Great Dane

Illustration measuring the height and length of a Great Dane compared to a human height

Great Danes are a breed of giant German dogs known for their imposing size and weight paired with a sweet and gentle demeanor. Originally bred for the hunting of bears, boars, and deer, the Great Dane today has adapted to domestic life and is comfortable in a variety of environments from large houses to small apartments. With a loving and friendly temperament, the Great Dane is often referred to as the “world’s largest lapdog.” Great Danes have a variety of coat colors from the iconic harlequin and black patterns, to fawn and brindle, and blue coats. Great Danes have withers heights of 30"-32" | 76-81 cm (male) and 28”-30” | 71-76 cm (female).

Collection of drawings of a Great Dane from various sitting and standing poses

Great Danes are a breed of giant German dogs known for their imposing size and weight paired with a sweet and gentle demeanor. Originally bred for the hunting of bears, boars, and deer, the Great Dane today has adapted to domestic life and is comfortable in a variety of environments from large houses to small apartments. With a loving and friendly temperament, the Great Dane is often referred to as the “world’s largest lapdog.” Great Danes have a variety of coat colors from the iconic harlequin and black patterns, to fawn and brindle, and blue coats. Great Danes have withers heights of 30"-32" | 76-81 cm (male) and 28”-30” | 71-76 cm (female).

Common Questions
How big is a Great Dane?
Great Danes have standing heights of roughly 44” | 112 cm with males having a withers (shoulder) height of 30"-32" | 76-81 cm and females with a withers height of 28”-30” | 71-76 cm. Males weigh between 140-175 lb | 64-79 kg while females weigh from 110-140 lb | 50-64 kg.
How long does a Great Dane live?
Great Danes have an average life expectancy of 7-10 years.
What is the temperament of a Great Dane?

Despite their imposing size, Great Danes have a loving and friendly temperament that has earned them the nickname, “The World’s Largest Lapdog.”

Details

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Size: Giant
Height (Withers) - Male: 30"-32" | 76-81 cm
Height (Withers) - Female: 28”-30” | 71-76 cm
Weight - Male: 140-175 lb | 64-79 kg
Weight - Female: 110-140 lb | 50-64 kg
Color: Fawn & Brindle, Harlequin & Black, Blue
Temperament: Friendly, gentle, adaptable
Uses: Hunting, catch, companion (today)
Life Span: 7-10 years

Drawings include:
Great Dane side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), laying down (side)

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