By Kelli Bender
Aug 17, 2012
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What bones he isn't underfed that is normal for a Dane its cruel to have an over weight Dane maybe you need to research info before accusing the owner. My friends Great Dane is 9 right now he is doing great and looks like this dog just shorter
To Doc4hire, Giant George, the dog, is not dead. Just letting you know
To Doc4hire....Giant George, the dog, is not dead. Just letting you know
his bones are showing is he under fed?
you know nothing about dogs
There is nothing like a Dane!!!!
There is nothing like a Dane
What a beautiful Dane!! I miss my Harlequin Great Dane, Pebbles!!!
this is two years old news
Love these big dogs! The problem is, the bigger they are, the shorter their life span. Great Danes seldom live beyond the age of 7
Great Danes have a much wider range of life expectancy than some of the other giant breed dogs like Irish Wolfhounds. The range is cited as between 7 and 13 years. My personal experience has been with two spayed bitches who I raised from puppies. My oldest bitch lived to be 12 years and 4 months and the other bitch lived to tsee her 11th birthday. Two problems which significantly effect their life expectancy are bone tumors (osteogenic sarcomas(killed Giant George) and bloat. Bloat is a result of stomach torsion and occurs much more frequently in the giant breeds. It is a veterinary emergency. Your claim that Great Danes SELDOM live beyond the age of seven is in direct conflict with my personal experience.