Great Dane is just like Mastiff in their appearance but with a much large body size. This is the tallest dog in the world. Despite of their large size, they are extremely loving and friendly dogs. They are also known as Gentle Giants. These dogs belong to Germany and their basic demand was in hunting.
Minimum weight for this dog is around 60 KGs and for females it is around 50 KGs.
The coat is small and smooth.
There are different standard color patterns for these big dogs. These patterns include:
Fawn with black mask over face, ears, around eyes.
Brindle with fawn and black.
Plain steel blue with no white markings.
Shining black without any markings.
Harlequin, pure white base with irregular black patches.
Mantle, black and white colors, where black appears as a blanket over the body and white appears on muzzle, chest, collar, legs and tip of tail.
The ears are triangular, long and floppy.
Great Dane are no different from a typical concept of dog. They are good natured, intelligent and loving dog. They are so possessive and protective about their house and family. They are also good with kids. They can be easily house-trained. So if someone is not worried about the size, this is the perfect pet dog. They love to sit and sleep near the owners and they even try to fit in the laps of their owners regardless of their huge size.
The activity level is also low as these big dogs love to rest around the house. But daily walk is advised to keep the dog active.
These are good watch dogs, highly alert and protective. They are not easy on strangers and they could sense the danger. They don’t bark unnecessarily which is another appealing factor.
The big problem is that these big dogs are food lovers (just like many other dogs) and their presence around the dining table and constant try to reach food could be bit upsetting.