Great Danes are beautiful gentle giants. They are simply not aware of their size...they think they are petite and will try to curl up on your lap or lean into you for affection at any opportunity. With a maximum body weight of 90 kg, this might turn out to be rather uncomfortable!
Despite their size, they are couch potatoes who do well in an apartment. After they have had their daily exercise they like to just lounge around all day, preferably cuddled up with their family.
Great Danes are gentle with children and love a good game. They demand affection throughout the day by nudging you with their big wet nose or just leaning into you to get a chest rub.
They are protective of their family and can scare strangers away with their sheer size and very deep bark from the chest.
The only downside we can see in owning this wonderful breed is their short life span.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||6-8 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||High|