by fawndallas on 29 November 2013 - 19:11
Are they hyper like an Dalmatian ?
Are they slow to mature like a lab?
Do they like the outdoors or are they generally house laid back dogs?
by dragonfry on 29 November 2013 - 20:11
Their coats are super short and the hairs stick into everything like spears including your feet if you walk barefoot on their rug and step on one just right.
You will never go to the bathroom alone again if you have a dane.
Almost all the danes i know have been either rescues or showdogs. I do know of one dane living to 14 and she passed with grace because for most of he life she was a very healthy big dog.
They must have soft places to lay or they get those huge "Water of the joints" spots on their hips and elbows. Which really seem to bother the dogs.
They do drool and they do have a big dog odor but not any more then most shepherds. They eat a lot and make big piles in the yard no matter how good the quality of food. Pano and cancer haunt the bred as do several other problems.
They grow rather fast for a big breed but mature at about 2 to 3, and are seniors by 6 to 7.
Maybe someone that owns a dane will post as i have always admired them from afar.
by bebo on 29 November 2013 - 20:11
by fawndallas on 29 November 2013 - 21:11
by vk4gsd on 29 November 2013 - 21:11
at a distance i seen some of the show danes and can see how they get the stereo-type tho.
as hunting/catch dogs they have a chillingly calm but ruthless dominating style, you can pick the tell-tale influence cos they tend to grip the back of neck of the prey and try snap the spine.
awesome dogs if you can get away from the breed purist crowd that seem to screw up everything they put their hands on.
by dragonfry on 29 November 2013 - 22:11
I've seen some interesting Boar hounds from down under in pix.
by Sunsilver on 29 November 2013 - 22:11
I can understand why they used to always bob the tails!
I didn't notice any drooling from her. I think that's an individual thing. Some Danes drool a lot, others don't. Boxers seem to be more of a problem when it comes to drooling.
by Ruger1 on 30 November 2013 - 01:11
by fawndallas on 30 November 2013 - 16:11
by BabyEagle4U on 05 March 2014 - 03:03
In 4 weeks of us having him I can tell you he is as velcro as they get. At first it was hard to walk him for any length of time because he would always walk directly in front of you then on you and stop you walking. He eventually learned how to walk by walking my Malinois with him everywhere. Now he knows how to walk. LOL
This pup was soooo lazy @ 10 weeks old I was thinking maybe this wasn't such a good idea because my son and I are very active. All he did was sleep. He didn't want to do anything - not even leave my sons bed room. I eventually gated off everything in the house to keep him downstairs with all the action. He doesn't sleep with you - he sleeps ON YOU !!! lol
He's 14 weeks old now and walking a mile every night at steady speedy pace. He jumps almost 3' x 14 like a champ and carries himself well. He uses his nose ALOT and can pick up a random scent and follow it amazingly. We are definately going to teach him to track a specific something eventually.
He cannot and will not ever keep up with my Malinois - BUT - he tries hard. Either way he will be a fast and athletic one, that's for sure. We love him.