Q: How much do Great Danes usually cost?
I’m thinking of getting a Great Dane and was wondering how much they cost? I’ve always wanted a big dog because they make me feel protected. I’m not looking for breeding quality.
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Answer by tankstar1985
The initial cost? Or the lifelong cost? The initial cost of buying a dog is cheap. A great dane's life span is around 8 years, and they can get very "sick" in the older years which make them very very expensive. Everything you buy for them (collars, leads toys, bed etc.) is double price because of the size of it. Food will be a lot, but not as much as you think. The puppies are at least 800+ dollars. Always buy from a good breeder, especially when getting a large breed dog because of all the hip problems that can occur when dogs are poorly bred. I would look at the AKC or CKC website for good breeders.
Answer by jessi
They range from 500-1000, it depends where you look. It’s always good to adopt rescue dogs and they are usually about 700 dollars. If you want to check your local aspca adoption fees are usually cheaper there.
Answer by eadmon
Expect to spent about 100 a month on food, heart guard and flea medication. A Great Dane is not for everyone – I have plenty that were turned in to prove that. They are my personal favorite because they make me laugh out loud every single day.
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Answer by Stephanie V
The puppy itself can cost from 400-1500. Don't buy anything under 400. You'd just be supporting a backyard breeder, or chances are something is wrong with the animal. Also, check your local Dane rescue.
Then there's the expense of shots, and getting the animal fixed. For my large dog i spend maybe 60 dollars a month feeding him.
Answer by bignuttdanes
The best place to look for a good Great Dane is still with a show breeder. Although you are not looking for 'breeding' quality, you have a better chance of getting a healthy puppy from a breeder that has taken the time to research their pedigrees, health test their breeding stock and show the breeding animals to their Championships. Every litter will have some pets available.
Cost is always depended on a few things. How many puppies were in the litter? Color, pedigree, reputation of the breeder, etc. Just do your research, not all show breeders are ethical. A good breeder can spend thousands producing a good litter of Dane puppies. They recoup that some of the cost with the price of puppies.
A good reputable breeder will be more expensive than one that is not. A well bred pet puppy from ethical show breeder of any color are generally $ 1200-1500. Sometimes as high as $ 2000
BYB breeders tend to be $ 1000 and less. But hold on to your wallet with vet bills. Good health in a Great Dane really starts off with the parents good health. It must be tested and certified. A lot more than the local vet saying they were OK to breed.
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Most Danes make poor guard dogs. They are indoor, 'hanging with their people' kind of dogs.
Answer by macmommagnum
The cost really depends on the breeder and with GREAT DANE breed, I suggest you find one who REALLY knows this breed – – I WILL warn you though – – this breed is NOT naturally a good protector despite their size – actually, they tend to be big babies and are sweet in nature, not very aggressive at all unless they want to get into bed with you at night.
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They also are prone to very serious heart conditions causing early and sudden death – if feeling PROTECTED is what you seek, please look in to Doberman, German or Belgian Shepard, Bull Terrier (not to be confused with "pit" bull), and of course Rotties. There are also many medium AND small dogs that are VERY protective, such as the Lhasa Apso!
Answer by Jahpson
Adopt a dog, and it may just very well be cheaper.
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