Marbled Dog: breed features


Dog lovers are different. Some need just friends around, even if they do not have famous, high-breed ancestors, but they have a harmful character or not quite comfortable habits. Such people often take to the house of ordinary, but very cute mongrels. Others are looking for a replacement for their children's toys - and give birth to "pocket-sized" dogs, which can only psychologically support the owner (which, in fact, he needs). Still others seek to assert themselves even through animals - and buy fighting dogs for themselves, and from the best producers.

However, among the abundance of a dog tribe are such representatives of it, which do not fit into any of the listed categories. They are self-sufficient, they are filled with a consciousness of their own importance and cannot be either toys or instruments for reducing complexes. And among these dogs, the very first is the Great Dane.

Origin and Purpose

Actually, as everyone knows, “dog” in English is a dog. That is, if you think logically, there are no other dogs, except dogs. Quite a royal approach. But even among those rocks that bear this proud name, there is an aristocratic hierarchy. And the royal dog among them - the coolest and most important.

According to the basic version, this breed originates from the Molossi dogs, which were bred in the times of Ancient Rome. According to some reports, they were then used to track down and harass runaway slaves. In the dark Middle Ages, the ancestors of the current dogs excitedly hunted wild boars, bullned them, and they also acted as bodyguards.

Times have changed. Together with them, the character of these dogs and their modern name changed. Now the Great Dane is better known as German.

Notable ancestors

Molossy - not the only ones who marked the formation of the breed. At the very beginning were Asian dog fighters. And if to be scrupulous, you can find information that in those days the common branch was divided into two side. One was a schoolboy, it was released on a large animal in baiting, it did not differ in its large size and did not differ much with other hunting dogs. The other branch, uniting much more massive individuals, was used mainly in protection. From this line and went to the breed of the Great Dane. To develop the necessary qualities, the original branch was crossed with greyhounds - the fastest dogs in the world, so that the bodyguard would acquire the characteristics of greyhounds.

The success of living together - in education

In the modern world, a dog, the Great Dane (he is German), acquired all the qualities necessary for present survival, but did not lose those thanks to which she gained her historical position. The main thing in this breed is the ability to get along with almost any normal person. But! If you want to be not a service staff, but at least an equal participant in the relationship - be able to prove it to the dog.

Let's start with the fact that the Great Dane is a proud animal, so you should beat and scold him only in cases when he is really guilty. Otherwise, the dog may consider you unfair (read - abnormal) master and will continue to be ignored as incapable. A more reproachful tone and confidence will work even when the puppy is naughty. In this case, remember: if you give up the slack, and the dog does not recognize you - you will not wait for a comfortable existence, there will be a constant silent war for superiority.

Educational rules

Like any other breed of dog, the Great Dane has its own peculiarities in education. The common rule is not to beat the animal with your hand - if you, of course, want it to love you, and not be afraid, not understanding your actions. Hands should remain a symbol of peace, affection and comfort. If you punish with your palm, you run the risk that the sick dog will bite you when you want to calm it down.

Under the same nationwide ban, punishment remains at the site of the animal. If it is already hidden on its bedding, then it is all realized. A "house" should even be a dog.

It is necessary to slap - well, your dog was guilty, it happens - do it strongly, but once. To beat is the lot of executioners. Your anger or chagrin will work much harder.

And most importantly: education begins with the appearance of a puppy in your home. Let him still silly - check "for slack" will be regularly. Want to have an intelligent creature in your house instead of a home gangster - educate!

Character must be considered

Great help in the education has the character of the most German (royal) mastiff. First of all, he is patient. Even if something is not clear to the dog (for example, why it is impossible to chew on the master's slippers), she will wait and try to understand why this is prohibited. This quality is very useful if there are children in the family. Their royal dog will endure for a very long time - and without tragic consequences. However, this dog is stubborn and rather arrogant. So if your views on some of the everyday characteristics of coexistence do not coincide, you will have to look for a compromise. Agree, the "king" is entitled to their opinion.

And how healthy are these animals?

Although the Great Dane lives not too long (however, like the other large dogs), it is distinguished by quite good health. If a puppy does not have dysplasia of the hip joints (these are usually rejected, but suddenly you have been caught by an unfair breeder), then you will not be able to bring you any childhood illnesses. It happens that these dogs get puffy, but here you just need to follow the diet. Glaucoma, which sometimes happens, is usually also associated with malnutrition. With age, dogs can get a variety of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, a little more often than other breeds, fade away, but in general - completely problem-free animals. And most importantly - the Great Dane (photo attached) - a very calm, located to the children and not shrill dog. For the absence of “idleness” of these beauties, dog lovers are especially respected.

Marble Dog

Photographs of dogs of this breed are an adornment of not only animal magazines, but also many others. They are of enormous size, and the color of wool is compared with the color of the moon. Dog marble - an indicator of high status of the owner, indicating wealth. It is widely believed that this is an independent breed, because it has a very specific color. However, dog experts have identified them to the breed of the Great Dane Harlequin.
If judged only by the name of the species, the dog is presented with the corresponding coat color. The animal has a pure white color (without the appearance of cream and bluish tones) with small black spots that have uneven edges. If the black spots are very large, then the dog should already be attributed to black dogs. Great Dane porcelain dogs have tiger spots, brown, blue or other shades. Gray-marble color is distinguished by the presence of spots of blue or gray. Dogos albinos have a pure white color, as a rule, they are deprived of hearing from birth. This breed of dogs is distinguished by special intelligence.

Great Dane nicknamed Giant George died in the USA

In Tucson, Arizona, one of the world's largest dogs, the Great Dane, named Giant George, died. On this October 24, on Thursday, writes The Daily Telegraph.

The animal was seven years old. According to the owners of the dog, death occurred one month before George’s eighth birthday. What caused the death of the dog is not specified. Also there is no information about the date and place of the funeral of George.

Giant George was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest dog in the world in 2010. The height of the animal at the withers, according to measurements taken by experts, was 110 centimeters. The weight of the animal was 111 kilograms.

As the owners told George, because of the large size of their pet, it was difficult to walk and run around the grounds for dogs of standard sizes, but the lack of communication with relatives did not prevent him from leading an active lifestyle. George attended various TV shows, participated in charity events.

The current owner of the title of the largest dog on the planet is a dog named Zeus, who lives in Michigan. Its height is about 111 centimeters. Zeus was born in November 2008.

Living conditions for mastiff

The breed was obtained for protection. Therefore, for the kindness of these dogs lies guard instinct. Owners of this wonderful breed's pet should know how to introduce him to his family. It is important to do it correctly, so that there are no difficulties in communication between them. Mastiffs love children, which makes their breed family. They are fearless creatures, but with all this non-aggressive. Well trained, thanks to a developed mind and a desire to serve. Dog breeders around the world are attracted to the mastiff. Breed description indicates good nature and loyalty.
The dog will be well in a country house, in extreme cases - a large apartment. It is impossible to live all the time in a kennel, because there are sharp fluctuations in temperature and other adverse weather conditions. The breeder should regularly keep the dog in shape so that it does not accumulate fat.

Breed characteristic

Great German dogs are very kind and gentle. Devotedly serve the owner, responsive to his whole family. Marble loves to communicate, he is not alone in his solitude. However, he sometimes shows his temper and stubbornness. If you have a small experience of dog breeding, then such a pet should not be started.
It must be remembered that the Great Dane needs a lot of attention. He can dirty himself, slobber everything, make noise and do dirty tricks. Walking the dog should be in very large areas, where it can run, not frightening passers-by. Dogs get along well with children, they find a common language. The only catch is their growth.

Breed description

• Dog has a wide rectangular snout.
• The jaw is well developed.
• Black nose is quite expressive.
• The build is dense and muscular.
• Triangular ears hang.
• The eyes are usually brown, very rarely blue.
Great Dane can be white, black, blue, fawn, brindle and marble color. The latter have the largest growth. The dog has a marble color black spots are small and arranged randomly on a white background. The black king dog has a black body with rare white patches.


Difficulties in caring for a pet should not arise, but you need to regularly scratch it with a brush or a special mitten with rubber. The large size of the dog tends to use dry shampoo for washing, as you can get injured while washing off the foam.
The Great Dane is a pretty smart animal. But to begin his training is as early as possible. If time does not teach the dog elementary things, then in the future it will cause difficulties with the content and training. It is customary to call this breed marble dog. Another name is royal or brindle.
Start raising a puppy is right after its purchase. Physical punishment and abuse cannot be applied to a dog, because such methods will make its character difficult. With a dog you should do the same as with a child. If something cannot be done to him, then it is worthwhile to provide a worthy alternative.

Marbled dog lives about seven and a half years. To maintain health requires careful monitoring, especially for the gastrointestinal tract. The digestive system is a weak point in such dogs. After feeding, you need to protect your pet from physical exertion for at least forty minutes. Regular visits to the veterinarian and an adequate response to health problems of the dog is the key to his health and your joy for many years.

History of origin

Since ancient times, already from the XIV century, mentions of the Great Dane breed begin. Then the dogs did not carry this name, but were named differently in each country. There is no consensus about their appearance on the territory of Europe, but most dog handlers think that this happened due to the fact that navigators brought dogs of this breed to the continent from distant islands.

Since then much water has flowed under the bridge, and the German Great Dane acquired its current type of dog only in 1880, when the breed was officially recognized. After this and until today, the breed standard has undergone some changes. As a result of a long and painstaking selection work, a modern dog was bred, with many admirers all over the world.

Colors of the Great Dane

You are probably already wondering what colors are characteristic of the Great Dane? Dogs are equally good and dark and light, and the breed standard recommends the following colors:

  1. Marble great dane, he's white, he's a harlequin. These dogs are characterized by white coat, which is evenly distributed, all over the body are black specks of various sizes with torn edges.
  2. Brindle color looks very impressive - on a red background in a chaotic manner are gray-black stripes.
  3. Blue Great Dane looks great. His wool is more like gray and only at the right angle has a blue tide.
  4. Auburn (fawn) is the same brindle, but without stripes.
  5. Black Great Dane, like blue, can be completely colored or have small white spots on the chest and toes.

Character breed Great Dane

The breeders of these clever and surprisingly peace-loving animals will agree that the Great Dane and children are the most inseparable friends. Despite its size and considerable weight, the dog, being next to the defenseless baby, gently takes care of him and never hurts. But playing with adults can be embarrassing - not realizing his strength, a dog in joy can easily knock down a person.

Important! Extremely positive traits of character can be expected only in purebred individuals, while crossbreeding with other dogs gives puppies, with a weakened psyche. Such dogs can subsequently grow both aggressive and cowardly.

Great Dane Training

Great Dane, which performs not only the role of a companion, but also a bodyguard is rarely trained to protect the owner. These dogs are peaceful, and it is quite difficult to develop aggression in them, and it is not necessary - for this there are other breeds. This breed of dogs requires only passing the general course of training, which includes:

  • training commands to sit, lay, seat, next, voice, come to me, give, forward, barrier, fu, cannot
  • Item sorting
  • schooling collar and leash, muzzle,
  • training the dog to quietly carry over the inspection of the teeth, limbs,
  • quiet attitude to the shot, loud sounds.

Important! Great Dane is a great trainer if you start it on time. The first exercises need to start at the age of two months. Responsible attitude to the education of your pet, you can grow an excellent socially-adapted and controlled dog.

Care and maintenance

It has been proven that taking care of this large dog representative is not at all difficult, as some people mistakenly think. A dog will be enough a couple of long and active walks per day to feel happy and not to destroy everything around in the apartment. By the way, about this great news - the Great Dane can quite live in a small room, since it does not take up much space. Having walked, he curls up in his place and does not interfere with the household.

In order to have the pleasure of communicating with such a dog will require a little:

  • collar,
  • leash
  • muzzle,
  • two bowls
  • bedding
  • hairbrush,
  • shampoo for dogs.

With this simple arsenal, you can begin to look for breeders of this breed. By the way, the best age for a baby to move to a new home is 2 months.

Health Breed German Great Dane

It is regrettable, but such beautiful and graceful dogs, like the Great Dane, have health problems, and live only 7-9 years. In order not to expose your pet to unnecessary dangers, it is important to give him preventive vaccinations in time. An adult dog is made once a year at the same time.

Among the diseases often occur:

  1. Abdominal distention, which often leads to death. This happens when, after a full meal, the dog begins to move actively. The structure of the stomach provokes a blockage of the intestines (turning of the stomach) and gases, accumulating inside, impede motility. That is why it is so important for a pet to rest after eating for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Worms also plague these dogs. They are especially dangerous for puppies. Already from three weeks of age, you can begin regular prevention of parasites.
  3. Problems with joints and spine in this breed are not uncommon. Most often deformed cervical and lumbar, especially in older dogs. Puppies can develop congenital dysplasia.
  4. Some are prone to eyelids. Это бывает при так называемом «сыром» строении черепа – слабости и рыхлости мышц как на теле, та и на морде.
  5. Окрас также несет в себе потенциальную опасность, точнее, гены, заложенные в некоторых их них. Хозяева голубых догов должны быть готовы к тому, что их любимец может иметь проблемы с иммунной системой. Мраморные же представители породы часто страдают бесплодием, глухотой и слепотой.

Important! The owners, who have decided to sterilize the bitch, should know that after the operation she is threatened with urinary incontinence and this is incurable.

What to feed

Such large size dogs suggest the idea of ​​a large amount of food consumed by it. So, the owner, buying a puppy, must understand what he is going for, because now the budget should be allocated for one more family member.

In order to maintain healthy ligaments and muscles in proper condition, one should take care of a complete feed, which, in addition to the correct ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, should be rich in vitamins and trace elements necessary for the dog. Without this complex, a Great Dane will look painful and its life span will decrease dramatically.

To combine the entire set of substances necessary for a dog, on natural food is very difficult. It is much easier to feed ready dry food. On the package must be an indication that the food contains important for these dogs chondroprotector - a substance that promotes the proper formation and operation of the joints. Such as Eminent Adult Large Breed or Happy dog.

The diet of puppies, adolescents and adult dogs is different, so you should buy food that is age appropriate.

Important! Dry dog ​​food should be of very high quality, not lower than premium.

The second feeding option is natural. Feed your puppy at regular intervals. From two to eight months, you should limit the fats in the diet, replacing them with proteins, this is necessary so that the dog does not gain weight very quickly, because this increases the load on the joints and they can form incorrectly.

Puppies should be given:

  • fermented milk products (cottage cheese, whey, low-fat kefir),
  • cereals (rice, oatmeal, corn, buckwheat,
  • beef carcasses and meat trimming,
  • omelet from egg yolks (quail, chicken),
  • sea ​​fish without skin and bones (if not allergic),
  • boiled and fresh vegetables (carrots, beets, paprika, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes).

As soon as the puppy acquires the official status of an adult dog, its diet will be mainly vegetables, meat and cereals. Calcium-containing products, fish and eggs can be given only once a week.

Great Dane Video

Do you agree that before you buy a puppy, you should learn as much as possible about the breed, its features, pros and cons? Then this video is for you:

Reviews about breed Great Dane

Valery: “My Archie surprised me from the first months. I have never seen a dog grow so fast. During the day his weight increased by 500 grams and at 8 he already weighed 50 kg. Of course, in order for my baby to put on weight well, I did my best to develop his menu. I grew up just a chic dog, to the envy of others. "

Alevtina: “I used to have a shepherd dog, which I thought was an ideal dog, but after my Gretta came to me (Blue German Dane), I completely changed my opinion. This dog is not noisy, not so nimble and active as a shepherd (and this is very important in my employment). In addition, the dogs are very intelligent, have a calm disposition, are not at all aggressive. So do not listen to negative reviews, because Great Danes are the best dogs. ”

Ilya: “I never thought that I would become a dogman. But quite unexpectedly, friends gave me a marble dog. It was love at first sight. How did I live without my faithful and loyal companion before? He filled the void in my life, giving it meaning. ”

Puppy price

To become the happy owner of the Great Dane, you should choose a nursery specializing in breeding this breed. It can be expected that the price for babies will be rather big, since these dogs have their own specific nuances in breeding, which bring a lot of financial and moral trouble to breeders. All this is included in the price of dogs.

So, how much are the puppies of the Great Dane ?? The price for them is not the same for different breeders. On average, for a puppy with all the necessary documents, kennels request from 15 thousand rubles. up to 60 thousand rubles.

Great Dane Color

  • Fawn (main background from light yellow to red-gold, the presence of a black mask is welcome. White markings on the chest and fingers are acceptable, but undesirable).
  • Brindle
  • Marble (white color is covered with black spots of irregular shape).
  • Black or glossy black (white markings on the chest and fingers may be present). This also includes the "cloak" color (with black wool with large white spots on the face, neck, chest, abdomen, paws, tip of the tail, it seems that the white dog is covered with a black cloak.
  • Blue (pure light gray, no yellow, white markings on the chest and fingers are permissible)

German up character

The character of the Great Dane is a very sociable, dedicated and cheerful breed. Graceful gait, proud posture, aristocracy and intelligence are always visible from afar. Immediately visible is the king of dogs. Calm and confident, never barks for no reason.

He feels the mood of the host so precisely that it sometimes seems that he is communicating with you on a telepathic level.

She loves children, can become for them a real nurse. But given the huge size, try not to leave the child alone with the pet.

Well finds a common language with other pets, never offends small animals. He is very affectionate and friendly.

Great Dane is easy to learn, but needs a special approach. The main task of the owner to make it so that the dog with him was interesting. He will not execute commands implicitly, at first he will think whether the place is suitable for this or not.

The Great Dane needs a sufficient amount of physical activity; without a leash it is better to walk only on large open areas where there are no playgrounds and a roadway nearby. In urban conditions it is better to walk on a leash. You must understand that if you are not afraid of your pet, this does not mean that passers-by will calmly watch a huge dog running without a leash.

In the photo, the Great Dane is higher than 1 m.

Despite its large size, it is a fairly compact dog. He can be safely kept in a city apartment, provided that he has his own sofa on which he will sit and lie comfortably.

If you are a fan of the breed and you want to buy a Great Dane, first you will appreciate your opportunities, financial content, care and give her enough time. Indeed, besides a bowl of food, he needs your attention and caress.

Choose a Great Dane puppy in a proven kennel. The growth of the future giant is determined by the paws, the thicker and more powerful they are, the larger it will grow.

True, there is one sad moment, massive and tall dogs are more likely to die from heart disease.

This is a fairly healthy breed, but most of the ailments that can occur are associated with a huge size and heavy bones.

Before you make your choice and understand whether it is right for you, be sure to talk with different owners, learn the subtleties in the education and content of the Great Dane, be sure to read the information about the standard. You can look like an exhibition, see the behavior not only in the ring, but also beyond. Assess the behavior and communication with the owner, other people or dogs.

Great Dane content and education

Great Dane - baby photo in bed

For the maintenance of a Great Dane, a country house with a large garden or a fenced garden is perfect. There he will be able to walk, run, frolic, dig holes, relax in the heat of summer hiding in the shade of trees.

If you keep in a city apartment, get ready to immediately allocate one room and a sofa for him to rest. Do not allow to sleep constantly on a hard bed, it is prone to the appearance of corns on the elbows and bald areas. The room must be regularly ventilated, doing wet cleaning. Walking the dog 2 times a day, 1-1.5 hours.

Indoors, he is calm and sedentary, but once on the street, he becomes active and playful. Restrict puppy dog ​​in physical activity, do not allow walking on the steps, do not allow to jump from the sofa and high surfaces. During the period of active growth and maturation, eliminate running and heavy exercises, to prevent problems in the development of joints and muscles.

Great Dane adores the owner's company, he is happy to frolic in the yard with him and his children. Needs early socialization and training. Without proper upbringing, an independent, capricious will grow, often ignoring the owner's commands. But even the most loving owner must understand, a dog of this size must, obey the commands of a man without question. Train your obedience exercises regularly with your pet.

When training, always use calm and positive methods, never beat your pet. Great Danes are very sensitive, quickly adapt to the emotions of the owner, it is easy to distinguish his approval, from indignation. With bad behavior, it is enough to say a sharp "no" so that he understands that he made a mistake. With good behavior, proper execution of commands, always praise and treat your favorite delicacy.

Great Dane can be on the street several hours a day at normal temperatures. It does not tolerate extreme heat, cold and high humidity. With sufficient physical activity and proper nutrition, they remain in good shape for a long time. At the slightest manifestation of excess weight, carefully reconsider the diet and active life.

German Dog Care

White adult German Great Dane with a threatening look - photo on the snow

Great Dane short-haired breed, sheds. The moult is moderate, seasonal 2 times a year spring - autumn. When kept indoors with dry, warm air or unhealthy diet can last the whole year.

Wool: 1 - 2 times a week to comb out with a rubber glove or brush from natural bristles. During the molting procedure is increased to 3 - 4 times a week. Regular combing will help to quickly get rid of dead hair, improve blood circulation and make a pleasant massage to your pet. Doesn't need trimming.

Bathe the Great Dane as it is polluted or 1 time per month. This size is often hard to bathe in apartment conditions, so bathing is often replaced by dry cleaning of wool. A special shampoo for dry cleaning of dogs or talc is rubbed into the wool, then well combed out. To make wool shine, you can rub it with cloth.

Muzzle after feeding wipe with a wet towel. This way you remove leftover food and drool.

Ears are checked regularly. Once a week, wipe the inside of the ear with a damp cloth, remove dust and sulfur. A healthy dog's ear has a pleasant pink color, without excess sulfur and an unpleasant smell. Having noticed redness, liquid, unpleasant smell, the dog shakes his head or rubs on the floor, be sure to ask the vet for help. Reason: allergy, ear mite, otitis, etc., but without consulting a specialist, never self-medicate.

Eyes regularly inspect a healthy eye without souring and abundant tears. You can wash it once a week or, if necessary, with a damp, lint-free soft cloth moistened with warm water or chamomile broth. Morning accumulations of tears or mucus, just cleaning the eyes from dust.

But with a strong souring, frequent tearing, reddening of the eyes, swelling of the eyelids, you should consult with a veterinarian.

To brush your teeth 1 - 2 times a week with a special toothpaste for dogs, using a toothbrush or a tip on a finger. Keep track of the condition of the gums, there should be no redness, inflammation and bleeding. For the prevention of tartar, you can include fresh tomatoes in your dog’s diet.

Claws cut with a claw cutter for large breeds 1 time per month. The claw must be in line with the pad. To teach this procedure is necessary from an early age. Many poorly tolerate haircut claws, they are afraid and nervous. As you understand, it will not be easy to cope with the nervous dog. After clipping claws, always praise your pet and be sure to treat it with a snack.

Paws after walking wipe with a damp cloth. Check regularly for cracks and damage. To prevent cracks on the paws, rub vegetable oil into them and include it in the diet of 1 part. in a day.

Ticks and fleas: regularly treat a German dog with an ectoparasite remedy.

Preparations are in a different form and, accordingly, are applied:

  • Drops ("Frontline", "Advantiks") - are applied to the area of ​​the withers 1 time per month, do not bathe for 10 days.
  • Spray - the pet is processed and its objects (bedding, the sofa on which he sleeps, blankets, etc.), after 1 - 2 hours, clean everything with a vacuum cleaner. During the period of tick activity (April - September), before walking in a forest or a park, treat the belly and limbs.
  • Collar - begins to act on the 6 - 7 day of wearing. Protection against fleas 5-6 months, from ticks no more than 1-2 months.

Fleas carry the threat of infection throughout the year, their presence causes inconvenience, constant itching, infection of combed wounds, and even infection with infectious diseases.

Ticks are very dangerous to the health and life of the Great Dane. Some of them are carriers of the most dangerous diseases, such as toxoplasmosis, hepatozoanosis, Lima borreliosis, ricketsiozi and others.

Symptoms of diseases are high body temperature (above 39 degrees), refusal to eat and drink, lethargy, drops on hind legs, reddish-brown urine.

Having noticed similar symptoms, immediately inspect for the presence of ticks. Particular attention should be paid to places with soft skin: muzzle, ears, eye area, lower neck, abdomen.

Having found a tick, do not panic, try to extract and save it (perhaps the vet will want to inspect the tick and take it for analysis), after, be sure to ask your vet for help. Remember, only a specialist will diagnose and prescribe a treatment able to preserve the health of the dog and even save lives.

How to remove a tick from the dog's skin:

  • Wear rubber gloves. A tick can be contagious to a person, so it’s better not to touch it with bare hands, and it is very dangerous to press it.
  • You will need: tweezers or a tick removal device (Tick Twister), alcohol, vegetable oil or petroleum jelly, iodine.
  • Drip on the tick with alcohol, oil or petroleum jelly, after a couple of seconds, when it loosens its grip, using tweezers or a removal device, unscrew it clockwise.
  • Treat the bite with hydrogen peroxide or iodine.

Great Dane Food

On the subject of the Great Dane's nutrition, many articles and disputes have recently been devoted. Some breeders claim that only ready-made balanced food will provide vitamins and minerals in the required amount for growth and active life. Others, on the contrary, are against any “drying”, and are fed only with natural food. In any case, whatever you choose food for your pet, follow the simple rules necessary for any feeding.

  • Never mix ready-made food and natural food in one feeding.
  • Food should be freshly prepared at room temperature.
  • There should always be enough clean water in the bowl.
  • Do not give leftovers from the table.
  • Food should be eaten in podliz. If you put a portion, and the dog did not eat in 15 -20 minutes. hiding food in the fridge until the next feeding.
  • Do not feed before walking.

Useful products for the Great Dane:

  • Raw or scalded meat (beef, turkey, rabbit, chicken)
  • Vegetables (raw, stewed, baked)
  • Fruits
  • Kashi (buckwheat, rice, oatmeal)
  • Greenery
  • 1 egg per week (give caution, there is a chance of allergies)
  • Sea fish without bones (boiled)
  • Offal
  • Dairy products (kefir, low-fat cottage cheese, yogurt)

Forbidden foods for Great Dane:

  • Fatty Meat (Pork)
  • Chocolate
  • Bakery products
  • Smoked products
  • Legumes
  • River fish
  • Seasonings
  • Spicy food
  • Pasta