| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||71 - 76 cm (28 - 30 inches)
||46 - 54 Kgs (100 - 120 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Great Danes are powerful and have a strong but elegant build. Their coat is short, dense and sleek and is coloured black, blue, fawn, brindle or harlequin (white base with black or blue markings).
Great Danes are kind, friendly and outgoing dogs.
If you are considering a Great Dane as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for urban living
They do not require a lot of grooming
They require a moderate amount of exercise
They usually get on well with other dogs
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
Great Danes are also known as:
Deutsche Dogge ("German Dog")
Granddanois (in Danish)
Common Nicknames for Great Danes include:
Great Danes are the national dog of Germany.