For a slightly smaller and slightly hardier version of the gentle Great Dane, consider the hybrid American bull Dane. Hybrids, or designer dogs, are created with the goal of presenting a new breed that exudes the preferred qualities of the parent breeds and reduces the health risks to which the parent breeds are prone. Hybrids are mixed breeds that are created by crossing two specific purebreds. In the case of the American bull Dane, those two parent breeds are the American bulldog and the Great Dane.
|Preferred Climate:||Any Climate|
|Life Span:||10-13 Years|
|Nicknames:||American bulldog hybrid, Great Dane hybrid|
American Bull Dane Build Information
Thanks to the Great Dane parent, there is nothing small about the American bull Dane. The breed stands at an average towering height of 24 to 32 inches at the shoulder, and the weight can range between 100 and 200 pounds. The smooth coat of an American bull Dane may be any color combination, but the most popular presentation is black and white. The tail of an American bull Dane is long and tapered, and the earflaps are short and hang downward.
|Length (Male):||27-33 in.|
|Length (Female):||22-24 in.|
|Weight:||> 65 lbs|
|Litter Size:||5 - 10 Puppies|
|Tail Dock or Crop:||No|
Behaviour and Personality
The American bull Dane is an affectionate family member. The gentle giant does not exhibit boisterous energy levels, but it is playful. It gets along with children, but its size may be intimidating for young toddlers. They can get along with other dogs when raised with them. Since they have a low energy level, American bull Danes make good apartment dwellers as long as there is enough room for them to stretch out and they receive daily walks for exercise. American bull Danes make loyal watchdogs.
|Activity Level:||Very Active|
|Affection Level:||Very Affectionate|
|Energy Level:||Very Active|
|Good to Other Pets:||Friendly|
|Kid Friendliness:||Very Friendly|
American bull Danes do not require much grooming to maintain their smooth coat. Weekly brushing with a grooming mitt will redistribute the natural oils of the skin and coat to restore the coat’s shine, and this brushing will remove dead hairs to reduce shed accumulation in the home. Brushing the teeth every other day is an essential step toward preserving good oral hygiene and preventing periodontal disease.
|Colors:||Black, Cream, Light Brown, White|
American Bull Dane Common Health Conditions
American bull Danes live average lifespans of 10 to 13 years. The American bulldog and the Great Dane parent breeds contribute the risks for such health problems as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypertrophic osteodystrophy, osteochondritis, osteosarcoma, Wobbler’s syndrome, cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism, cherry eye and entropion.
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Breed Talents and Facts
The American bull Dane is an American bulldog and Great Dane cross. The American bull Dane is an affectionate and gentle giant that makes a playful and loyal member of the family. The American bull Dane stands 24 to 32 inches tall and weighs 100 to 200 pounds. American bull Danes have low energy levels. American bull Danes require minimal grooming. The average lifespan for an American bull Dane is 10 to 13 years.
|Jolly for Jogging:||Yes|
|Ideal for Tracking:||Yes|