How long do Great Danes Live?

How long do Great Danes Live?

The Great Dane is the world’s largest dog breed. These gentle giants grow very large, very quickly and live relatively short lives. They are also one of the breeds more likely to suffer from certain types of cancer, which unfortunately leads to an earlier than desired death for many this wonderful breed.

How Long Do Great Danes Live?


Average life expectancy for a healthy Great Dane is between 7-10 years old (but they can sometimes reach up to 13). However, their size dictates that these dogs do not often reach old age; they develop health problems at a much earlier stage in their lives. A few extra pounds on their already large frame can spell trouble with heart disease and joint issues later down the line. With proper care though, Great Danes can live relatively long lives with good health.

How Long Do Great Danes Life in Intensive Care?

That is a question that does not have an actual answer because every dog will be different, but it does put into perspective what kind of life great danes can lead when they are properly cared for. Dog’s in intensive care averaged 21 months before succumbing to their illness or complications from surgery/illness. The most common diseases in dogs in ICU is trauma, cancer and internal organ failure. This really only gives the number of months the average dog will last, but that is still something to consider when looking down at your new puppy who may one day become old enough to be called a senior citizen–a very large one.

How to Tame a Great Dane?

It is crucial that your dog accepts you as his pack leader so he can grow up to be the best dog he can be.

Taming a Great Dane takes time and patience; ultimately it will be worth it for both of you. Here are some tips to help get started with taming your new pet:

Establish yourself as the pack leader right away by always taking charge of your dog’s situation (walking, feeding, etc).

Always walk your dog on a leash; letting him roam free might trigger unwanted behaviors like digging or barking. These bad habits can be easy to avoid during his first few months of puppyhood.

A great Dane should never be left alone until he is fully mature (about 2 years of age). If you do not want him crated then at least watch him closely and keep him beside you on a leash while he’s “unsupervised”.

It’s probably a good idea to educate your pet about house rules right away so he does not grow up with bad habits that will need to be broken later. Rules like: no jumping, stay off the counters, etc.

And remember these basic ideas about raising a great dane… Treat him as an equal member of the pack! He should have constant supervision as a puppy and as he grows older. They are prone to separation anxiety so it may be best to crate him when you leave the house.

Additionally, for those of you interested in dog shows: one of the great dane’s most important features is his giant and well-formed head and this should be evident from birth. To fully develop your Dane’s head, we recommend using the following process:

Before he is 5 months old – feed him portions that are no bigger than his own tongue (kids give this a try at home to see what I mean).

5-8 months old – let him graze on small amounts throughout the day…much like a cow or horse would eat grass. You can even put some hay in with his kibble to get the idea across.

After your dog’s 8th month – if you can get hay then do so while he eats. You should have a full grown head by this point and almost no visible teeth, just gums. It may be a good idea to invest in a muzzle for walks at this stage too…just in case!

Can Great Danes Live in hot weather?

Great Danes need to live in a home with air conditioning between the month of March and October. What time of year they will spend outside is up to you, but it should be done under supervision so they do not overheat. They enjoy traveling and going for car rides, making this easy and fun for them and their owners alike.

Great Danes love human company and will follow their owners around all day if allowed to do so. They can become destructive or loud if left alone for too long however, so it’s best to play with one as much as possible. They would rather spend hours playing fetch than lying down on the couch watching TV, as this breed loves doing physical activities such as running and swimming.

Great Danes are a people-oriented dog and will be very friendly with everyone they meet. They do not bark a lot, but when they do, their low pitch makes them sound threatening, so it’s important to train them early on not to bark at other dogs or strangers. Their size also discourages would-be burglars from trying to break into homes where a Great Dane lives, giving owners another benefit of owning this breed.

Great Danes are gentle giants that enjoy being petted and scratched behind the ears by their owners. When treated properly, this loyal breed is often very affectionate towards its family members and may even try to sit in your lap while you watch TV or play video games! It’s best to get a young Great Dane accustomed to these actions at an early age so they grow up to be gentle giants.

Great Danes are very tall canines with large bones and muscles, so it’s important for owners to keep their diets in check by measuring the amount of food they give them every day . Great Danes should weigh around 110 pounds when fully grown, but overly feeding one may result in this breed becoming overweight or obese. This is bad for their overall health as well as their mobility, so don’t let your pet fall into this category.

It’s also a good idea to brush your Great Dane’s teeth on a daily basis , as most dogs do not enjoy having their mouths poked and prodded by humans. It helps reduce the chance of heart disease and tooth decay, as well as cutting down on bad breath.

Great Danes bark more than many other breeds of dog, so it’s important to work with them early on so they understand when it is and isn’t okay to do this. Once you’ve trained them properly, your Great Dane will be a great guard dog that can protect your home from unwanted intruders without disturbing the neighbors too much.

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