Ten Awesome Great Dane Mixes (Includes some you’ve probably never heard of)
#1: Saint Dane
We’re starting things off with the The Saint Dane. This breed is a mix between the Great Dane and a St. Bernard. They usually weigh between 120 and 190 pounds and can be 2 feet tall on their four legs.
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Also known as the Great Bernard or Bernardane, most Saint Danes have a coat that tends to be short and silky. Common colors include brindle, black, white and fawn.
They are very affectionate, friendly, extremely people-centric, and good with kids. On the flip side however, they tend to drool quite a bit, eat an enormous amount of food and do require quite a bit of exercise.
Saint Danes have a life expectancy between 7 to 10 years.
#2: Weiler Dane
The Weiler Dane breed is the combination of a Great Dane with a Rottweiler. These dogs tend to weigh on average between 80 and 190 pounds.
With a short and shiny coat, the Weiler Dane is a big and muscular breed. While they shed moderately, these dogs are easy to brush.
The Weiler Dane are known for being intelligent and loyal and are also prone to show a lot of love. However, they do require a lot of space and need to get plenty of playtime outdoors.
Weiler Dane have a life expectancy between 7 to 10 years.
#3: Irish Dane Or Great Wolfhound
Irish Dane are the result of the mix between a Great Dane and an Irish Wolfhound. This is a big breed; they tend to be between 32 and 38 inches tall and they can weigh between 100 and 200 pounds.
Despite their size, the Irish Dane are incredibly gentle and affectionate dogs. However, they need a lot of room to run so this is definitely not an apartment breed.
It is also important to mention that the Irish Dane are slow to mature. So, you may get a challenging puppy.
Irish Dane have a life expectancy between 6 to 10 years.
#4: Great Shepherd
The Great Shepherd breed results from the cross of a Great Dane and a German Shepherd. They usually weigh between 50 and 190 pounds.
This breed is becoming more popular every day due to its adorable looks.
Great Shepherds tend to be smart, well behaved, and very protective. However, they are also curious and energetic and as a result they will need a lot of exercise.
As a word of caution, you need to properly socialize these dogs as soon as you can, since most of these dogs usually have a natural apprehension towards strangers which comes from their German Shepherd side.
Great Shepherds have a life expectancy between 7 to 10 years.
#5: Great Danesky
The Great Danesky is as a result of the mix between a Great Dane and a Siberian Husky and they usually weigh between 35 to 190 pounds.
In most cases, you will get a Great Dane body with a more Husky-like appearance. So, of course, this is another big breed.
In most cases you can expect a dog that has a calm personality and one that needs to release some level of hyperactivity which comes from the Husky parent. They are usually independent but sweet at the same time.
The Great Danesky tends to shed seasonally and year-round and they need a good recall training program.
The Great Danesky has a life expectancy between 7 to 14 years.
We now move onto a breed with one of the most formidable sounding names there is. The Doberdane breed is the combination of a Great Dane with a Doberman and they usually weigh between 60 to 190 pounds.
Most Doberdane are both muscular and large and they usually have coarse and short hair. Other characteristics of this breed include a tail that should be left undocked and large feet.
The Doberdane is very energetic and is incredibly responsive to training. Since they are people-oriented and protective, they are a great pet.
Labradanes are the result of a mix of a Great Dane with a Labrador.
Most Labradane tend to be over 100 pounds and 2 feet tall making them very big. As can be expected, this is a bit of a trend with Great Dane mixes.
With dense, short, and shiny fur, Labradane shed all year long and seasonally. Definitely not for anyone interested in a hypoallergenic breed.
Labradane are usually very friendly and enthusiastic, and they are easy to train. Also, since these dogs are devoted and affectionate, they are a great family pet.
Labradane have a life expectancy between 7 to 12 years.
#8: Great Danoodle
The Great Danoodle breed is the surprising result of the combination of a Great Dane with a Poodle. So, you can never actually be 100% sure of what will turn out. They usually weigh between 40 to 190 pounds.
Nevertheless, you can always expect a devoted dog that is willing to protect and love his family.
The Great Danoodle require little maintenance since they only shed lightly if at all. This hypoallergenic tendency is due to the Poodle side of the family.
The Boxane is the result of the mix between a Great Dane and a Boxer. As you can imagine, this will certainly be a big dog with short and shiny hair. They usually weigh between 50 to 190 pounds.
As a word of caution, since the Boxer has a flat face, Boxane may suffer from digestive, respiratory, and eye conditions.
Boxane have a life expectancy between 7 to 12 years.
The Daneiff breed is the combination of a Great Dane with a Mastiff. This is another big breed that should have at least 25 inches in height and weigh 110 pounds. However, on average, this dog tends to weigh between 110 and 230 pounds.
In most cases, Daneiff dogs have a thick body covered with a short coat that is easy to maintain.
With an easygoing personality, the Daneiff can live in an apartment despite its size. However, you also need to know that due to the Mastiff’s flat face, the Daneiff dogs may suffer from digestive and respiratory health problems.
Daneiffs have a life expectancy between 6 to 10 years.
That’s it for another post. Hope you guys enjoyed this one and feel free to let me know in the comments section which Great Dane mix you think should have made the list.