Family: livestock dog, mastiff
Area of origin: Germany
Original function: guardian, hunting large game
Average size of male: Ht: 30-32, Wt: 100-120
Average size of female: Ht: 28-30, Wt: 100-120
Other names: Deutsche dogge, German mastiff
Great Dane Dog Temperament
The Great Dane is gentle, loving, easygoing and sensitive. She is generally good with children (although her friendly overtures may overwhelm a small child) and usually friendly toward other dogs and pets. She is powerful but sensitive and responsive to training. She makes a pleasant, well-mannered family companion.