplasia. They may also suffer from dilated cardiomyopathy and congenital heart illnesses. Hereditary health issues such as blindness and deafness may also be registered.

Care

Care should start with early training. Additionally, being initially bred as a working dog, the San Diego Great Dane puppy are pretty energetic. They will need sufficient daily exercises which include long walks. The coat is easy to groom and only need combing and brushing. No need for daily grooming.

Average Size

Height: 28 to 34 inches

Weight: 100 to 200 pounds

Life expectancy

6 to 8 years

Typical use

Companion dog

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