There are dozens of Great Dane rescue organizations in the United States. All-about-great-danes.com lists the nation's Great Dane rescues by state. Most states have at least one Great Dane rescue.
Great Danes of all ages are available for adoption online at GreatDaneRescueInc.com and AdoptaPet.com. AdoptaPet.com provides a list of Great Dane rescue organizations throughout the United States, and some of the groups have puppies. The website also has information people should consider before ad
According to Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, a Great Dane, on average, lives between seven and 10 years. However, some live until age 13 or 14.
The six main types of Great Danes are black, blue, harlequin, mantle, fawn and brindle. Harlequin Great Danes are white with black patches, and mantle Great Danes are black and white with solid black torsos.
A Great Dane likes spending time with their owner and soon becomes a member of the family. By making sure your Great Dane gets exercise and is fed appropriately, you can ensure his mental and physical well-being.
Many factors, including breeder history, bloodline and color, contribute to the cost of a great Dane puppy. Average prices range anywhere from $700 to $3,000, although puppies can be purchased from shelters for less than $300.
An American Great Dane is actually a German breed of dog whose origin dates back to the Middle Ages. It is one of the giant working dogs, often used in hunting and as a guardian, and is one of the tallest breeds, according Animal Planet.
The Great Dane was bred by German hunters to primarily hunt wild boar. Eventually, the breed was also used to hunt bear and deer. The Great Dane was originally a cross between an Irish Wolfhound and an Old English Mastiff.
The owner of a Great Dane puppy must make behavior training a priority because of how large the dog becomes. A Great Dane that has not been well trained as a puppy eventually becomes impossible to control as an adult.
Great Danes have gentle personalities. They are intelligent animals that possess bravery and tenacity. Great Danes are affectionate animals that display loyalty to owners and family members, and they have a protective nature.