Even people with zero dog knowledge know a Great Dane when they see one. Standing as high as 32 inches at the shoulder, Danes tower over most other dogs—and when standing on their hind legs, they’re taller than many people. Giant-sized and immensely strong, Danes nevertheless are the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen. The coat comes in different colors and patterns, perhaps the best-known being the black-and-white patchwork pattern known as “harlequin.”
Personality: Friendly, patient, & dependable.
Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Sedate, easygoing dogs, Danes enjoy a good walk two or three times daily.
Good with Children: Better with Supervision
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Trainability: Eager To Please
Height: 30-34 inches (male), 28-32 inches (female)
Weight: 120-200 pounds (male), 99-130 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 6-8 years
Barking Level: Barks When Necessary