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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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Great Dane Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Jul 20 ·

Great Danes are gentle giants, and they’ll make excellent family members. In addition, they’re friendly to everyone, including children and other pets. So, if you’re thinking about bringing home a new four-legged friend, Great Dane puppies might be a good choice to look into.

A brief overview of the Great Dane

Great Dane puppies will grow to be massive dogs. They can grow to be up to 32 inches tall and weigh up to 175 pounds. Great Danes have a short, smooth coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. These pups shed a lot but, luckily, they’re easy to groom. Puppy via…

This pooch will make a great addition to any home. They’re friendly, affectionate, loyal, and nicknamed the “gentle giant.” They love to cuddle and will make a great watchdog for their family members, especially children. However, they’ll never attack anyone. They have a loud bark to scare people, but they’re not typically vocal. 

Given their size, Great Danes will need ample room to stretch their legs. This means they’ll need a house with a fenced-in yard. They won’t do well in apartments. They have moderate energy levels but will need at least 90 minutes of exercise and playtime per day.

Your Great Dane puppy should have about three meals per day, and adults should have two meals per day of high-quality kibble. Be sure to discuss a meal plan with your vet.

Great Danes are prone to some health issues such as Bloat, bone cancer, hypothyroidism, joint problems, heart disease, and more.

If you think you’re ready to bring home a Great Dane, then let’s see where you can get one. This is Junior…

Where to find Great Dane puppies

A reputable breeder may be the way to go when it comes to finding purebreds. Do your research on breeders and shop around to find good ones. You don’t want to settle on the first breeder you find if they happen to be a backyard breeder.

You’ll know a breeder is good if they want to meet you in person and allow you to meet the litter and parents in person. They’ll know a lot about the Great Dane breed and know the dogs’ family tree and health history. In addition, they won’t let the puppies leave their mother until at least eight weeks of age. 

If you decide not to go through a breeder, you can search your local animal shelters and rescues to see if they have any purebred Great Dane puppies available. Zeus…

How much do Great Dane Puppies cost?

Should you decide to look for Great Dane puppies through a breeder, you can expect to pay $1,800 to $3,000. However, if you go through a rescue or shelter, they might be as little as $600. The average cost is around $1,000.

Preparing for a Great Dane puppy

Puppies take a lot of work, especially when you first bring them home. So, before you bring home your new furry friend, there are a few things you’ll want to do to prepare yourself, your house, and your family.

First, find a veterinarian. Make sure they’re accepting new dogs and, if so, sit down with one of the vets and get some information about Great Danes. They’ll be able to give you a good idea of the overall health of the dog breed, their dieting needs, exercise, temperament, and more. They’ll be able to help you fully prepare for your new pooch and fit you in for a vet appointment right away upon bringing the new pup home.

Next, get all of the supplies ready. Puppies need a lot, so you’ll want to make sure you have everything they need. Items you’ll need will include:

  • High-quality dog food
  • Water and food bowls
  • Grooming supplies (brush, nail clippers, wipes, etc.)
  • Travel supplies (collar, leash, harness, carrier, etc.)
  • Bed
  • Crate
  • Toys
  • Cleaning supplies (poop bags, pet-safe cleaning solutions, etc.)

And so much more! Feel free to walk up and down the aisles of your local pet store and take a look at everything in the dog section. Simon…

Finally, make sure your house is puppy-proof. Baby gates will be your friend in certain areas of the house you don’t want your pup going into. In addition, puppies teethe or may be chewers in general. Make sure wires, or out of reach, and your pooch won’t be able to grab anything irreplaceable.

Great Danes are large dogs, and, as puppies, they have big paws they haven’t grown into yet. As a result, your furry friend may be a bit clumsy, and, as they grow, they might bump into things and knock items over if it’s within reach. 

Great Dane Puppies – Bringing them home

Now that you’re prepared for your Great Dane puppy, you can bring home your new furry friend! Your new puppy might be a bit shy initially, so we recommend introducing them to family members slowly. Keep your puppy in one room at first before letting them explore the whole house. Otherwise, it might get too overwhelming for them.

Allow your dog to get settled explore on their own terms. When they are settled in, you can make an appointment to see the vet within the next couple of days. Additionally, depending on where you live, you’ll want to look into registering your dog. This varies from place to place, so make sure you’re complying with the laws of your area. Ebony…

Also, make sure to carve out some time in your calendar to be home with your pup for a week or so. This will allow the two of you to get used to one another, and you won’t need to worry about your pooch being home alone for too long, especially while you crate train, and potty train them.

Training your Great Dane puppy

Speaking of training, puppies need a lot of it. Training should begin right away. You can do it yourself as long as you do research and have owned a dog before or a few other options.

You can hire a professional dog trainer to come to your house. They’ll work with you and your pooch so that your dog knows who is in charge. Alternatively, you can go to your local pet store or veterinarian that provides training classes for puppies and their owners.

Your doggo will not only need training for obeying commands and walking properly on a leash, but they’ll also need crate training and potty training. All of this will take time, team effort from the whole household, and lots of patience. Remember we mentioned getting cleaning supplies earlier? Your pooch will have plenty of accidents in the house, so be prepared! 

Should you get a Great Dane puppy?

All puppies are a lot of work, and Great Dane puppies are no different. But, if you’re home and prepared to care for a new puppy, especially one that will grow into a giant dog, then having a Great Dane puppy around will be a delight.

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