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They are gentle giants, also known as the 'Apollo' of dogs.

  • Origin:

    Germany

  • Average size:

    Large

  • Weight Range:

    Male: 54 - 90 kg

    Female: 45 - 59 kg

    Height Range:

    Male: 76 - 86 cm

    Female: 71 - 81 cm

  • Lifespan:

    8 - 10 years

    Bred For:

    They were originally bred to hunt wild boar.

  • Characteristics:

    Despite their size and appearance, they are friendly, sociable, mild-mannered and easy-going dogs.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    They love to play and are good with children and other pets.

  • Health Risks:

    Bloat, hip dysplasia, cardiomyopathy, allergies, osteosarcoma

    Grooming Requirements:

    They require regular brushing.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They require 30-60 minutes of daily exercise, in the form of long walks or at a large yard to play in.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    They require protein, carbohydrates and fat.