July 14, 2008

How much do pit bulls and great danes cost? And what type of dog food do they eat?

Are they good with children?

Cost depends on many things.

Good with children depends on many things, including the behavior of the children.

Feed any dog decent dog food, including raw. The nutritional requirements between breeds do not differ much.

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February 8, 2006

zachredcat @ 7:22 am

$10.00 yes
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Skyler @ 7:23 am

depends if they are full-blooded and they will eat any kind of dog food
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dogger @ 7:29 am

Cost depends on many things.

Good with children depends on many things, including the behavior of the children.

Feed any dog decent dog food, including raw. The nutritional requirements between breeds do not differ much.
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CF_ @ 7:31 am

you can get these dogs for any price range depending on who from - quality registered dogs will be more costly
food - Great Danes require very specific diet as they are large breed dogs - the main thing with large breed dogs is that you want to slow the growth down so there is less stress on the joints - regular puppy food does the opposite and you will have a dog with joint deformities or pains.
Select a good quality LARGE BREED DOG or PUPPY food (good quality foods are sold in pet supply stores but not all foods they sell are good quality)
PIT BULLS can be good with kids - the risk of them biting is no different than the risk of another dog biting EXCEPT that once they do bite - it is VERY strong and the DO NOT let go.
I would not take a chance with a pit bull -unfortunately too many irreputable breeders creating more and more aggressive dogs.
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angela_mac97 @ 7:37 am

I own a great dane and they usually run anywhere from $500-$2000, depending on the blood line and the color. Great Danes get very large, so make sure you are preparred. Max is 2 years old and weighs 170 pounds. He stands from floor to shoulder(not head) about 33 inches. I'm 5ft4in, and he can stand still and lick my face. His back is at my waste. If you plan on having a pet only, you could get a CKC registered which is cheaper, but you don't know what you're getting-ususally $300-$500. If you want to show(which is what I do), you need AKC registered. Great danes are not dogs to be kept outside all the time. Their hair is as short as a chich.., so they can freeze to death outside in the winter, or have a heat stroke in the summer. They are also known for bloat, which is when their stomach flips-it is rare they survive the $2000 surgery. Their lifespan is about 8-10 years. Also, you need to be prepared to pay for and take an obedience class. Could you imagine not having control of a dog that weighs 170 pounds and stands literally as tall as an 8 year old? Great danes are very people friendly though, and kid friendly. And, mine gets along with everything. We have an OES, ferrets, rabbits, cats and he never once has snapped. They don't eat as much as people think. It just cost more to get the dog food because you need large breed formula. If you get one from a puppy, you need to feed it large breeed puppy until it is 1 year old, or else it can have joint problems. You would also need to choose the color of dane. They come in fawn (brown), black, blue, or harlequin (white with black spots), or boston(looks like giant boston terrier). They also have a color called merle, which is not show quality and in my opinion means the people bred two wrong colors together. They usually turn out like a light gray or brown, with spots or patches on them. Merles are usually the least expensive and can't be shown in the ring. Hope that helps!
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Lisa @ 7:52 am

i think what you should do is look each breed up on the internet and look at their personalities,how much excersise they need etc.and that might help you decide.especialy with pitbulls,their wonderful loving dogs,but you still need to know how to handle them,they are very strong.and some are territorial with other dogs. before you make a choice you need to do alot of research on both dogs. because alot of times people get a dog not realizing that each breed needs to be handled differently and that breed isnt what they expected so they take it to the pound. just make sure you know what your getting. both dogs are a wonderful breed. just thing about how old my kids are,how much time can i devote to the dog,how much money can i spend a week in food,can i be the dominating type….and then check the breeds info. but both pitbulls and great danes are wonderful dogs and dont let anyone tell you diff. its the owner not the dog
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stablehand9 @ 9:17 am

it depends on wher you get it from!
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pitbulls4lfe @ 9:52 am

It depends on what bloodline you get and what color. I have had up to 13 pits at once but it got to hard so I had to find them good homes. If you get pits let me give you a word of advice, do not own two males. You can have a male and female though. I have one pit now. He is very protective over me. If another male dog gets close he gets very mad and growls. As far as children and other people he loves them. It all depends on how you raise you dog. Mine is very spoiled. He sleeps in the bed and he is only outside to play and use the bathroom. He tries to sit in my lap not realizing he is to big. He will go up to anyone and try to make them pet him. Pitbulls are wonderful dogs. They are very loyal. I will always own one.
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