giant breed, standing 30 inches or more at the shoulder. He has a short,
smooth coat in fawn, black, blue, brindle, white with black patches
(harlequin), or black with white trim (Boston). In North America, the ears
are typically cropped erect while in Europe they are left in their natural
fold. Grooming requirements are minimal.
elegant, and well-muscled, this is nevertheless an
affectionate, loyal, and gentle breed. He prefers to live with people and
is not really happy living in a kennel. The Great Dane is lively and
alert, yet patient with children. However, due to his great size, he
should always be supervised with children.
dog needs room - indoor and out! Since he is happiest as a house dog, he
should live in a larger home, and he must have a fenced yard. He is fine in the
city or the country but he must have plenty of exercise, including at the
very least a long daily walk.
The Great Dane is highly intelligent and
trainable. As he is a sensitive breed, harsh training methods are