Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Great Dane Dogs, "Scientific name for Great Dane Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". If you have been an avid cartoon watcher, then you will surely know about one of the most famous Great Dane Dogs in the world of cartoons. I am talking about the wonderfully funny and lovably foolish Scooby Doo, who along with Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, investigates spooky incidents. We all loved this wonderful chocolate brown doggie without knowing much about his true breed- the Great Dane Dog. Other than Scooby, good old Astro of the Jetsons family is also an example of a Great Dane Dog. But what is a Great Dane Dog? Here is a detailed and better introduction to Great Dane Dog.
Great Dane Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Great Dane Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Great Dane Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Great Dane Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Great Dane Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Appearance And Looks
To begin with, the Great Dane Dog is the kind of dog who would instantly catch your attention. This is because of its sheer length and height. Yes, the Great Dane Dog is proven to be one of the tallest dogs ever. To be recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club the minimum height of the male Great Dane Dog is 30 inches (76.2 cm) to the shoulders and 28 (31 cm) for the female. The average height of the male Great Dane Dog to the shoulders is 30 to 34 inches (76.2 to 86.3 cm) and the females 28 to 32 inches (71 to 81.3 cm), thus lending them a distinctive appearance over all the other dog breeds. These are some standard height requirements.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Great Dane Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Great Dane Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Great Dane puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Great Dane Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Great Dane Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Great Dane Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Weight And Coats
When it comes to weight, the average weight of the male Great Dane Dog is 120 to 200 pounds (54.4 to 90.7 kg) and the average weight of the female Great Dane Dog is 100 to 130 pounds (45.3 to 58.9 kg). Lookswise, the Great Dane Dog is typically distinguished with high, thick shoulders and a straight, slender yet nimble back. The Great Dane Dog have a square face with drooping ears and their coat is usually devoid of fur and distinguished more by muscle and bone. The usual coats will be fawn, black and harlequin, which is like the coat of a Dalmatian. On the other hand, some rare Great Dane Dogs also have a coat called Brindle, which is striped.
Mood and Qualities
For those, who are die hard Scooby Doo fans, it comes as no surprise that the Great Dane Dog is actually quite a gentle and friendly creature. This is in stark contradiction to the general assumption that a Great Dane Dog as lean and mean-looking as a Great Dane Dog will be fierce in nature. They are generally dogs to be domesticated and pampered. The little Great Dane Dog puppies make for great lapdogs and they love to be petted and caressed as well. The Great Dane Dog are nevertheless good watchdogs and they also remain to be highly active, loving and useful. However, a slight change in their environment can make the Great Dane Dog angry.
If you notice some of the Egyptian hieroglyphs and relics quite closely, you can find much evidence of the Great Dane Dog’s existence in those times. Then, there are reports of boarhounds of extraordinary size and strength, found in Greece, whose facial features resemble the modern day Great Dane Dog. Typically, there have been accounts and ballads centering on Hunting Dogs which have been endowed with features similar to those of the Great Dane Dog. Then, after a time, its image changed and the Great Dane Dog was imported from Germany to become a dog of whole of America.
If purchasing a Great Dane Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Great Dane Dog belongs to the Working Group and in 1887 was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Great Dane Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Great Dane Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Great Dane Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Great Dane Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Great Dane Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Great Dane Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Because of the Great Dane Dog size there my be some health issues, such as Heart Disease, Bone Cancer, Gastric Torsion, Wobbler's Disease, Bloating, osteosarcoma, HOD (hypertrophic osteodystrophy or swollen in the joints), cataracts, cherry eye, autoimmune issues and Canine Hip Dysplasia.
Great Dane Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.