Great Dane Poodle Mix

Great Danes are one of the most popular breeds in the world. They have been bred since ancient times. There are many different types of great danes, but they all share some common characteristics: their size, their coat color, and their temperament. Some great danes may even resemble miniature dogs while others look like miniature foxhounds or terriers with a bit more body structure than other varieties of dog.

The breed originated in England during the 17th century. These dogs were originally used for hunting small game such as rabbits, hares, squirrels and birds.

However, these dogs proved to be very good at tracking down large prey such as wild boar and deer. Today’s great danes are still used for hunting purposes. Great Danes have a strong working instinct which makes them excellent hunters and retrievers. Their agility and speed make them good jumpers. They are also known to be very loyal companions and loving family pets.

There are two main types of great danes: show dogs and working dogs. Show dogs have a distinctive appearance, usually white with black markings on their bodies, legs, heads or tails.

Working dogs have similar physical features except they are brownish in color rather than white with black markings. The type of coat a great dane has depends on the amount of color genes it has. Darker dogs are more likely to have a single dominant color gene which gives them a brown coat. Lighter dogs are more likely to have a double recessive gene, which makes them white with black markings.

The great dane is one of the largest dog breeds. They usually stand from 30 to 34 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.

Female great danes are usually about 5 to 10 pounds lighter and a few inches shorter than their male counterparts.

Great danes are not docile or submissive dogs. They do not like to be dominated or told what to do.

They are very independent thinkers. Most owners of this breed say one of the best things about owning a great dane is they are very affectionate towards their owners and enjoy being around them. They have very loving personalities and crave human company.

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