Blue Great Dane

The blue Great Dane is believed to be among the tallest dog breeds that are also very muscular, elegant and which also look very powerful. The male version grows to a nice height of between thirty and thirty-four inches and will weigh between fifty-four to seventy-two kilograms. The females are not so big and stand at between twenty-eight and thirty-two inches while they weigh in at between forty-five to fifty-nine kilograms.

Needs To Be Trained Very Early

The blue great Dane is big and so the first thing you need to do after bringing him home is to get started with training him, especially when there are kids in your home. Without proper training the blue Great Dane might frighten your kids and even do something to hurt them. So, the first thing that you must do is to teach your blue Great Dane how to sit and also to stay and of course you have to wean him off the habit of jumping on to other people.

Of course, training the blue Great Dane is quite difficult as well because this dog breed is not so inclined to be told what to do. Therefore, it pays to start their training while they are still very young.

The coat of the blue Great Dane is generally very short and also very shiny and because he is such a large sized animal it is not recommended to bathe him more often than is absolutely necessary though he should be groomed and brushed as often as is possible.

Contrary to popular conception it is not always necessary that his owner must own or live in a big house in order to keep their blue Great Dane happy. The simple truth is that the blue Great Dane is a very adaptable sort of dog breed that can, as long as he is given enough space and time, live happily even in smaller sized homes – including apartments.

You should be careful about ensuring the proper health of your blue Great Dane and so you need to be on the lookout for common health concerns such as hip dysplasia as too heart problems that are often caused by his genetic makeup and in addition he suffers from tumors and also from tail injuries.

Another feature to owning the blue Great Dane is that he is a dog breed that has a short lifespan and often whenever he develops a bloat he can easily die at a young age because of suffering from this disease.

The blue Great Dane is a noble creature and is known for his regal nature and also for his robustness and powerful frame. In fact, he is a gentle giant that is kind hearted, dignified and possesses a sweet as well as affectionate temperament and he is quite playful as well as patient when among children. He loves everybody and also likes to be around human company.

Perhaps because of his large size and imposing build the blue great Dane does not feel intimidated by others and maybe this is why he does not bark too much and in fact only rarely will be become aggressive and if he does become aggressive it is only because of certain circumstances. He is also known for his dependability and steady nature and he is very loyal and brave and makes an excellent watchdog.

The average life expectancy of the blue great Dane is generally less than ten years though in certain conditions he might live to be between twelve and thirteen years. Of course, you have to give him plenty of exercise to ensure that he remains happy and so must be taken for long walks on a daily basis.

The history of the blue great Dane goes back a long way in time and as a matter of fact this dog breed also does not have any Danish origins and he is actually more closely associated with European countries such as Spain and England and of course with Ireland where he was crossbred with the Irish greyhound.

According to the AKC standard, the blue Great Dane should have a color that is perfect steel blue and there should not in fact be any white colored markings on the chest or on the toes as these are considered as faults in the breed. At the very least, both parents of a blue Great Dane should have the regressive blue gene in order to give birth to the perfect blue Great Dane.

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