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There were times when The Great Dane was called as King of dogs. This is one of the most graceful and idiosyncratic breeds. This dog is big as well as royal and it is very large in size. The main characteristic of this dog is that they are gutsy, strong-willed and gracious in nature. They are useful for family as well as tracking purpose because they are neither extra violent nor excessively shy.
The weight of The Great Dane is in between 100 to 120 lbs. The height is about 30 to 34 inches. Although the height is very large yet they are very gentle in nature. This is the main reason that it is termed as “the gentle giant”. They have a coat of fur on their body which is thick and short. They have generally a black decorated cover design on their face and they are of yellow-gold in color. The colors of their fur are steel blue, white or sleek black. They also have uneven scraps of black color on their body.
They have a large sized body however they are very susceptible. They need the kind treatment. They always like to be in contact with their owner. However some percentage of Danes is of leading type but it is not an issue. This breed is more than 400 years old. It is truly heartrending that there existence period is not much. It is only up to 8 to 10 years. This breed requires an elongated walk on each day. You will not find any issue for brushing its hair. The reason is that they are very thick. This dog is more suitable for individual houses because of its size. Moreover they need extra space to walk. It would be correct to describe it as one of the best friend of human beings.
If we talk about the breeds of the dogs then German shepherd dog is one of the most popular breed in the world. It is also known as Alsatian. It is somewhat innovative breed and they are serving their masters from about the year 1899. The name of this dog itself tells that this breed is from Germany. This dog is comparatively more intelligent than other breeds and they are more obedient. It is the main reason due to which it is very famous in police and investigation departments. Moreover it is much admired as a family unit pet also.
The journey of this dog started during the years of 19th century when the local societies in Germany understood the intelligence and obedient nature of this dog. They used this breed to protect their sheep. This breed was first exported to Britain in the year 1908. The general weight of this dog is in between 50 to 88lbs and the height is about 25 to 26 inches. Female breeds are generally of 24 inches. It has extended gag and black nose with vaulted temple. Generally they show their aggression very fast in odd situations and even bite human beings.
The Shepherd dogs have well-built physique and they are very energetic. Generally they are of three types. The first is of long hair. The second is like jagged covered ones and the last one is like of squat covered ones. A good care of this breed can give you good results. Since the dog is muscular so they need extra nutritious food. The demand the high level of protein in their food and level of fiber should be small. The diseases which they can face are bloating and hip and elbow dysplasia. You should be in constant touch with the vet in case you see any unusual activity of your dog.