The largest dog breed in terms of height, measured at the shoulder, is the Great Dane. When it comes to mass, however, the English Mastiff is the biggest.Know More
Great Danes can grow to average heights of 28 to 34 inches at the shoulder and weights between 100 to 200 pounds. English Mastiffs do not stand higher than 30 inches, but they can weigh up to 220 pounds.
The largest single dog in the world is Zeus, a Great Dane who weighs 150 pounds and measures 3-feet 8-inches in height. Although large dog breeds are often intimidating, most possess a mild temperament and are very friendly; traits that are highly desirable in a companion or family pet. Both breeds are loyal and have strong, protective instincts.Learn more about Dogs
Adopting a Great Dane from the Great Dane Rescue of Tampa Bay, Inc. requires choosing a dog and filling out and mailing an application. The rescue only places dogs in Florida, so applicants must be residents of the state.Full Answer >
Marmaduke, the family dog of the Winslow family in the comic strip bearing his name, is a Great Dane. Marmaduke is an important part of the humor in the comic strip and exhibits many characteristics that are not typical of dogs.Full Answer >
Although female dogs start going into heat at the age of 6 months, they should not be bred until their second season, which is usually six months later. Males reach sexual maturity sometime between the ages of 12 to 15 months and can breed anytime. However, small breeds usually reach maturity earlier than large breeds.Full Answer >
The most common way to determine your dog's breed is to simply compare the dog to breed pictures until you find one it resembles. There are also dog breed DNA tests available, but the accuracy of these tests may vary.Full Answer >