28 May 2012
if any of you have owned great danes before, i would love to hear your opinions on their temperment and training
are they good w/ smaller dogs and cats?
are they easy/hard to train
are they good house pets? (i know their big i meant personality wise)
and are they good with walkin off leash beside me? (i dnt mean in public, like in my backyard and on hikes and stuff.)
how much food do they eat weekly? and about how much does it cost? (this is the most important question, if you dont answer anything else please answer this one!!!!!)
I had a rescue Great Dane for years. Female 140 lbs. Lovely dog. Great pet. Only bad thing I could say about the dog, was she was a digger. And boy could she dig some huge holes!
Wonderful temperament. Very friendly. Loved everybody, adults, kids & even toddlers. Very careful with little kids. Great with all dogs, including our small dogs, cats & livestock too.
Average dog to train. Learned basic pet Obedience easily. We lived out in the country so she spent very little time ever on leash. But when she was on leash, she was very well behaved & never pulled.
We lived in a tiny house. She was a good house pet. Active outside. Relaxed & settled in the house.
Walked & hiked with us off-leash all the time & accompanied us when we rode our horses on the trails. Never had to worry about her running off. Always stayed with us. Might chase a jackrabbit, but would come immediately back when called.
She was not a big eater. Always lean & well muscled. She was free fed. Ate about 4 cups of good food per day. About the same as the male Chesapeake Bay Retriever we had at the same time. Amount & cost of food of course would depend on what food you are feeding.