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Getting a Great Dane... *He is home now*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NewHopePoultry, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    I am so excited! Tomorrow afternoon Im getting a great dane. He is 6 years old and has been abused, but I am willing to work on his issues. Ive wanted a great dane forever.
    Does any one else have a great dane?
    Whats the best food to feed him?
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Not too much protein, and certainly not foods like Science Diet.

    I've had quite a few Danes in my life, LOVED them to bits! Biggest, sweetest goofballs one could ever have. [​IMG] They also make amazing temperaments in crossbred mutts, too.

    The only problems are things like hip dysplasia and wobblers. Wobblers is the worst though. Severely heartbreaking issue. Both are common in Danes though. As for the abuse. . . That's another issue, along with its older age. Danes don't live too long.
  3. Haviris2

    Haviris2 Chirping

    Feb 2, 2011
    Congrates, I'm sure you'll love him, danes are awsome! I have one now, had to put my boy down in Sept.
  4. pride&joy

    pride&joy Songster

    Congratulations it is a nice thing you are doing giving a lg older dog a happy home. I have had the pleasure of having shared my pac with two Danes in my life and they where both great dogs. Size is an issue especially once they get older and health and mobility becomes an issue. With any dog training is important but with a lg adult dog with a history of abuse getting some tips from a trainer or some classes seems like a good idea? It is also a great way to build a bond with your new pac member. Great luck on your new endeavor and don’t be afraid to post a pic or two ha ha
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Way to go--love Great Danes! The one I had was a pup when I got her; had her for a wonderful 11 yrs before she died. If you've wanted one for so long, I'm sure you've done your research & know that larger dogs have shorter life spans (sorry). The temperment was wonderful to the point of her letting my boys treat her like a pony when they were younger. Or maybe it was a bucking bronc...they never could stay on for long when she took off!
    I hate hearing that the one you're getting has been abused, but GOOD FOR YOU for undertaking the task of helping it out!
    If I could get away with it, I'd have another one in a heartbeat.
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Ive already signed up for classes [​IMG]
    I know larger breeds have a shorter lifespain, but Im willing to open my home to him even if its only for a year or 2.
    I think every dog deserves a loving home.
    Theres no stairs in our home that he would have to go up (the only stairs go upstairs and we dont go up there)
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I love Danes, but with the life span of 7 years, I won't get one. Too short.

  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Love love love danes... *sigh*
  9. pride&joy

    pride&joy Songster

    Quote:sounds like you are on track, can't say enough what a great thing you are doing........ Many Blessings to you and yours we need more folks like you in this world….

  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Thanks [​IMG]
    We have him home now and he is such a sweet heart!

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