Great Dane

Breed: Great Dane

Family: Utility dogs

Nationality: German

Weight (kg): 45 - 70
Size (cm): 72 - 81
Hair type: short, dense and lustrous

Color Standards: Brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin

Origin and History: Descendant of the Tibetan Mastiff.

Personality: Curious, extrovert, playful, kind, tender, gentle, sensitive, affectionate, balanced, calm, barks.

Known health problems: Elbow and hip dysplasia, cataract, bone cancer, stomach torsion

Hereditary illness

• Dysplasia (developmental anomaly) of the hip and elbow
• CMD (dilated cardiomyopathy)
Patellar dislocation (patella)

Predisposition to diseases

• Dilation / gastric torsion (stomach)
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) allergic
• Cataracts
• Panosteitis (inflammation of the interior of the bones)
• Ectropion (rolling eyelids outwards)
• Distichiasis (row of supernumerary eyelashes that point to the cornea)
• Macroblépharon (bigger eyelid)
• Demodecie (infection of the skin by the parasite Demodex)
• Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
• Entropion (rolling eyelids inwards)
• Wobbler syndrome (degeneration of the spinal cord)
• OCD (osteochondritis dissecans)
• Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (bone growth disorder)
• Discospondylitis
• Eversion of the cartilage of the nictitante (3rd eyelid)
• Ciliary body cyst
• Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
• Addison's disease (decreased production of cortisol and aldosterone by the adrenal glands)
• Malformation of the mitral valve
• Splenic torsion (spleen)
• Hereditary myopathy (muscular disease)
• Mega esophagus (dilation of the esophagus)
• Bullous pemphigus