Great Dane Breed Maintenance
These dogs surprisingly make very good house dogs, and should not be left outside all day, especially in the colder months as they can get cold fairly easily. In fact, they might appreciate a doggie jacket or sweater while out walking in the winter. They will not do very well in a small environment like an apartment, simply because they will knock everything over with their large bodies. Great Danes will be quiet and well behaved indoors and are not excessively energetic, but will need at least one long walk each day along with some playtime in a backyard space with a tall fence. As puppies and younger dogs, about 90 minutes of exercise per day will be required. As they grow into the adult stage, 30 minutes to an hour will be enough. Depending on the age and gender, your Great Dane will need a different amount of food that is specialized for large breeds. For puppies that are five months and under, three meals a day would be best. Once they pass this age, getting fed twice a day will do. These dogs do shed a lot, but it is easily manageable by grooming them regularly. A firm bristle brush is the best type to use on this dog’s coat, and brushing frequently will lower the need for baths. A good teeth brushing should be performed two or three times a week, but daily would be best. Nail trimming will be required one or two times in a month, unless they wear down naturally. Regular ear cleaning using a cotton ball that is dampened with an ear cleaning solution will also be beneficial.