I Have a Great Dane

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    Glad We Went The Rescue Route

    We adopted our Great Dane in September 2009. We had just bought a townhouse and I felt it was time to get a dog. When my wife mentioned Great Danes I thought she was crazy. We have no yard and only 1650 square feet of living space spread up and down three stories. She had to be...
    dorianblue dorianblue
    51-55, M
    Nov 30, 2011

    Leroy Brown

    A year and a half ago my wife came home with Leroy. He was a3/4 euro. He was perfect I had wanted a Dane since I was a kid. 4 mos after we got him he started having troubles with his hind legs. After several thousands of dollars doing tests we had no answer. Within in a couple...
    Leroybrown2011 Leroybrown2011
    Apr 16, 2012


    She is truly my best friend. Named after Bob, she's beautiful and black. Sleek and shiny. Everyone says what a horse she is but in reality, she's small for a dane. She had parvo when she was an itty bitty pup, before I got her, and her vet says that stunted her growth. She's so...
    tayda tayda
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011

    My Lovable Couch Potato

    Our first Dane was the apple of my husband's eye.  We found him in the penny saver for free!  We went to visit the previous owners and heard the big guy from behind the door.  When they opened the door it was love at first sight!  He was huge, 38 1/2 inches at the shoulder...
    Treehugger77 Treehugger77
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 22, 2011

    My Fourth 'Child'

    My 'Blue' Dane is 3 years old and is without a doubt the most lovable, gentle, compassionate, and gracious animal I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is such a sweet heart and anyone with a Dane will tell you that they are not your typical dog and not just because of...
    Imperceptible Imperceptible
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2008

    I Have 2 Danes :)

    Well...I just had to mention it. An add in the local newspaper for a male harlequin. My husband has always wanted a harlequin. We took our baby girl (not a baby anymore..but in my eyes she is) to meet him. Leyna had never been so calm around another dog like this. So we took...
    Treehugger77 Treehugger77
    31-35, F
    Jul 15, 2012

    We Rescued Our Dane.

    He was 113 pounds full grown when he was found. He has put on weight, but remains a finicky eater (needs gravy!). We love him to death. He is the best dog we have ever had, and we have had the gamut from toy sized to labs. Such a loveable, goofy dog.
    Snickers1960 Snickers1960
    Nov 16, 2011

    Mom Does

    My mom has one. She doesn't take care of it very well. It has torn up the entire yard and her house, but she doesn't care. It isn't really her house she just rents it from my grand parents. She needs to give up her dogs if she can't take care of her crap.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 26, 2010

    I have always been attracted to the extremes.

    Which, I guess, also helped determine my choice of dog. My pet Chihuahua died prematurely of a rare kidney disease when he was 4. I had always loved tiny dogs and giant dogs, which sparked my interest when I met a Great Dane at the animal hospital we took our Chihuahua to. I...
    blondevanillaspice blondevanillaspice
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    Put A Saddle On Him.

    Put a saddle on him. Ha ha ha. Ha. Yeah. That's original. You other Dane owners understand this...
    snollygoster snollygoster
    18-21, M
    Sep 29, 2012


    I love our great dane Hope. She's such a good girl and likes to sit on your lap. Literally. We love her so much.
    juana9673 juana9673
    36-40, F
    Aug 2, 2011

    Anyone else have a petite Great Dane?

    My baby is short and only 105lb on a good day. ^__^
    mydaneisgreat mydaneisgreat
    22-25, F
    Feb 23, 2016


    my dane is a female named zoey she is fawn and she is small for a dane she is only 120lbs. but she thinks she is a lap dog, if anyone sits on the couch she will turn around and back up until she sits on their laps. i try to warn people who come over but they don't believe me...
    mmmf30 mmmf30
    Sep 17, 2012

    My Kadence

    My Great Dane, Kadence, is my guardian angel! She came to me at a time I needed her most in my life. My husband and I were on the rocks (which has since been resolved) and she needed me as much as I needed her. She is a rescue through South Carolina Great Dane Rescue, even though...
    ncgmomma ncgmomma
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2009

    We just got our first Great Dane,

    to add to iur family of 4, a week ago. Her name is Addie and she is just 3 months old (: She is a Merle coloured Great Dane and is just so awesome. Welcome to the famjam!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015


    On valentines day my husband bought me my first grat dane! Iv been in love with this breed every since I can rember.She was the best gift I ever got.Baby is now 2 years old,she is black and her coat shines like a new penny.She loves me only but she does very well with the rest of...
    widow2709 widow2709
    41-45, F
    May 1, 2009

    My Baby Girl Is Gone

    It has been a month and I still can't believe it. My beautiful baby girl has crossed that rainbow bridge. Her playmate still looks for her, and it breaks my heart. She was only 4 1/2 years old and got a uterine infection. We couldn't afford the expensive vet treatments and...
    Treehugger77 Treehugger77
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    Abby And Lymphomia

    I have a beautiful 6 yr old great Dane. 3 months ago I found huge lumps on her neck. I called and made a vet appt got on line and the first thing that came up was lymphomia!!! I freaked! ! Couldn't be...so I got of and waited for her appt ... Sure enough thats what the vet said...
    abbyforever abbyforever
    41-45, F
    Oct 30, 2012

    New Parents To A Little Girl Great Dane

    Hello there everyone, My name is Alicia and my other half and I will be picking up our new addition to the family in 2 weeks. Neither one of use has ever had a great dane before, so we have many many questions. Maybe you can all help me out. What is the best dry food for a great...
    alijean89 alijean89
    26-30, F
    Nov 10, 2013
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