; Children - Both the Great Dane and Mastiff are great with children. A Great Dane will eat far larger quantities of food than a small dog, so feeding is going to cost a lot more for a Great Dane than, say, for a tiny Chihuahua. You will sometimes see a puppy described using more than one term, in example, Medium Large. A solid gray Great Dane male, he was measured at 43 inches at the shoulder. The Tiger would probably be ok for up to ten great danes. Not many people know a wolf is at least as tall as a great dane or irish wolfhound. There are also drawings of these dogs on Egyptian monuments from roughly 3000 B.C. This big dog can live up to 10 years of age or so. Most of answers here emphasised a pretty big/specialised breed dog vs a wolf. Your dog will be tired too. Known as the Deutsche Dogge or Apollo of dogs, the giant-breed Great Dane hails from Germany and not Denmark as many people believe. It inhabits vast areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Check his teeth regularly as dental disease can affect other areas of the body too. Zeus was 3 feet 8 inches tall and it weighed 150 pounds. We got him when he was seven weeks old. Older dogs battle more with this heart disease and it is also more common in some dog breeds of which the Irish Wolfhound is one. Having had the honor of having both a wolf/dog and a 100% wolf in my life as companions, I feel I am somewhat qualified to speak to something on the wolf issue. As a puppy he will need to be de-wormed which will happen with this 6 week check up. Due to size and/or weight, certain items bear a shipping surcharge or special handling fee, which will still apply. That is why it is important not to make him do any vigorous exercise till he is at least 18 months of age, as these exercises can put a lot of stress on the joints and bones which can lead to hip dysplasia later on. Despite its huge size, Great Dane is not necessarily the tallest and the heaviest breed in the world. Big Means Tall . AKC official standards list 30 and 32 inches at the shoulder as the minimum acceptable height for females and males, respectively, for the Irish wolfhound, with an ideal maximum of 34 inches in height. He stands at about 81 to 86cm and weighs roughly 48 to 54kg. It is a huge dog, and despite its massive size, it is a lap dog by nature, very friendly, devoted as well as loving. Wolves were domesticated several thousand years ago, and selective breeding produced dogs. Big-dog breeders should take this into consideration. There are two widely recognized species of wolves in the world, the red and the gray. If you feed your dog a commercially manufactured food, make sure its one of the top quality brands. All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. While this animal can reach a record height and weight, and definitely needs plenty of space to stretch those long legs, the Great Dane breed is an incredibly friendly and lovable companion and a great addition to any household! You should be able to easily see his waist and he should not have any excess fat anywhere on his body. For weight, the AKC specifies no limits but calls only for a well-muscled appearance. The upper- and lower chambers of the heart are enlarged and the heart isn’t able to pump blood out properly. Answer by stephanie It would depend on the size/age if the wolf and also the size/age of the dog… BUT there is a video on youtube of one wolfhound taking down TWO wolves… Answer by joesmania I didn't see a wolfhound in that film. If you aren't sure about what food would most benefit your Great Dane, ask your vet. A Great Dane will eat far larger quantities of food than a small dog, so feeding is going to cost a lot more for a Great Dane than, say, for a tiny Chihuahua. The next challenge, of course, would be to find a suitable host to incubate a genetically engineered Dire Wolf fetus; presumably, a carefully prepared Great Dane or Grey Wolf … He loves his own human family, and becomes unhappy and ‘down-in-the-dumps’ when separated from his family members for too long. 1 decade ago. The wolf is a common motif in the foundational mythologies and cosmologies of peoples throughout Eurasia and North America (corresponding to the historical extent of the habitat of the gray wolf). They’re pretty big (click for VIDEO) if not compared to giant breeds (Caucasian Shepherd vs Great Dane, Caucasian Shepherd vs Saint Bernard). great dane vs wolf? Page 1 of 3 Official Standard of the Great Dane General Appearance: The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. He isn’t the kind of dog though that you want to turn into your running partner when you go jogging or cycling. Allowing him to become lazy and overweight will be a death sentence for this large dog. Irish Wolfhounds are typically taller though the tallest dog was a Great Dane. A hungry wolf is a deadly animal. The intelligence, bravery and fearless nature of the dog meant that he was sought after for this task. Both breeds stand more than 30 inches tall and can weigh up to 200 pounds, making them effective protection by looks alone. But let’s talk about an average dog and an average wolf. Bone cancer can strike any dog, but you’ll find in more commonly with larger dog breeds. Even though he is a gentle giant, he will still require training and socialization just because of his size. The name of these domestic dogs are derived from the purpose of their past wolf-hunting skills, and not for their outward appearance. Anyone who takes a look at this dog will say that it is a giant. Very likely a Caucasian Ovcharka also. Whatever it is, it is not a wolfhound. Overall Great Danes tend to be heavier than Irish wolfhounds, who are on average the taller of the two breeds. Include home-made cooked food such as chicken, rice and vegetables into his kibble from time to time, and also try to feed him some raw meat occasionally. This is one of the few dog breeds that you can’t really call social. Great Danes are a breed of giant dogs known for their imposing size and weight paired with a gentle demeanor. The Great Dane is also known as the gentle giant, and rightfully so. Anyone who wants a Great Dane must be willing to accommodate this dog's great size. Although having a Dane as a pet is an absolute delight, many first-time Dane parents do not know the growth stages of this breed, thus not knowing what to expect. Irish Wolfhound may have less litter size than Great Dane. However, some very large dogs may produce tracks of about this size. He takes his role as family protector seriously and even though he is quiet, he is ready to take on anyone who threatens his property. A Great Dane named Zeus, who stands 44 inches tall beat George by an inch in 2013 to become the tallest dog and the new tallest dog ever. It can tend to be aggressive with animals he isn’t familiar with. Lv 5. He is an intelligent dog and is eager to please so he'll learn easily. The Irish Wolfhound is a gentle, quiet, soft-natured, easy-going dog and even though it is such a large dog, it doesn’t throw it’s weight around but is calm and patient around the elderly and children in the home. Your vet will do X-rays and other tests, but unfortunately the prognosis isn’t usually good. The average wolf track is about 4 inches long and 4 inches wide. Speak to your vet about how to ensure you feed your puppy in such a way that he doesn’t grow too quickly. Giant George was proclaimed on Feb. 15, 2010 by the Guinness Book of World Records to be both the tallest living dog and the world's tallest dog ever. It is likely that you can no longer carry your pup around. The Great Dane is a very old breed, known as the "Apollo of all dogs." If heavy stands for anything, Great Danes and Irish wolfhounds have nothing on the Guinness Book of World Records English mastiffs. Fresh, cool water must be available to your Irish Wolfhound around the clock. The head is square and very large. He can stand anything between 76–86cm in height and weigh around 54–90kg. Wild wolf always attacks its prey to feed itself. Both so much bigger (in length and height) than people realise. When making comparisons between dog breeds, bragging rights are generally claimed by fond owners based upon the breed of their dog. He is an intelligent dog, but even so he may be quite resistant to training as he is strong-willed and determined to have his own way. Are you sure what you got is a great dane and not a wolf? The double coat which can be fawn, red, white, grey, black or brindle is straight to wavy. Apr 4, 2012 - Explore Juanice Nicholson's board "Giant Dogs", followed by 4547 people on Pinterest. 3 Answers. In the hoary past, they were used by their masters in hunting and guarding purposes. Mitch . When mentioning the name “Great Dane”, size is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Im yet to see a Great Dane that has reache dthe size of a wolfhound though. This chart explains what those terms mean in actual weight. Hard to tell for sure with the shaky view. You already asked this and got a bunch of answers. Catch up to date videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn23No0so0I&list=PL_7kS7duPEKp3O8JaRjvp9UDZDob8_HdA … Every Great Dane owner who has ever walked his full-grown dog on a leash in public has heard that line -- but mastiffs sometimes loom even larger. 1 decade ago. The tail is long and held low. The German Shepherd is a large-sized dog, who weighs between 50 and 90 pounds. Quick Summary Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.