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  • After a lot of research we decided that the Great Dane was the best dog for us
  • We have not run into the issue ourselves but we know plenty of people who have
  • To remedy this problem, feed them up high
  • I think the recommendation by Dane breeders is to feed them Eagle Brand dog food for Giant Breeds (NOT large breeds, there is a difference)
  • There are some wonderful websites that I recommend BEFORE committing yourself to a Dane

    • by Charlie
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      When I got married, we decided to get a dog. After a lot of research we decided that the Great Dane was the best dog for us. We were not wrong!

      They are very large and we seem to have a very large one in the very large category but that suits us just fine. They are strictly and I do mean strictly indoor dogs! So if you get a Great Dane, there is no compromising on that. They do not have the ability to keep their temperature and will surely die from too much heat or too much cold. So plan on keeping them indoors except to potty. They are known as the “apartment dog”.

      They are quiet and sleep a lot. We have found that to be true as well.


      They do not require a lot of exercise. We do take ours out for about 30 minutes a day but that is all he needs but that is him. Some need more some need less. It all depends on your Dane.

      As far as health problems. Bloat seems to be the biggest issue. We have not run into the issue ourselves but we know plenty of people who have. It is usually deadly and very expensive to try to fix. To remedy this problem, feed them up high. We have our Dane at a 3ft stand for food and water.

      He cannot (he doesn’t anyway) exercise for 45 minutes before or after he eats, and he is fed 3-4 times a day. As puppies, they cannot have too much protein so you ...


      • will need to find special food. If they get too much protein, they gorw too fast and will get serious irrepairable leg problems. Please do research! We have our Dane on Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato which is available at most Vets or at PetCo. It is about $40 for a 30lbs. bag.

        That will last us about a week and half but he is not a big eater. So plan on spending at least $40 a week in food for your Dane. I think the recommendation by Dane breeders is to feed them Eagle Brand dog food for Giant Breeds (NOT large breeds, there is a difference). But again, do your research, please! These dogs are not to be taken lightly. They cannot be just stuck in a backyard, left

        alone all day, or left in kennels for hours on end. They are sweet, loving, very sensitive dogs.

        Our dog is so sensitive that even the wrong tone and he will go put himself in “time out”. So you have to really be careful what and how you say things to these dogs. There are some wonderful websites that I recommend BEFORE committing yourself to a Dane. http://www. danesonline. com http://leansnslobbers.

        proboards92. com/index. cgi http://www. gentlegiantnews. com/ Rescue is wonderful. We have a rescue and he is the best dog I could ever imagine.

        Please do your research though. The website http://www. gentlegiantnews. com/ has some wonderful information about the best known rescue out there. It is not all it is cracked up to be and rescuing from there can be a terrible nightmare!

        So please go there first before you get into rescuing a Great Dane.




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