Facts & Origin
Dane Shepherd - A cross between a Great Dane and a German Shepherd.
The Dane Shepherd is a hybrid dog that is the result of crossing a Great Dane and a German Shepherd. Both parent breeds have an impressive history and were originally bred for different purposes - the Great Dane for hunting and the German Shepherd for herding sheep.
Suitability and Husbandry
A Dane Shepherd can adapt well to a variety of living conditions, but it should be kept in mind that this mixed breed needs plenty of room to run around. Dane Shepherds are suitable for active singles, couples or families who spend a lot of time outdoors. They are not necessarily recommended for first-time dog owners , as they require a strong and experienced hand in management.
|Life expectancy||8 - 13 years|
|Activity level||average to high - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Dane Shepherds are known for their loyalty, intelligence and friendly nature. They often inherit the working zeal and speed of the German Shepherd and the gentle and loving nature of the Great Dane. They are also very playful and love to interact with their owners. With the right training, they can be excellent companion dogs and even working dogs.
The Dane Shepherd is an affectionate, active and intelligent dog that can be a loyal companion as well as a working dog. With proper management, socialization and care, this mixed breed can be a wonderful part of the family.
Care, health and diseases
The grooming of a Dane Shepherd can vary, depending on the type of coat they inherit. Generally, however, they require only moderate grooming. Health-wise, Dane Shepherds can be prone to diseases typical of both parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia, heart disease and bloat. Regular health monitoring by a veterinarian is therefore essential.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Dane Shepherd is a large dog. They can reach a height of 60 to 80 cm and weigh up to 35 to 45 kg. Their coat color can vary and ranges from black, brown, gray to mixtures of these colors. They can inherit the long legs of the Great Dane and the stronger body structure of the German Shepherd.
Gastric torsion is a disease in which the stomach rotates around its own longitudinal axis. The cause of the disease is not known.
May be common in older dogs.
May occur with age.
Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle in which it becomes enlarged (dilated) and shows poor contraction (poor pumping ability).
Especially due to overweight, joint problems can occur in dogs.
A Dane Shepherd is a cross between a Great Dane and a German Shepherd.
These dogs are usually between 60 and 80 cm tall.
They are very intelligent and adaptable dogs. They are loyal and playful, but also easily trainable.
No, they are easy to train and learn new tricks quickly. They are a good choice for people who are looking for a good-natured, adaptable and lively dog.
You need at least 30 minutes of focused exercise at least twice a day.