This Section Covers THE COMMON And Expected Growth Rate of an excellent Dane

This section covers the common and expected growth rate of an excellent Dane. However, you should remember that you can find so many factors that influence growth and your own dog might slightly deviate from these averages despite the fact that they are healthy.

Here is a detailed chart showing the expected growth, weight and height of an excellent Dane at various stages of these life.

From birth, an excellent Dane will continue steadily to mature until the of 2 to 3 three years old. Other Great Danes may be slightly taller on the second and third year and there are others that will pick up bodyweight during this stage.

So if your Great Dane slightly deviate in either direction from the common values provided in the chart you should not be worried. colors The ultimate size of your Great Dane would depend on many factors like genetics you may not maintain full control of. Other factors like diet and nutrition also play a major role in determining the final size of one’s Great Dane.

It is important to give a nutritionally balanced diet for your Great Dane if you want them to maintain the required slow and steady growth.

The keyword is balanced nutrition. Undernutrition can result in your dog having a low body weight and other diseases that are related to nutrient deficiencies. Alternatively, according to a study on the relation between nutrition and bone growth in large and giant dog breeds like Great Danes figured overnutrition in dogs from the bigger breeds exaggerates this tendency to generate osteopenia by increasing the rates of skeletal growth and remodeling of the newly formed cancellous bone.

The next sections covers more about Great Dane weight, height and some of the factors that influence growth.

As mentioned earlier, there are numerous factors that influence the final size your Great Dane can get so you might find yours slightly deviating in either direction from these averages. The real problem and a reason for concern is whenever your dog is deviating from these averages by much bigger margins.

Great Danes usually grow very big and this is one of the reason they were originally bred for hunting. A report on Great Dane history shows that the breed was always large but what really changed was their aggressive temperament to become a gentle family dog.

Factors like genetics, gender and nutrition greatly influence the ultimate size of one’s Great Dane but many dogs across the breed will stop growing between your ages of 18 and 24 months old.

Whenever a Great Dane is fully grown a male shouldn’t be less than 30 inches at the shoulders, but the preferred size is 32 inches or even more and the shoulder size should be well proportioned to his height. The feminine shall not be less than 28 inches at the shoulders, but it is preferable that she be 30 inches or even more, providing she actually is well proportioned to her height.

There are so many factors which will affect the final weight of one’s Great Dane however the major ones are genetics, gender and nutrition. If your pet slightly deviates from the averages in either direction then there is no need to worry. The real reason behind concern is when your Great Dane is overweight or underweight.

If your Great Dane is underweight this may be considered a symptom of an underlying disease or condition which means you will have to work closely together with your veterinarian to determine the root cause. Here are some of the reasons why your dog might have a minimal body weight.