Irish Dane

Irish Dane

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Group:Herding
Life Span:8-10 Years

Irish Dane Build Information

The Irish Dane, sometimes called the Great Wolfhound, is a hybrid dog resulting from the crossing of the Great Dane with the Irish Wolfhound. These large dogs reach at leas 32-38 inches in height and weigh roughly 100-150 pounds. Their coat may either be smooth and short of medium and rough, coming in a variety of colors including black, tan, brown, red, blue, gray, and white.

Size:Giant
Length (Male):27-33 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are gentle giants that make for very loving, affectionate, and loyal family dogs. Irish Danes can also be great playmates for children and are not aggressive towards strangers or noisy. Their eagerness to please makes them easy training, especially with a food reward system. They should, however, not be trained to do any jumping as they large size makes them vulnerable to joint problems. Being quite large, they are not suitable for apartments and must have plenty of space for exercise and running around.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Chocolate, Gray, Red
Shedding:None
Coat Type:Rough

Irish Dane Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Easy
Ideal for Tracking:Yes