Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Great Dane

Great Dane
Great Dane
The origin of the Great Dane has always been a controversial subject. Most of the credit is given to Germany, as they were basically responsible for the Great Dane as we know it today. History has proven that Dane-type dogs existed in Russia, Poland and middle Germany. In the middle ages large packs of wild boar roamed the European forests and it is well known that Royalty of the day formed packs of these large dogs similar to Great Danes and they became known as Boar Hounds, due to their capability of pulling the boar to ground.Over the generations, the Great Dane's nature has changed to the present day type that is known as the "gentle giant".

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The average lifespan for the Great Dane is 9 to 10 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Great Dane is an elegant and muscular animal, with a look of dash and daring, of being ready to go anywhere and do anything. Elegance of outline and grace of form is most essential. It carries its head and neck high with an alert expression and it has a powerful majestic action when moving.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Excellent. But it must be remembered that it is the owner's responsibility to keep their dog under control.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The coat of the Great Dane is short, close and sleek looking. Daily grooming of five to ten minutes will be ample to keep the coat under control. It has a single coat, therefore as the dead coat is falling out, the new coat is coming in.

IDEAL OWNERS

It is a misconception that the Great Dane requires estate sized living quarters or a huge exercise area. It is quite happy living in a flat or unit, but they must be given exercise by walks or running if possible. Due to the exceptional quick growth of a Great Dane puppy, it should not be given too much exercise before 12 months of age. Make sure your property is well fenced. When away from your well-fenced property they should always be kept on a lead. The Great Dane can jump fences quite easily, but this is contrary to their nature.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Great Dane is the dog for you and you are willing to care for a really big dog and all that that entails, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Susan Grant TAS Contact
Bev Rogers cosimadane great danes VIC Contact
Rory and Lyn Booth Rorlyn WA Contact
David Barnes Faondein QLD Contact
Warpaint NSW Contact
Alisha Watson Strykerdane VIC Contact
Rebecca Dugan Rebecca Dugan NSW Contact
Amanda Voigt Lykaios QLD Contact
Jennita Reid Jendarbory NSW Contact
Jacqui Lambrick REBLUE VIC Contact
anne hayward danefoolery QLD Contact
Tracy Whiter Heradane SA Contact
Monica Roebuck AQUADANE & AKERZAIN QLD Contact
debbie everson hembold TAS Contact
Julie Ruddle willitoft QLD Contact
CRYSTALQUIN GREATDANES WITT crystalquin greatdanes VIC Contact
Jodie King DreamDanes SA Contact
Krista Lawton SHOWMEMAGIC SA Contact
Vicky Dawson Gastfrei QLD Contact
Debbie Daly Danesville QLD Contact
Stacey Thomas Mountaindane VIC Contact
Michelle and Philip Hickey Riesenhaft QLD Contact
jennifer bath swanline VIC Contact
Jessica Taylor Taybon NSW Contact
Valerie Tapp stardayne SA Contact
Lauren Hamaty Danestorm NSW Contact
Mary-Jane Wasley Cymroz WA Contact
Deborah Selden ALDRIDGE NSW Contact
Kate Eggenhuizen Grandeeoso QLD Contact
Lizzie Cann Cavadane VIC Contact
Sarah Morrone Daneolympus WA Contact
julie hyde stordansk NSW Contact
Michael Taggart Rebelwood NSW Contact
Brooke Hawkings IsollynPark QLD Contact
Tomi Foxx GrandHaven QLD Contact
Ane Bjornerem Eleganser QLD Contact
Aimee Wasley cymroz WA Contact
kirrily hansen kirrily NSW Contact
David Lansbury Lilymont QLD Contact
Lea-ann Gavel Taylea NSW Contact
sarah jones Okelani NSW Contact
Annegiene C Paul ANNADENE GREAT DANES QLD Contact
Michael Seabrook Kahmik NSW Contact
Kathy Whitelock Manordane QLD Contact
Narelle Reynolds Jazzebella QLD Contact
Sally Gough Homerdane QLD Contact
Victoria Lansbury OnyxDanes QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)