How Much Exercise Does a Great Dane Dog Need?
Looking to adopt a Great Dane and want to know how much exercise does a Great Dane Dog need?
According to pet experts, Great Dane Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require daily exercise.
Like most dogs, Great Danes require daily walks to maintain their health. However, it is important not to over exercise this breed, particularly when young. Great Dane puppies grow very large, very fast, which puts them at risk of joint and bone problems. Because of a puppy's natural energy, Dane owners often take steps to minimize activity while the dog is still growing.
Top 5 Laziest Dog Breeds
They need a big backyard to run around in all day so that they can expend all that pent-up energy. Nonetheless, there are various other breeds that are on the reverse end of the spectrum. If you do not have enough time or energy to play with your pooch for many hours a day, then there are specific breeds ideal for your lifestyle.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They usually tend to be rather aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you leave for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make terrific cuddle friends.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred predominantly as a lapdog and buddy, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel succeeds at its original job. The breed is gentle, loving and would much rather be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are really lazy canines that are delicate and affectionate towards their families. Although they require small exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus usually tend to not be especially fond of going outdoors. Many times, they will get lots of exercise simply walking the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight commonly maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are confined to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are fairly non-active. One walk a day is all you need to guarantee these dogs get a good workout.
Great Dane Information
The Great Dane is gentle, loving, easygoing and sensitive. It is generally good with children (although its friendly overtures may overwhelm a small child) and usually friendly toward other dogs and pets. It is powerful but sensitive and responsive to training. It makes a pleasant, well-mannered family companion.
What to do if you lose your Great Dane
If your Great Dane Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Phone the nearby vet clinics to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.
4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Great Dane
If you find a Great Dane Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered owner of the pet.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.