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Great Golden Dane (Great Dane x Golden Retriever)

An energetic and lively breed, the Great Golden Dane would be as gentle as the Great Dane and as happy as the Golden Retriever. Because of their even-temperament, they are a perfect choice for those desiring a cute, cuddly family pet. Their fierce, intimidating appearance and protective nature make them an excellent guard dog like their Golden Retriever parent. Despite their high energy levels, they should not be allowed to exercise much since it might trigger arthritis, a condition that these breeds are highly prone to.

Great Golden Dane

Dog Profile

Other Names Great Dane Golden Retriever mix
Breed Registry Details ACHC, DRA
Common Physical Features Longish body; broad, rectangular head; long, deep muzzle; almond-shaped eyes; high-set, hanging ears; slightly curved tail
Coat Type Short, smooth, single-layered (like the Great Dane); or a double coat (like the Golden Retriever)
Colours Black, white, cream, brindle, blue
Life Expectancy 8-10 years
Size Big
Height Male: 69-74 cm; Female: 65-69 cm;
Weight Male: 42-64 kg; Female: 35-45 kg
Litter Size 5-7 puppies
Personality Loyal, affectionate, devoted, intelligent, friendly
Kids-Friendly Yes (but they could inherit the Golden Retriever’s boisterous attitude while interacting with little ones)
Animal-Friendly Moderate (could display a pushy or dominant behaviour towards other pets)
Climate Compatibility Moderate (may not prefer hot temperatures like the Golden Retriever)
Care Level Moderate
Exercise Requirements Moderate:  Walking and Jogging (45 minutes)
Grooming Needs Moderate
Coat Brushing Regular (Once a day)
Bathing Occasional (Once a month)
Eyes and Ears Cleaning Frequent (Once a week)
Brushing of Teeth Regular (Once a day)
Nail Clipping Frequent (Once in every two weeks)
Adults 3-4.5 cups dry dog food per day
Puppies ½-1 cup puppy food at two months, with the amount increasing till it is two years old
Hypoallergenic No
Barking Capacity Minimal to Excessive (like the Golden Retriever, emitting a high-pitched bark quite often)
Trainability High
Probable Health Problems Bloating, hip dysplasia and heart problems (seen in both the Great Dane and Golden Retriever)
Origin USA

Suitable Names for Your Great Golden Dane


  • Goldie
  • Mike
  • Sandy
  • Buttercup
  • Happy


  • Sona
  • Emily
  • Ambar
  • Fluffy
  • Sasha

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