Health In the Great Dane
Unfortunately when one trys to fool mother nature, whether it's playing around with size or changing conformation to extremes, she often fights back with problems that affect the health of the animal. Bull Dogs are conformed so that they cannot be whelped naturally due to the breeders insistance on those huge heads. Dachshunds are often affected by back problems due to the unnaturally long back in contrast to the short legs. And then we have the giant breeds who must grow as much in a year as most people do in 18 years. This causes many health problems, usually orthopedic ones. But there are many other health issues affecting Great Danes and any future or current owner needs to be aware of them. To that end we've included the following information.
DEVELOPMENTAL & BONE DISEASES
DISEASES OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
CANINE HEALTH REGISTRIES
LINKS TO OTHER HEALTH INFORMATION