Great Dane: Personality & Health Issues
Great Dane:
This outdoors dog needs a great deal of exercise, particularly when it is a pup.  Its growing period lasts 20 months.  Checkups are essential between two and eight months.  If necessary, have the ears cropped between the ages of two and three months.  The Great Dane requires a concave cut, and splints or a cap may be necessary for several weeks after the cropping.  For a daily diet, the young Great Dane needs more food per unit of body weight than the adult dog.  Meat, rice, carrots, green vegetables, and cheese are acceptable foods.  Bathe your Great Dane several times a year.
Average Lifespan Of The Great Dane: 7-10 years.
Average Weight: 100-120lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Extra Lashes
Third Eyelid Turned In And/Or Out
Retinal Displacement (Dysplasia) In The Harlequin Dane:
A type of retinal deformation.


Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Disorders In Dogs

Mitral Valve Defects: A defect in the mitral valve can create a leakage of blood into the left atrium of the heart.  Affected dogs will have difficulties breathing, and tire quickly; they may even faint or collapse.  There is no cure for this condition, but it can be managed with a special diet, exercise restrictions, diuretics, and medication.
Great Dane
Exercise Requirements: 2/5
Affection Level: 4/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 4/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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