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Irish Dane (Great Dane x Irish Wolfhound)

Sweet, and sociable, the Irish Dane excels as a wonderful companion dog. With the famous sighthound, the Irish Wolfhound as one of its parents, this breed possesses strong guarding skills, emerging as a fierce protector of its family. Often used for tracking activities, this breed too like the Irish Wolfhound suffers from immense pangs of separation anxiety, especially if left alone for prolonged periods.

Irish Dane

Dog Profile

Other Names Great Dane Irish Wolfhound mix
Breed Registry Details ACHC, DRA
Common Physical Features Muscular built; sleek body; rectangular head; half-pricked ears; deep-set eyes; straight forelegs; rounded feet; long, slightly curved tail
Coat Type Short or medium, rough and harsh
Colours White, black, fawn, blue, silver, gray, brindle, golden, cream, red, merle
Life Expectancy 7-10 years
Size Big
Height Male: 84-88 cm; Female: 76-83 cm
Weight Male: 54-68 kg; Female: 45-60 kg
Litter Size 4-8 puppies
Personality Friendly, social, gentle, affectionate, alert, intelligent, loyal
Kids-Friendly Yes (keeping its size in mind supervision is needed when it interacts with little ones)
Animal-Friendly Moderate (could prey upon smaller animals, upon inheriting the Irish Wolfhound’s chasing instincts)
Climate Compatibility Moderate (could have an inclination towards cold weather if it takes more to the Irish Wolfhound’s side)
Care Level Moderate
Exercise Requirements Moderate:  Walking (30-40 minutes a day); Jogging (optional)
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 Frequent (Three to four times a week)
Nail Clipping Frequent (Once in every two weeks)
Adults 4.5-6 cups dry dog food per day
Puppies ½-1 ½ cup puppy food at two months, with the amount increasing till it is two years old
Hypoallergenic No
Barking Capacity Minimal (emits a deep bark during an emergency)
Trainability High to Moderate
Probable Health Problems Bloating, joint dysplasia, eye and heart problems (like its parents)
Origin USA

Did You Know

  • The Irish Dane puppies come between $300 and $1500.

Suitable Names for an Irish Dane


  • Sundar
  • Champ
  • Tito
  • Dodo
  • Raja


  • Tara
  • Sitara
  • Jasmine
  • Nicky
  • Sundari

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