Deutsche Dogge was characterized as a short-lived giant. Fascinating size, striking fear into the bones. But there is no need for it.


Deutsche Dogge still bears the name “Apollo of dogs.” The breed was created from the combination of two excellent race. These are: Old English Mastiff and Irish Wolfhound.

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Ancestors were used for hunting and as war dogs, because they were fearless. Until the XIV century were very capable hunters of wild boar throughout Germany. That is why they were popular with the nobility or due and graceful appearance. The British renamed the name of the “Great Dane” or for unknown reasons. Since this is an extremely Germany Breed, 1880 was enacted regulation on behalf of the sole, and it is Deutsche Dogge. By that name is known today. But the British have refused this name and continue to use their own.

At the end of XIX century breed comes in America, which attracted a lot of attention, which keeps gaining popularity and today.

Deutsche Dogge - history

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Deutsche Dogge is extremely large dog, perhaps one of the largest in the world. It has a strong structure and expressed muscles. In addition, however, is constructed in accordance with a light and elegant movements. Exudes power and high intelligence.

Males size ranges from 30 to 34 inches, while the size of the females is in the range from 28 to 32 inches.

Weight males is from 119 to 198 lb, while the weight of females is from 99 to 130 lb.

HEAD: in harmony with the body, rectangular, narrow and expressive.

MUZZLE: deep, rectangular, dark pigmented lips, in black and white dog flesh colored lips.

TEETH: wide jaws, powerful and scissor bite.

EYES: medium size, round, dark, wise expression, well fitting lids.

EARS: set high, set in advance, must be cropped to fit the size of the head.

NECK: long, muscular, well shaped, carried upright, leaning forward a little.

TAIL: reaching to hock, set on high, narrower at the top.

FRONT LEGS: strong, muscular, long shoulder.

REAR LEGS: strong and muscular, broad thighs, parallel.

PAWS: round, arched, tightly closed, short nails.

SKIN: tight, well pigmented.

HAIR: short and thick, shiny, straight subsided.

COLOR: three colors: yellow and brindle, freckles and black, blue.

Deutsche Dogge - appearance

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Deutsche Dogge is always friendly. Brave and lively and always likes to receive and give tenderness. Never shows aggression, because it is very lovely and devoted animals. He’s a great friend in every situation, while children simply adored. They can be of great importance in the development and to be a true and honest friend. From the owner, asking a lot of understanding and immense love. It will also provide a great amount of love. Will protect his family at the price of anything. Therefore, it may be quite suspicious of strangers. This is the only reason they can show aggression. Deutsche Dogge believes that he can sit in your lap like a real pet and that will often attempt.

Deutsche Dogge - character 1

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Preferred by early socialization, which includes familiarization with other dogs, people and expose them to different sounds and situations. For proper dressage he needs a consistent and determined coach. With improperly behaved dogge, it is very difficult to live in the community. It ripens in the second.

Deutsche Dogge - character

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Deutsche Dogge is a dog that requires daily activities in moderation. This can be a longer walk or an active game. Apparently considering the size, many would say that this is a tough dog, and has no problem to live outside. But not so. It is the best to combined time spent outdoors and indoors. But at home it will be necessary to separate certain space where to sleep this big dog. In addition to the space he needs a comfortable bed.

If you have a garden, your Deutsche Dogge will be happy dog. Because you will be able to play outdoors, and when he gets tired, sleeps inside the house. The desire of each dog. It should only be noted that this dog belongs to a group that occasionally drooling.


Deutsche Dogge - adaptation


Deutsche Dogge care is really minimal. It is necessary periodically gently brushing to remove dead hair.

Deutsche Dogge - health (puppies)

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Of the common health problems appear torsion of the stomach, coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathy. Of rarer disease occurs cervical vertebral anomalies, cataracts, elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, obsessive compulsive disorder and hypertrophic osteodystrophy. Occasionally may appear Von Willebrand disease and glaucoma.

Occasionally it is advisable to check the heart, elbows, hips, eyes and blood.

The lifespan of the breed Deutsche Dogge from 6 to 8 years.

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