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Great Dane standing in profile outdoors.
Dog Breeds Great Dane
The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty “Apollo of Dogs,” is a total joy to live with—but owning a dog of such imposing size, weight, and strength is a commitment not to be entered into lightly. This breed is indeed great, but not a Dane.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/great-dane/ | September 25, 2018
Great Dane puppy exploring outdoors.
Expert Advice How to Train a Great Dane Puppy: Milestones & Timeline
Training a new puppy does not come with a one-size-fits-all approach — especially when dealing with a very large breed like the Great Dane. “Great Danes are considered working dogs and are intelligent dogs," says Russell Hartstein, CDBC, CPDT-KA, Fear-Free Certified trainer and Founder of Fun Paw Cares. “Still, all [dogs] are individuals." Hartstein points out [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/puppy-information/how-to-train-a-great-dane-puppy/ | September 25, 2018
Great Dane looking back over his shoulder outdoors at the park in the fall.
Expert Advice Great Dane Life Span & Health Issues
Big, brave, and beautiful, Great Danes hold a special place in our hearts. But despite their larger-than-life persona, this giant breed has a relatively short life span. Why Are Great Dane Life Spans So Short? For such big dogs, Great Danes sure get the short end of the stick when it comes to longevity. Great [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/great-dane-life-span/ | September 25, 2018
CH Deacon's Golden Fury V Geordon, Great Dane. c. 1959
Expert Advice Great Dane History: The Apollo of the Dogs
Apollo, the Greek god of sunlight, music, and poetry, was credited with a bright, shining countenance of great beauty. At the reins of his fiery chariot, Apollo drove across the sky, bringing the life-giv­ing warmth of the sun. Fittingly, the tall and handsome Great Dane is called “the Apollo of dogs,” with a gentle [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/great-dane-history-the-apollo-of-the-dogs/ | September 25, 2018
Expert Advice 8 Things to Know About Great Danes
They’re certainly great, but did you know they’re not Danish? Dogs resembling Great Danes appear as far back as ancient Egyptian carvings, but the modern Great Dane was actually bred in Germany in the 1800s as a boar-hunting beast. Today, these gentle giants make beloved family pets.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/8-facts-about-great-danes/ | September 25, 2018
Great Dane laying down outdoors next to her puppy.
Expert Advice Best Great Dane Names for Your Easygoing Joy of a Puppy
Great Danes are easy to spot—thanks to their physical magnitude—and quite easy to live with too, despite their large stature. The breed is known to be friendly, patient, and dependable. They are gentle giants who get along well with kids and are loyal and lovable pets all around. However, their large size and [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/great-dane-names/ | September 25, 2018
Press Releases Release of Marmaduke Prompts AKC to Remind Potential Dog Owners Not to Get Starstruck
  With Great Danes set to take center stage in the release of "Marmaduke," the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) and the Great Dane Club of America would like to remind moviegoers about the importance of making wise, educated decisions when it comes to adding a dog to the home. "The Great Dane Club [...]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/release-of-marmaduke-prompts-akc-to-remind-potential-dog-owners-not-to/ | September 25, 2018
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Expert Advice Ask Our Trainers: How Can I Stop My Dog From Chewing Things Around the House?
Cynthia S. writes, "My adult Great Dane has been exhibiting a few behavior problems. She's chewing things around the house that are not edible, but only does it when we are gone. She's great at playing outside unleashed until it's time to come in, then she takes off running and I have to chase her [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-stop-a-dog-from-chewing/ | September 25, 2018
Expert Advice Award-Winning Service Dog Helps 11-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gain Independence
A Great Dane named George who is a service dog for 11-year-old Bella Burton is one of five recipients for this year's AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence, which honors dogs that have had a significant impact on their owners and communities. Bella, who suffers from the genetic disorder Morquio syndrome, received George [...]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/great-dane-service-dog-helps-girl/ | September 25, 2018
Millie catching a toy midair in the sport of dock diving.
Expert Advice Millie, the Great Dane, Dock Dives for the Joy of It All
Diving Dog Millie is a 4-year-old brindle Great Dane who has jumped 24.5 feet in Diving Dogs, and is competing at the Diving Dogs Challenge airing on April 9, 2023, on ESPN2.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/millie-great-dane-diving-dogs/ | September 25, 2018

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