If you love giant breeds, you probably already know what a Daniff is. For the rest of us, a Daniff is a hybrid breed of Great Dane crossed with an English Mastiff. The result is a stockier, shorter pooch than a pure Dane, with all of the easy-going nature of an English Mastiff.
Though giants don't live quite as long as smaller puppers, this cross can see slightly longer lifespans due to the variety in genetic makeup. To help your doggo have the healthiest, happiest life they can, keeping them busy with fun activities is vital!
Below, we've gathered some of the best things to do with your Daniff!
Because of the English Mastiff in your woofer, throughout their life, you're going to have to keep an eye on their weight. An easy way to keep the pounds off and the muscles strong is to head out into the great outdoors with your super-sized fur-kid.
The Dane in your Daniff will go crazy for the opportunity to sniff all of the scents of the forest, and you can adjust your pace to match your fuzzy pal's capabilities.
Keep in mind that younger giants should go slow and avoid over-exerting themselves to protect their growing joints. Also, always remember to bring along water and a bowl for your four-legged friend.
Training every pupper that you welcome into your home is a good rule to stick by. When your dog is of the giant variety, that training becomes a whole lot more important -- for basic survival alone!
Big dogs are capable of big damage, both to people and property. Thankfully, Daniffs tend to be gentle and mellow, but during their puppy stage, they are still capable of causing a lot of destruction.
To help you and your furry pal have a peaceful relationship (and to prevent your friends from avoiding your house like the plague), invest some time and money into having your pup properly trained. They will love the mental challenge and the bond between you will grow!
There are few things that a giant Daniff loves more than wrestling! And, despite what you may think, when done correctly, a bit of rough play can actually be very fulfilling and educational for your woofer.
No, really! If you start this kind of play from an early age, you can establish what is "too rough" right from the start. This can be done in a variety of ways.
Once your pup is well-versed in the world of rough play, they will know what is and isn't acceptable and they will learn exactly how gentle to be with each playmate.
Our canine pals need just as much fun in their lives as we do. By engaging in fun activities with your Daniff, both of you can have a pup-tastic time, while also becoming an even better human-doggo duo!
By making room in your weekly routine for pooch-themed fun, you'll probably notice that your woofer is happier and better behaved, as they will be feeling more fulfilled in their life -- and that's something to wag your tail about!