- On 14 November 2010
- Great Dane, great dane personality, features great Dane, information
Unfortunately many times, too many, many people decide to buy a purebred puppy for fashion or only because attracted by the exterior, without enough information on the characteristics of that particular race. It is the responsibility of the breeder provide the person concerned any possible information about the breed, habits, lifestyle, to food, possible diseases.
When you adopt or buy a dog breed, whatever it is, First you need to get in the mind that puppy or adult dog will become part of the family as a full member and that never should be dismissed, given up for adoption, or worse, abandoned in a Kennel. A dog is a big responsibility, is a commitment that lasts the life of the same. A dog is not a gift to do at Christmas to children. Too many times I happen to parents who write or phone for information during the Christmas period to make a gift to their children. My answer is always the same "a puppy, especially a great Dane, that requires much care, may not be a Christmas gift for a child as it is not a toy, but it must be strongly desired by the whole family and everyone must take their responsibilities with him ". Many people buy a puppy without thinking, almost by whim, then when you get tired, see who makes the peeing and pupù, they realize that it needs much attention, that dirty and whines, that destroys furniture, then leave. And I love my dogs, to avoid situations truly unpleasant, I refuse to surrender a puppy to those people and wait for a buyer more conscientious.
Origins and use
The main use of the great Dane in the past was for hunting wild boar. At that time the ears were cut for convenience, as the dogs could be injured during their activity. Later he continued to cut for aesthetic reasons. Today in Italy and in countries which adhere to the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) the ears are no longer cut. The great Dane was a very different morphologically and temperamentally from today. When he stopped keeping hunting has become guard dog and companion.
Character and habits
The Alans are wonderful family dogs for those who want a giant breed is affectionate and short hair, suitable also for the protection and guard. They need to be part of the family in all respects, to live at home, look for their short coats and the fact that suffer from the cold, Because starting from just outside the House you feel bad, excluded, unwanted and may suffer from separation anxiety. The great Dane is a dog by apartment or House, has absolutely need to live in the House, and also this stress often: Would not give a puppy who does not think this way and to those who would be staying out in the garden. And happened to have discouraged strongly to people like several times. No fear for those who live in small apartments, This is not the reason for not taking a great Dane, that is content to a small niche in house on a mattress that is always with the owner, which establishes a bond morbid. The important thing is that it brought out often during the day. His only love and its unique daily thought: the owner! It would follow wherever, No matter where and how, just who is with him.
The only kinds of people for whom is not suitable for a great Dane are:
- people who are never at home for business or other reasons and that would leave their dog just too long;
- people who do not intend to live with their dog in the House because disgusted faces from bava, from peli, etc.
The Alans are very sensitive, easy to manage and to clean and a certain intelligence. Socialization is very important and should always begin from birth. Although the Alans bred with children are generally very kind and tolerant, We must however consider their mole because they can always happen inadvertent accidents. If you have a small baby in the House and a great Dane or a great Dane puppy, You should never leave them alone and keep them under control. The dog might drop and not wanting to play. We must teach children how to interact with the dog and, especially, respect for the animal. The House where he lives a great Dane should be child-resistant, do not let dangerous things around, knick knacks, electric wires visible, especially when the dog is puppy because playing, might get hurt. We must not make it go only on the balcony and we must not leave the Windows open without control. You should instead leave the puppy objects suited to play and pass the time because it is possible that destroys the House and rosicchi furniture if it has more to do. And for a great Dane puppy, that a few months has already reached the medium size, It is very easy to destroy everything.
The majority of Danes are not great leapers and so enough gates of a metre and a half, Although I think it's always better to prevent any unpleasant situation, like that of a great Dane from home.
Yes or no training?
As regards training is well train the Alans to obedience, and given the ease with which they learn, usually you don't need a professional trainer, as the best trainer for a great Dane is the owner. There should never be instigated and trained for the defense. Many trainers are refusing to train a great Dane to defence, their size is enough to scare the attackers. If a dog is big and strong as the great Dane becomes aggressive is a trouble, given its size and its power. The Alans are generally very peaceful dog, balanced and sweets, lack of aggressiveness, but they do very well although guard dog killer.
About I want to tell an anecdote. For years there is a small puppy who is left wandering around these parts of my home by its owners unconscious, passes quietly in front of the gate with our Alans behind, They bark at each other in a very aggressive border, and sometimes enters our property for curiosity and to try to throw down our garbage cans. A nice short annoyance! A few days ago, In the morning, I opened the door to our three great Danes to get them out for the morning and there was this little dog in the garden, that did not have time to escape. I skipped all three on him while he was crying and trying to escape desperation, If they are placed in the mouth completely passandoselo each other, have done well to scare. I thought "is gone!"and rather then let go of my screams and my fright. It went away completely covered in mud and limping afraid, but absurd case, completely unscathed. I think that puppy now will not enter more here. Another Bulldog would have killed, especially in Group. I've owned a dog over time, and in such cases have made out a small dog and two cats which occurred unfortunately in our fence. This to underline the fact that the Alans tend not to kill anyone, even their similar, squabble and rant, but do not kill. Scare the enemy, they know to be strong and know that if they want to do it outside, but don't take advantage of this because they are basically good and balanced dogs. I do not trust so much no one else molossus, If not another great Dane. Very rarely the Alans can be aggressive toward other animals at home out of jealousy, usually must agree with all the smaller animals including cats, with which divide the bed. Instead it would be more difficult cohabitation between two male dogs big mole.
People are usually very frightened by Alans, but this is rightly due to their impressive appearance and gigantic, for this it is good to respect these fears and lead always leash near if your dog when you go walking in public places.
As regards the economic factor, compared to other breeds the Alans are certainly expensive to keep, need food of excellent quality, Feed Builder or cooked food that consists of meat and rice, eat a quantity higher than other smaller breeds, and need supplements for joints, especially during growth, and these are typically very expensive.
Health and care
The negative factor for this breed is the low life expectancy, usually between 7 and 10 years. The Alans are predisposed to certain health problems, as the twisting of the stomach, certain types of cancer and heart problems. Kittens and puppies, going to a rapid growth in the first months of life, can develop bone problems, and this is due to an inadequate diet, sometimes too high in protein and calcium. So you have to do a great deal of attention during this period.
In conclusion, who is still undecided whether to take a great Dane or not should ask?
- I can spend (I or my other family members) with the dog most of my day?
- I will remain calm when I sbaverà the walls of home after drinking and when will the poop the size of an elephant, If it is wrong for some reason not able to retain?
- I'm willing to get dirty hairs the ceiling of my car to take him to the vet?
- I am conscious of food expenses and any veterinary costs that might result?
- I am aware that a great Dane is a gentle dog health and care should be treated with?
If you answered Yes, you decide for the positive and you are willing to make sacrifices, know that you will not regret and that your dog will repay you with affection, loyalty and communication "human", 10.000 times more than what you do for him.