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Are Great Dane dogs good with children and good family pets?  January 31, 2001 – 00:00
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Great Danes are nice dogs. I do however know someone who had one she had 2 kids & one day all of a sudden put the kids head fully in its mouth & would not let go. I have never had one I do how ever have 2 kids 1 male German shepherd (very large) 1 Dobermann & 1 Eurasier the Eurasier is a very good family pet & I would never be without my GSD how ever I would never leave a child with my dogs alone.
I have left my web address were you can see what an Eurasier looks like etc & my other dogs.
There is also info & breeders on there
The Great Dane is a giant dog that combines nobility with robustness and power with elegance. It has a long narrow head with an accentuated frontal stop and a rather large nasal canal. Its neck is long and muscular and its front legs are perfectly straight. It has muscular thighs and round feet with short, dark nails. The Great Dane's tail is medium-length, reaching to the point of the hock. Its eyes are round and usually dark – with a lively intelligent expression. Its ears are either cropped rather long, pointed, and carried erect, or left natural. Its well developed white teeth must close in a scissors bite. All Danes have short, thick, shiny, close-fitting hair. The color of the coat indicates the variety. fawn, brindle, black, blue, mantle harlequin and sometimes Merle. However Merle is a common result of harlequin breeding, but it is not a recognized color. Black coats and dark eyes, while blue Danes may have lighter eyes.

The Great Dane is a gentle giant. Dignified, kind, sweet and affectionate, it is playful and patient with children. It loves everyone and needs to be around people. The Great Dane does not bark much and only becomes aggressive when the circumstances require it. A steady dog, responsible and dependable. Brave and loyal, it is a good watchdog. Because of his giant size, the Great Dane should be thoroughly obedience trained when young so it will be manageable when fully grown. Teach this giant dog not to lean against people, especially children. Some individuals are dog-aggressive, especially with same sex dogs. It is good with other dogs if it is raised with them from puppyhood. This breed may be slightly difficult to train.

Height, Weight

Height: Dogs 30-34 inches (76-86 cm.) Bitches 28-32 inches (71-81 cm.) Weight: Dogs 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg.) Bitches 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg.)
Dogs of even larger size are more prized.

Health Problems
Not a long lived breed. Be careful to buy from a conscientious breeder, as some very poor specimens are being sold to the unsuspecting public. Beware of hip dysplasia; buy only from OFA certified stock. Also prone to bloat, tumors, heart disease, and tail injuries. Do not jog with this dog until it is at least one year old.

Living Conditions
The Great Dane will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. It is relatively inactive indoors and does best with at least a large yard.

The Great Dane needs plenty of exercise, at the very least a long daily walk.

Life Expectancy
The average is under 10 years, however some can live to be 12-13 years old.

Source: www.russiandog.net

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Congrats on the puppies. As it may have been mentioned before, keep a good eye on her and keep phone number of vet near when she is whelping. Most of all, try to keep her relaxed and comfy. A lot of female dogs get picky, frustrated or uneasy when whelping. One of my sisters Kangal dog gave birth a couple months ago and my sister got them all vaccinated and neutered on their first check ups and ...om] for instance. Even if it means putting an extremely low price. The last place you want them to end up is on the streets or in the shelter. I also advise you to spay your dog. Or if you want to keep breeding her, watch her around male dogs. You dont want another accident. And it would be a benefit to you if you bred her no more than 4 times and to a purebred Border Collie stud. =]

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