Great Danes are notorious for their size. These big guys can’t help but turn heads at the dog park, on the street, or wherever else you choose to show them off. But, like all dogs, Great Danes come from humble (and adorable!) beginnings. Great Dane puppies are just as sweet, cuddly, and rolly-polly as any other breed. And from their smallest to their tallest moments, Great Danes need someone with a great heart in order to get the proper care they need.
Personality Of Great Dane Puppies
The most important factor when puppy hunting is to make sure a dog’s personality meshes well with your own. If his needs don’t fit with your lifestyle, it’s going to be a lot harder for your Great Dane puppy to thrive. Here are some general character traits for Great Dane puppies and adults that you should be aware of:
Gentle and protective – Great Danes are generally gentle and affectionate by nature, but they can sometimes show their tough side when they feel the need to protect their family.
Size hazard – Even from a young age, Great Dane puppies can knock a toddler over. If you do have small children in the family it’s important to train Great Dane puppies to play carefully.
Fenced yard – Great Danes love exploring and running so if you have a yard for them to play in, a fence is a must to keep your pup safe. Great Dane puppies also enjoy digging, so you may want to keep that in mind when it comes to outside play.
Indoor dog – Great Dane puppies are extremely loving and sensitive and thrive best when allowed inside with the family. While dog-proofing the house may be a daunting task for such a big dog, it’s an important step for Great Dane care. (1)