- Other names:
- German Mastiff
- Gentle Giant
Commonly called the "Gentle Giant", the Great Dane is one of the largest dog breeds in the world and were originally bred to hunt wild boar. While the breed's giant size is often intimidating, the Great Dane is actually very well mannered, sweet, affectionate, and gentle with children.
Great danes are very people oriented and prefer to be with their family as much as possible. However their size can make it difficult for them to be ideal house dogs, so training is necessary since their size can make it easy for them to knock over small tables and furniture if excited.