Great Danoodle

70-85 lbs
United States
Great Dane
Great Danedoodle, Danedoodle, Great Danepoo, Danepoo

Great Danoodles are calm, loving, and loyal family pets. They enjoy moderate activity and spending time with people, as well as other animals. Great Danoodles can live up to 13 years, weigh between 75 and 100 pounds, and grow to a height of 22 to 27 inches tall. Their dense and wavy coats vary in length and color. In fact, this breed can come in solid varieties or multi-color combinations of black, white, blue, fawn, apricot, cream, gray, red, silver, and beige with the possibility of harlequin and brindle patterns with a black mask or markings. The Great Danoodle is not a common dog, though it is a fairly well known large breed hybrid. Nonetheless, it is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Poodle, Great Dane

Great Danoodle Health

Average Size
Male Great Danoodle size stats
Height: 25-27 inches Weight: 85-100 lbs
Female Great Danoodle size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 70-85 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Addison's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Myotonia
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Tests
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Ocular Exam
  • Cardiac Test
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Muscle Biopsy

Great Danoodle Breed History

The Great Danoodle gets its name from its parent breeds: Great Dane and Standard Poodle – both canines with long European histories. Drawings depicting the Great Dane have been found in Babylonian temples, placing these dogs as originating around 3000 B.C. It is thought that the Assyrians traded this giant breed to the Romans and the Greeks. With ancestors such as the Irish Wolfhound and the English Mastiff, this breed has had jobs ranging from boar hunting to guarding. They were registered with the American Kennel Club as early as 1887.  The Poodle, originally bred to hunt waterfowl, loves the water and his name comes from the anglicized version of “pfudel,” German for “to splash” or “puddle.” Popular across Europe, this breed excelled in hunting, guiding, military service, and circus performances. The American Kennel Club added Poodles to their roster in 1886, but this canine was rarely seen in the United States before World War II. Soon after, in the 1950s, Poodles were the most popular breed in the country. The mating of these two parent breeds has resulted in a large, calm, and intelligent dog that has likely been bred since the early 1900s. As such, the Great Danoodle is relatively more stable than more recent hybrid breeds; however, it’s important to note that they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club and breeders should be thoroughly researched before buying a puppy.

Great Danoodle Breed Appearance

The Great Danoodle is a stately looking animal that resembles a larger Poodle with several Great Dane facial features. On average, this breed weighs between 75 and 100 pounds and can grow to be between 22 and 27 inches tall. Great Danoodles have a wide range of coat variations; they can be anywhere from short to medium in length and wavy to curly in appearance. Additionally, these dogs come in solid or multi-color combinations of black, white, blue, fawn, apricot, cream, gray, red, silver, and beige with the possibility of harlequin or brindle patterns with a black mask or markings. They have a large, rectangular head – like a Great Dane – but a slightly tapered muzzle and small (for their size), floppy ears – like a Poodle. Great Danoodles also have an intelligent and observant expression that is accentuated by its deep-set eyes.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Great Danoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Great Danoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Great Danoodle coat
white Great Danoodle coat
blue Great Danoodle coat
fawn Great Danoodle coat
cream Great Danoodle coat
gray Great Danoodle coat
red Great Danoodle coat
silver Great Danoodle coat
brindle Great Danoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Great Danoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Great Danoodle Breed Maintenance

This breed is not completely hypoallergenic, but Great Danoodles with a Poodle-like coat (long, curly) will produce less allergens than your regular dog. Still, owners with allergies may not be comfortable living with this breed. Great Danoodles also shed moderately throughout the year, which can be controlled by weekly brushing. Brushing will keep his fur looking shiny and will also keep longer coats neat and tangle-free. Owners should bathe their Great Danoodle once a month and clean their teeth on a daily basis. This breed should also have its nails clipped at least once a month and ears checked regularly for wax build up and debris to avoid infection.

Brushes for Great Danoodle
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Great Danoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Great Danoodle Temperament

Great Danoodles come from two very smart breeds and are predisposed to pleasing their owners. As a result, they respond very well to commands and obedience training. Great Danoodles are also talented guard dogs; they are known to be relatively quiet and calm, but will let their owners know if something suspicious is going on with a deep and loud bark. Besides this, Great Danoodles are gentle giants that love people unconditionally. Their favorite activity may be snuggling at home with their owners. They also get along with other adults, children, and animals. Note that this breed has a high hunting impulse so it may chase small animals, though not aggressively. Because this breed is so social, it is prone to separation anxiety. In fact, Great Danoodles may become destructive or depressed if they spend too much time alone. Therefore, this dog is not suitable for busy owners or frequent travelers.

Great Danoodle Activity Requirements

Great Danoodles require moderate daily exercise in the form of walks, romps in the park, and play sessions with furry friends for approximately 30 to 45 minutes a day. Beyond this, Great Danoodles love to lay around the house and snuggle with their owners. Although Great Danoodles are suited for all types of environments, they should not be over exercised in extreme hot or cold conditions. Because of its size, this breed may do better in a larger home with a decent-sized yard; however, as long as Great Danoodles get enough exercise and affection, they will be happy and healthy pups.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Great Danoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$2.75 - $3.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$80.00 - $90.00
food bag monthly cost

Great Danoodle Owner Experiences

7 Months
4 People
House & Yard
He is a super smart boy. He was sitting and shaking at 8 weeks old. Potty training took 3 months. He gets too excited around people and dribbles. He’s super cuddly, gentle giant, wakes me up every morning at 8am, likes water on his own terms,and currently weighs 75 lbs at 7months old.
3 months, 1 week ago
3 Years
2 People
Beach runs
Dog Parks
Nancy is a sweet loving girl. She’s not great meeting strangers entering the house but once she knows they are safe she’s fine. She loves running on the beach. She has many dog friends and loves the dog park. My granddaughter who is 3 is one of her favorite playmates.
2 years, 5 months ago
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Smartest, easiest to train dog we've ever had. She does need frequent mental stimulation throughout the day. But also is happy to just chill once she's had her workout/playtime. As she gets older she's gets easier to entertain. She does shed tho. She will alert when there's a visitor, but she's def not a "protection dog". Fantastic w children & other dogs, but still clumsy & her tail knocks things over often. She def needs attention daily tho, luckily I'm home all the time & play w her frequently. She's a Great Dog!!
1 year, 8 months ago
Fancy Finley Funky Feet
8 Months
1 People
She is a rescue, of sorts. Very playful, kind, snuggly, and clumsy are some words to accurately describe her. She wants so bad to play with my Mini Shih~tzu but he’s old and kinda grumpy. He tolerates her but will occasionally give her the time of day! She’s my first BIG dog and even though I only had her for about 3 weeks, she’s already stolen my heart!!!
1 year, 2 months ago
5 Months
3 People
Indi is a lovely pup, with a heart of gold but is unaware he is a big boy now and tries to fit in too smaller spots or out the cat door, a bit of a clutz but he is very loveable.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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