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Great Dane Pros And Cons

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The Great Dane, also known as the Apollo of Dogs, is one of the largest breed of dogs. This short-haired, mild-mannered and people-oriented breed makes a great family dog for those who don't mind having a large pet around the house. The only negative part about having a Great Dane for a pet is its short life span. On average, a Great Dane's life span is between 7 to 10 years. They are prone to several health problems such as orthopedic issues, cancer and heart conditions. For years, breeders and experts strived to reduce these health conditions from occurring but many of them cannot be eliminated. In 2003, the Health and Welfare Committee of the Great Dane Club of America released a list of major health problems afflicting Great Danes.
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