Here is a great article from Paw Nation about the Great Dane Dog breed – 10 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Own “Marmaduke”. This dog breed is sure to become popular now that the new movie, Marmaduke, is coming out.
If you are still considering getting a Great Dane dog breed after reading this article, also consider where you get him from. There are going to be several unscrupulous dog breeders out there taking advantage of this opportunity. They are going to breed dogs without care or concern about any genetic health traits they may be passing on. Great Danes are prone to gastric torsion, hip and elbow dysplasia, cariomyopathy, and bone cancer.
If you want to get your own Marmaduke Great Dane dog breed, consider adopting one from a Great Dane rescue group. The dogs may already be trained and any health issues may be known in advance. Or if you purchase from a breeder, do your research and make sure they are a reputable Great Dane dog breeder. A reputable breeder will not only be a member of the American Kennel Club, but they will also likely be a memeber of a breed club such as the Great Dane Club of America, Inc.