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How Much Do Great Danes Weigh?

If you’re researching a Great Dane to take home, or if you have a Great Dane and are trying to figure out things like what size dog crate to buy or if your dog is the right weight, you’ll want to know how big they get at different stages of life (particularly how much they’ll weigh and how tall they’ll be when they’re full grown).

To help with that, our veterinary advisor, Dr. Jennifer Coates, we created a puppy weight calculator and a series of growth charts (including a Great Dane growth chart). In this post we’ll use that data to answer the questions:

How Much Do Great Danes Weigh? How Big Do Great Danes Get?

A full grown Great Dane male will weigh 140-175, and a full grown Great Dane female will weigh 110-140.

Below in our Great Dane growth chart you can see the various sizes Great Danes will reach at different ages.

Great Dane Growth Chart

Great Dane Growth Chart by Weight

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Text Transcript of the Great Dane Growth Chart

Great Dane – Age Weight Height
2 months
3 months
4 months
5 months
6 months
7 months
8 months
9 months
1 year
15 – 30 lbs
25 – 45 lbs
45 – 65 lbs
60 – 85 lbs
65 – 100 lbs
70 – 110 lbs
80 – 120 lbs
85 – 125 lbs
95 – 140 lbs
13 – 18 inches
17 – 23 inches
20 – 25 inches
24 – 30 inches
26 – 33 inches
27 – 34 inches
28 – 34 inches
28 – 35 inches
29 – 36 inches

Great Dane Full-Grown By Gender

Great Dane – Gender Adult Weight Adult Height
Males
Females
140 – 175 lbs
110 – 140 lbs
32 – 36 inches
30 – 34 inches

How Fast Does a Great Dane Grow?

Great Dane puppies grow at a slightly faster rate than other large and giant-breed puppies. According to the Great Dane growth predictor, a Great Dane puppy is already about 30 pounds by the time they’re 8 to 12 weeks old. In comparison, a Labrador retriever puppy doesn’t reach 30 pounds until they’re almost 4 months old. Of course, a full-grown Labrador also doesn’t get as big as a full-grown Great Dane.

On average, a Great Dane gains 15 to 20 pounds every month from 2 to 6 months old. After that, the rate slows down to about 10 pounds per month, up to about 1 year old. Great Danes will continue to grow, albeit at a relatively slow pace, until they are 18 to 24 months old.

Just like all dogs age faster than humans, large dog breeds age faster than small dog breeds. This concept has sparked a decades-old debate regarding why smaller dogs live longer than larger dogs. Though the science is unclear as to exactly why, the size (height and weight) of the animal does matter. Other factors involved include breeding, health, and cognitive development.1

Great Dane Growth FAQs

How much does a full size Great Dane weigh?

A full grown Great Dane male will weigh 140-175, and a full grown Great Dane female will weigh 110-140.

Can a Great Dane weigh 200 pounds?

Yes! The current Great Dane holding the record for the world’s biggest dog is Atlas, who is a German Harlequin Great Dane residing with his owners in Navarre, Florida. At six years old, Atlas weighs 225 lbs. He stands 4 ft, 4 in from his paws to his shoulders.

How much should a 2 year old Great Dane weigh?

A 2 year old Great Dane should be fully grown, and a full grown Great Dane male will weigh 140-175, and a full grown Great Dane female will weigh 110-140.

How much does the biggest Great Dane weigh?

The biggest recorded Great Dane weighs 225 pounds.

How much should a 10 week old Great Dane weigh?

A 10 week old Great Dane should weigh 15-30 pounds.

How much should a 12 week old Great Dane weigh?

A 12 week old Great Dane should weigh 25-45 pounds.

How much does a 2 month old Great Dane weigh?

A 2 month old Great Dane will weigh 15-30 pounds.

How much should a 3 month old Great Dane weigh?

A 3 month old Great Dane should weigh 25-45 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Meyers H. Why Do Small Dogs Live Longer Than Large Dogs? Akc.org. Published September 30, 2021. Accessed December 10, 2021.
Thomas Demers
Tom is a managing partner with Pet News Daily. He has been writing and researching on the web for over 10 years. He owns 3 dogs, 3 cats, and is a huge animal lover. His current obsession is working on training his (currently very good but very poorly behaved) 87 pound, 1 year old Bernedoodle named Pinecone.