Not only recognized as the gentle giants, but Great Dane is also considered the tallest breed of dogs in the world. Great Dane is kind, patient, and lovable. They are sociable. They are big, but they need people’s attention, affection, and love. Read on to discover the surprising facts about the biggest dog ever recorded.
Interesting Facts about Tallest Dog Breed
Scroll down to uncover the most interesting facts about the Great Dane.
Great Danes Were Once Hunting Boars
What Is the Height of the Great Dane?
- A. 76-81 CM
- B. 20-40 CM
- C. 30-40 CM
- D. 50-56 CM
In the 1800s, Great Danes were used as boar hunting dogs in Europe. The gigantic canines were bred of Irish wolfhound and also called the old English mastiff. They were powerful hunters who were extremely strong, quick, deadly and brave.
Great Dane was used to hunt boars, deer and bears. They were called the German Boarhound in English. But they are not Danish.
Historically, this breed has been associated with Egyptian monuments dating back to 3,000 B.C.
The Name Is Confusing
This dog originated from Germany, not Denmark. It is believed that the name was derived when French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, came across the breed while he was traveling in Denmark at the beginning of the 1700s. He named the huge dog “le Grand Danois’ ‘ or Great Dane, that name is still in use.
The Great Dane is also called Deutsche Dogge or the German Mastiff.
Great Dane Is Enormous
Great Dane has a smoothly muscled body, a combination of power and elegance. The height of male Great Dane is 76 to 86 CM and female breed is 71 to 81 CM. It is a short-haired dog with a galloping appearance.
Great Danes and Cropped Ears
Most Great Danes have cropped ears. Many people like to see the Great Dane with cropped and pointed ears.
Great Dane’s Colors and Patterns
Check out the most common colors and patterns of Great Danes.
Pure Steel Blue-Gray
Great Danes’ Life Expectancy
Great Danes can live between 8 -10 years which is shorter than other dog breeds.
Great Dane’s Growth
The newborn Great Dane weighs between 1 or 2 pounds. It can grow more than 100 pounds within half a year. The breed grows and matures until they are 2 or 3 years old.