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Megan J.

09/08/2022

Great Dane

Great fit, Dibs arrived safe and sound and he is a healthy and kind puppy! Communication throughout the process was a bit challenging at times, but we ultimately have a lovely puppy that we love!

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Great Dane Characteristics

Great Danes are by far one of the largest breeds in the canine world. Though they might look a tad intimidating when they can come up to your belly button or higher, they’re one of the best-natured dogs around. For all of their size, Great Danes are sweet, affectionate pets. They love to play and are gentle with children.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Accommodating

The textbook definition of “Gentle Giant”, the Great Dane typically stands between 26-34 inches at the shoulder and can weigh anywhere between 100-200 pounds! A large friend indeed, the Great Dane has built a reputation for being one of the most friendly and social breeds around. 

Originally bred to hunt wild boar, the ferociousness necessary to track down such a wild beast was eventually bred out of the Great Dane you see today. The Great Dane was developed long ago from Mastiff-type dogs, but they're considered more refined than other descendants of this ancient breed.  Often found in blue or harlequin, the Great Dane comes in a variety of coats.

Even given their fundamental gentle nature, it's wise to give them obedience training classes when they're young. Their sheer size alone could make them impossible to control when they're an adult, regardless of how naturally well-mannered they are.

Cost is an important factor when you get a dog of this size--collars, veterinary care, and food are all more expensive for big dogs. In addition, you'll need both a crate and a vehicle that are large enough to hold your Great Dane comfortably. While Great Danes are very easy to get along with, there are numerous factors that make these dogs better suited for experienced dog owners.

How dog-friendly is Lafayette?

Dogs are part of the family. If your pup is to thrive and have an enjoyable life, it’s important to ensure you live in a pet-friendly environment. There are many factors that determine whether a city is pet-friendly. Dog-friendly businesses, access to dog parks and hiking trails, and rentals that allow dogs are just some of the things that improve the quality of life for your dog.


Lafayette is great in many of these areas, which is why it is widely considered a very pet-friendly city.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lafayette

Lafayette and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and stretch its legs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Beaulieu Park Dog Park, Brown Memorial Dog Park, Raising Cane’s Dog Park, and Veteran’s Park.  


Lafayette and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Bayou Vermilion Nature Trail, Acadiana Park Nature Station, and Beaver Park.   

Life in Lafayette with a dog

Lafayette has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bit to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area are Carpe Diem, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Green Room, Deano’s Pizza, and Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant. 


Lafayette has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting Lafayette, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Maison Mouton Bed & Breakfast, Staybridge Suites Lafayette Airport, and Home2 Suites.  

Popular dog breeds in Lafayette

Lafayette is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Boxers, German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Rottweilers, and French Bulldogs. No matter which breed you want to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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