What are female Great Danes like?

What are female Great Danes like?

Great Danes are considered gentle giants. They are moderately playful, affectionate and good with children. They will guard their home. Great Danes generally get along with other animals, particularly if raised with them, but some individuals in the breed can be aggressive with dogs they do not know.

How tall do Great Dane females get?

28 to 32 inches tall
Male Great Danes are 30 to 34 inches tall and weigh 120 to 200 pounds. Females are 28 to 32 inches tall and weigh 100 to 130 pounds.

Is it better to get a boy or girl Great Dane?

Male Great Dane is usually more reliable than females. Although males take a longer time to get trained than females, females seem to lose all the training at “that time of the year.” When a female is in heat, she is hard to control, and with its huge size, it can be overwhelming for the owner.

When should you fix a Great Dane?

Spaying and neutering is not recommended prior to the age of 12 months because it interferes with the closing of the growth plates. Studies have shown that dogs sterilized before puberty have an increased risk of cancer, hip dysplasia, cruciate injury, and several other health issues.

Is there such thing as a senior Great Dane?

Our beloved Dane has reached his senior years. I think anyone who has shared their lives with a senior Great Dane will agree the golden years are the most special and treasured times with our beloved breed. Senior Great Danes have wisdom not present in their younger counterparts. They understand us and can seemingly read our minds.

What’s the average life span of a Danish Dane?

Sure, we get into this breed knowing Danes have a short life span—but even so, the average age range of seven-to-ten years seems a long time in the future. And, puppy rearing takes a LOT of work so the focus is on the here and now, not what’s going to happen many years down the road.

Why do Great Danes gain so much weight?

Fat Great Danes have a harder time moving around as they get old, plus the extra weight is hard on their joints and other body parts, and besides simple management, it’s very unhealthy. Low thyroid is a not-uncommon reason for weight gain in senior Danes, and can be easily managed with a low-cost thyroid prescription.

Why is it important to take care of old Danes?

Genetics, care and fate will all play a part in how an individual Dane ages. We, as their caretakers, can help make the journey through the autumn of their lives safe and comfortable. It is our duty, for their many years of companionship, to treat them with compassion in this journey.

How old do Great Danes live to be?

Great Danes live between 8-to-10 years, with some living only 6 or 7 years, and a lucky few reaching the ripe old age of 12. Compared to small dogs, which can live almost twice as long, this hardly seems fair.

Can a 5 year old Great Dane have urinary incontinence?

“For example, a 5-year-old Great Dane is middle aged, whereas a similar aged small terrier would still be considered a young dog,” Lucroy says. While urinary incontinence can affect any breed, there are some breeds that are more likely to develop this condition, including Dobermans, Old English Sheepdogs, and Cocker Spaniels, according to Lucroy.

Do you need to take your Great Dane to the vet?

Great Danes are big dogs, which also means bigger veterinary bills, but that is not a reason to skip out on regular checkups. Keep your dog up-to-date on vaccines, and also make sure your veterinarian is aware of any changes in her activity levels, appetite, or mood, as these could be signs of illness.

What kind of hip problems does a great dane have?

Hip Dysplasia. Hip dysplasia often manifests itself in larger dog breeds and Great Danes fit the bill. Hip dysplasia is a chronic condition in which the head of the femur bone doesn’t fit into the hip socket correctly.