The Great Dane is a beloved dog breed known for its friendly, patient, dependable temperament and short, shiny coat. Classified as a working breed, the Great Dane is a large dog with an average weight of 110-175 pounds and a height of 28-32 inches.
This breed typically has a 7-10 year life span and requires low to moderate amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Great Dane has low to moderate grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Great Dane’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Great Dane Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 110-175
Average Height (in): 28-32
Life Expectancy (years): 7-10
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Great Dane Appearance
Coat Type: short, shiny
Coat Colors: black, blue, fawn, brindle, harlequin
Great Dane Temperament and Personality
Temperament: friendly, patient, dependable
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires positive training
Exercise Needs: low to moderate
Grooming Needs: low to moderate
Great Dane Health
Common Health Issues: bloat, hip dysplasia, dilated cardiomyopathy
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.