Can a child ride a great dane?

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Dogs, even giant breeds like Great Danes, are not built to be ridden.

The muscles in their backs cannot support the weight of a child.

Children riding on the back of their family dog is very dangerous for the animal, and the child, even if you have one of the giant breeds as your family pet.

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Great Dane Dog Breed

They are generally considered to be gentle giants and good-natured family pets. But, as with all breeds, Great Danes can become aggressive. They are extremely territorial dogs and can attack with little warning. A Great Dane bite can have a serious and life-altering impact on victims.
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Great Danes can be gentle giants if properly trained and cared for as they already belong among the very emotional and sensitive group of dogs! But, if not trained and socialized from an early age, they can become quite dangerous and aggressive!

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While most Great Danes aren't nuisance barkers, if allowed to develop barking as a habit, they'll have what's probably the loudest, deepest, most far-carrying bark of any canine… The short coat is easy to care for, although the Dane does shed and it can seem like a lot of hair since he's a lot of dog.
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10. Great Dane.

Great Danes can be gentle giants if properly trained and cared for as they already belong among the very emotional and sensitive group of dogs! But, if not trained and socialized from an early age, they can become quite dangerous and aggressive!

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Great Danes can be gentle giants if properly trained and cared for as they already belong among the very emotional and sensitive group of dogs! But, if not trained and socialized from an early age, they can become quite dangerous and aggressive!
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They will guard their home.

Great Danes generally get along with other animals, particularly if raised with them, but some individuals in the breed can be aggressive with dogs they do not know.

Great Danes are considered easy to train, but some Great Dane fanciers say that individuals can be stubborn learners.

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Yes, Great Danes can be very clumsy during their high-growth puppy phases. Because their bodies grow so rapidly, it takes them time to re-learn coordinated movements, therefore increasing their clumsiness. This period will be most pronounced through their first year of life.
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