Great Golden Dane

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Great Golden Dane History

The Great Golden Dane is a massive canine that has a strong resemblance to the famous American Pit Bull Terrier. However, the Great Golden Dane is actually a large pure-bred version of the now extinct Old English Bulldog. The Old English Bulldog was a type of bulldog that first appeared in the 16th century in Europe. The Old English Bulldog was not recognized by the English Kennel Club until 1886. The popularity of the Old English Bulldog began to decline after World War I, and in 1931 the breed was officially recognized as being extinct.

Time of Origin

Unknown

Country of Origin

Unknown

Great Golden Dane Physical Characteristics

The Great Golden Dane is a very large, medium/large-sized breed of working or herding dog that originated in Denmark. It is very similar to the Great Dane but it tends to be larger. The Great Golden Dane has a muscular, broad-chested, yet elegant build. Its head is distinctive with a blocky skull and ears that have a rounded top and stand straight up. Its large, dark eyes are set on a wedge-shaped head. It has short hair and is white with markings, often a brindle or light fawn colored, on a white background. Its tail is very bushy and hangs down when standing.

Eye Colors

Brown

Nose Colors

Black

Coat Colors

Black, White, Blue, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 27 – 29 inches

Female Height Range: 25 – 27 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 94 – 140 lbs

Female Weight Range: 75 – 100 lbs

Great Golden Dane Health

Description of breed health.

Lifespan

8-11 yrs

Great Golden Dane Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Heart Diseases and Disorders, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Eye Diseases and Disorders

Great Golden Dane Temperament and Behaviour

The Great Golden Dane is an energetic and intelligent breed of dog. They are gentle and devoted to their owners, but can become quite headstrong. They are independent thinkers, so it is important to establish yourself as the dominant leader early on. They need plenty of mental stimulation and exercise.

Great Golden Dane Activity Requirements

Great Danes are large, strong, and muscular. They have a short, easy to care for coat, and are considered one of the best guard dog breeds. A daily walk or jog will help keep your dog healthy. They are pack dogs and do best when they have a daily routine. They may not be the most energetic of breeds, but they do enjoy some outdoor time. The Great Dane is a relatively low-energy, low maintenance, and generally healthy breed of dog. If you are an active person that enjoys the outdoors, the Great Dane could be a good match for you.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

4 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Great Golden Dane is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Great Golden Dane is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Great Golden Dane is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Great Golden Dane is part of the Unclassified group.

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