Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Great Dane Puppies: 5 Things To Look Out For When Getting Your Dog

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Anna Olson
Mar 30 ·

Adding a new member to your family is an exciting time, but choosing a new dog can also be stressful. If you’ve decided you want a Great Dane, the process can be even more daunting. Luckily, we’ve made a list of five tips to help you choose among Great Dane puppies for the one that fits your family and lifestyle.

Choosing A Great Dane Puppy

Keep in mind Great Danes can and will grow to be very large. These dogs are definitely attuned and attached to people. If you plan on leaving them alone for long periods of time, you may want to choose a different breed. If you’re still committed, know that these are gentle, loving, and naturally sweet dogs. Here are five more tips on choosing a Great Dane puppy.

1. Find a Responsible Breeder

Any breeder you choose should be following ethical breeding practices. If they require you to fill out an application before choosing a puppy, that is a great sign. It means they want their puppies to go to homes best suited for them. Look for certification from the AKC (American Kennel Club), which has rigorous requirements for breeding standards.

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2. Meet Your Puppy’s Parents

Meeting a puppy’s parents is a great way to see how your Great Dane will grow up. You will get a great idea of your puppy’s temperament, color, and overall health from their parents. Your breeder should also be able to give you any genetic health screenings they have performed. Ask your breeder whether the parent Great Danes are prone to bloat or any other health conditions.

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3. Ask For Medical Records

A responsible breeder will take puppies for their first vet checkups and vaccinations at around 6 weeks of age. They should have any records on hand for you, including the signs of any health issues in their Great Dane puppies.

4, Look For A Healthy Puppy

A healthy Great Dane puppy will be active, playful, and curious. If the puppies have been somewhat socialized, they should be able to approach you without fear. If you are looking closely at a puppy, make sure to check their eyes and noses for moisture and signs of good health. Watch how the puppies in the litter interact with each other.

5. Chat With Your Breeder

Your Great Dane breeder has been interacting with their puppies for weeks, and they know each one’s personality. You should ask them whether your chosen puppy will fit well into your lifestyle and with your family before choosing. They may suggest a different puppy based on the information you’ve given them.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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