PROS AND CONS OF OWNING A GREAT DANOODLE

Great Danoodle 20 Milestone Challenges
Great Danoodle 20 Milestone Challenges

I would like to elaborate on the pros and cons of owning a great Danoodle. To begin with, they are very large dogs that are great to have for a family. This loyal dog breed is a Great Dane poodle mix. This Great Dane poodle mix, also known as a Danoodle, has a very calm spirit. The Danoodle temperament is not one that is overly active though they do love to play. This Great Danoodle usually grows to be 22-27 inches tall and weighs about 75-100 pounds. 

They have a sweet danoodle temperament and fur that is very dense and wavy. Though these Danoodles are typically great dogs to have around the family, it is not a widely known dog. It is becoming a more popular large breed hybrid dog. Below are some of the pros and cons of why you may want to choose a Danoodle as your next best friend.

PROS OF OWNING A GREAT DANOODLE

Though there are pros and cons of owning one of these dogs, many people think that the pros outweigh the cons. Let’s take a look!

Temperament

The Danoodle is loyal to the family that they belong too. Once you bring them into your family and show them, unconditional love, they will return the favor. They will always love you, protect you, and have your family’s back. If you ever need someone to cuddle with you and go wherever you go, this is the breed that you want to get. 

The fact that even though they look large and in charge, they are actually very easy going and laid back. The poodle side of the hybrid is the side that is energetic and playful. They will love to tussle with you and go to exercise outside with you. The Great Dane part of the dog is more laid back and just happy to be around their people not doing much. This means that the dog will be very gentle around children and will never intentionally hurt a small child. They will be happy to lay by your feet while you watch tv. Some will also get excited and love to play when you throw the ball for them. They are the perfect mix between the two hybrids; fun and chill at the same time!

Very Protective

Great Danoodle
Great Danoodle

The nice thing about these dogs is that they are gentle giants. They love their families so deeply that they will get very protective of them. With the right training, they can be trained to be excellent guard dogs. Danoodles tend to learn very quickly. They will always love their family. Great Danes were bred long ago to be fearless hunters. They would guard people’s properties, so being the guard dog for the family is not something out of the ordinary. 

 The cool thing about a Great Danoodle is that they do not have to do much to intimidate. Their size will tend to threaten anything that might be a threat to their family. Their pure size and bark alone are to scare anything away before they could ever get defensive. 

Great Danoodle Can Coexist With Other Pets

It is important to start socializing your Great Danoodle from an early age. They don’t realize their size and can hurt a cat or other dog unintentionally. This is why socializing them while they are young will teach them how to interact with other pets. They will also adapt to playing gently in the home without getting too rough. This will allow everyone to exist at home in harmony. 

Grooming a Great Danoodle

This breed does have very dense and wavy hair, which we will talk about later, but it is not a long hair. This means that they do not need regular grooming. Their fur does not get matted every time they play outside or sweat. They do not have to get brushed every single day as other breeds do. They only need to be brushed once a week and washed bi-monthly with a gentle dog shampoo. 

Training

 Great Danoodles are extremely smart! By taking everything into account, Poodles are one of the most intelligent breeds to own. They catch onto training so quickly and remember it. Then again, on the other hand, Danes are very laid back, patient, and sensitive. Putting the two factors together means that the breed is hyper-aware, very smart, and patient. You will not have to train them aggressively or for long periods. They are a fast learner.

Big Dog, Big House

Outdoor Wooden Dog House
Outdoor Wooden Dog House

You may think that because they are so large, you need a huge house and yard. The goods news is that they are actually quite comfortable in apartments. They will try to follow you everywhere you go. Most will be your shadow whenever you let them. They are also content just to lay around and be lazy. It would be best if you committed to taking them for long walks or runs every day. Great Danoodles love to go to dog parks where they can play without a leash to get some pent-up energy out. If you live in an apartment, do not give up on your dream of owning one of these amazing large breeds. They are happy to lounge around as long as you are there to love on them!

CONS OF OWNING A GREAT DANOODLE

The list of pros for owning a great danoodle is surprising. They are clearly a great breed to have even around the family. They will love you as much as you love them! Even though owning a Great Danoodle is fantastic, they are not perfect. So let us explore a few shortcomings of this fabulous breed. It would help if you considered a few cons before you decide on owning a Great Danoodle. Below are a few cons that you need to consider before you commit. 

Lifespan

Perhaps the biggest con when learning about the pros and cons of owning a great Danoodle, This unusual breed is the fact that they simply do not live very long lives. This is basically due to their large size. The larger the dog is, the shorter their lifespan is going to be, which means that your Danoodle has a lifespan of roughly 6 to 9 years in total. This is incredibly important to keep in mind before getting a one. Once you bring them in and make them a part of your family, you will get attached. It can be hard letting go. However, once you come to terms with this fact, you will be sure to love and enjoy every year you and your pup have together. 

Great Danoodle Health Report

Dr. Becker's Real Food for Danoodles
Dr. Becker’s Real Food for Danoodles

It is essential to keep in mind that Great Danes alone are very susceptible to having some health issues. This can cost you a lot of money to treat and can shorten their short life span. They could lose a year or two of longevity. They are more likely to suffer from heart problems because of their size. Also, they often suffer from bone and joint issues. As long as you keep this in mind and make sure to take them to the vet on a regular basis, they should stay healthy for much longer. 

They shed a lot!

Good question of the pros and cons of owning a great Danoodle. As mentioned above, they have very dense and wavy hair. Even though it is not very long, it does shed a lot. You will more than likely find yourself having to vacuum up a lot of hair off of your floors and furniture. You will find some on your clothes every time they touch you. As long as regular sweeping or vacuuming does not bother you, it should not be too much of an issue. 

Maintenence 

Because they are so large, they have to eat a lot of food several times a day. They are going to require a lot more food and treats than a smaller dog breed. These factors could add up quickly. Take this into consideration when purchasing your Danoodle. Make sure you can afford what your dog is going to consume. There have been times when a dog becomes neglected because they cost too much to feed.

As mentioned above, they are also going to have to visit the vet to get shots and other treatments occasionally. Flea treatments can undoubtedly cost more than it would for other dogs. 

 In Conclusion

I genuinely hope that that this article has taught you a little bit more about the pros and cons of owning a great Danoodle. I tried to give you more than enough information to make a more intelligent decision. You can now decide whether a Great Danoodle is the right one for you. They may be giants, but they are gentle giants that will love you and your family for as long as they are alive.

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