Welcome to our Spotlight Breed article of the week. This is where we teach you about one of the most interesting dog breeds around the globe. We are excited to feature the Great Dane this week. This breed, also known as the “gentle giant” has been around for quite some time, dating back to thousands of years! Great Danes certainly hold stature in the world of dogs and are one of the best-natured breeds around. They are sweet, affectionate, and intelligent, but there are many more characteristics to note.
The adaptability level of the Great Dane is low. We do not recommend a novice dog owner to take on the responsibility of a Great Dane. The reason being is that this breed is highly sensitive, independent thinking, and assertive. The sensitivity level of the Great Dane allows them to wear a heavy heart. The good thing about this is that they are extremely loyal. Their overall friendliness level is a 10 out of 10. They are affectionate with family, kids, other dogs, and even strangers! This is truly one of the friendliness breeds out there.
Great Danes are intelligent dogs, but sometimes they are slow to learn. However, this breed really likes to please. We recommend that you start training as soon as possible during puppyhood to prevent them from getting away with bossy or bad behavior. Be sure to incorporate a lot of rewards and cheerful praise while training this breed.
If you are looking for a sweet dog who loves being around their pack, then the Great Dane is for you! As giant breed dogs, they do require special care and attention to maximize their health and longevity, but Great Danes are majestic, gentle giants who make wonderful companions. We will leave you with our favorite quote about the Great Dane: “Great Danes: Once they love, they love steadily, unchangingly, until their last breath.”