Great Danes weigh a minimum of 100 pounds and hold the record as the tallest dog breed. Zeus, the world record holder, measured nearly four feet from paw to shoulder. Even though the size can be a bit much for some people, this breed is friendly and affectionate. They are known as gentle giants despite enjoying rough housing with their owners. Great Danes can be a bit aggressive around other dogs, but with the proper training and the right environment, they can learn to get along with others.
Great Danes stand between 32 and 36 inches and weigh between 140 to 180 pounds (110 to 140 for females). They do not reach full maturity until they are two years old. Great Danes have a life span of 7 – 10 years and consume 8 – 12 cups of dry food per day. Anyone who owns this breed needs to be prepared for the amount of food that is required. We also recommend a training program for your dog, so you can easlily handle your dog as it grows.
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