Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted November 13, 2013
My very first experience with great dane has started here recently when we got a mixed breed puppy. He is Great Dane and Doberman cross. He is the cutest thing ever. He is so much different than a regular breed dog. This is my first experience with a large breed. He is a large puppy for sure and when accidents happen they are large too. But we spoke with our vet and even though he is a puppy, the vet suggested to just feed him large breed dog food. He said that with the extra stuff put in puppy food he could grow too fast and that can be hard on their bones and body when they get older. They require more space and regular exercise to develop properly and stay healthy. A friend had adopted an older mastiff and he was kept in a kennel until he was about a year old and his bones didn't develop enough. So we are going to make sure we do the right things with this puppy. He is very friendly and very smart. There isn't the stubborn issues you can get from other breeds and it doesn't take him very long to learn something. I am really enjoying this guy.