The Great Danoodle might be one of the more surprising hybrid crosses, but nevertheless a loving and wonderful crossbreed that certainly deserves its spotlight. If you’ve made it to this guide, you won’t need any convincing about their cuteness. However, you’d likely want to learn more about the Great Danoodle size, growth patterns, and what factors can affect the Great Danoodle’s full-grown size. Let’s get into it!
Table of Contents
- Great Danoodle Size: Intro
- Great Danoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Great Danoodle Get?
- Are There Different Sizes Of Great Danoodle?
- Great Danoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
- Great Danoodle Size: FAQ
- Great Danoodle Size: Final Thoughts
Great Danoodle Size: Intro
The Great Danoodle is a hybrid cross between the Great Dane and Poodle. Neither Great Dane or Poodle breeds need any introduction – both of them have been beloved pets in countless households for many decades. Even centuries! However, the Great Dane-Poodle mix isn’t yet as well-known as its purebred parents.
The Great Danoodle is gentle and affectionate, just like its ‘Gentle Giant’ Great Dane parent. They’re also highly intelligent and playful like the Poodle. Even though the purebred Great Dane can look rather intimidating to many with their huge stature, they’re actually super loving and friendly dogs with a goofy side to them.
Fun Fact: Both purebred Poodles and Great Danes originate from Germany!
If you’re considering adopting a Great Danoodle puppy, then one of the most crucial questions you probably have is about their size. As you may know, Great Danes are humongous dogs, one of the largest in the world. But by adding the Poodle into the mix, things can get a bit more complicated, for sure.
Great Danoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Great Danoodle Get?
The Great Danoodle is a large-sized dog with a weight between 80 and 120 pounds as an adult. They usually grow to about 25 to 30 inches in height. Of course, it’s important to note that as the Great Danoodle is such a new crossbreed, it can be difficult to exactly estimate their full-grown size. Some Great Danoodle pups may very well exceed this weight estimate if their parents are on the larger side.
It all boils down to a Great Danoodle’s genetics and generation. Namely, the size of their parents that are used to breed a litter of Great Danoodles. As the Poodle comes in three different sizes (from smallest to largest – Toy, Miniature, and Standard), that’s also something to consider. But as of now, the Great Dane is almost always crossed with Standard Poodles, since other varieties of the Poodle are simply way too small to cross with a Great Dane.
|Standard Great Danoodle|
|When Full-Grown?||18-36 months|
*A dog’s height is measured from the withers, which is the highest part of their shoulder blades.
Are There Different Sizes Of Great Danoodle?
Great Danoodles can range in size quite drastically – this will wholly depend on the size of their parents, but also what generation they are and even their gender. Let’s take a closer look at the different factors that can affect the Great Danoodle size.
One of the biggest factors to consider with Great Danoodles is their gender. Although many crossbreeds aren’t necessarily affected by their gender in terms of their size, it tends to be the case for larger breeds.
In fact, male purebred Great Danes are often much heavier and taller than their female counterparts. Males tend to weigh between 140 and 175 pounds, whereas females weigh in at 110 to 140 pounds as adults. Likewise, male Great Danes usually have a height of around 30 to 32 inches. Meanwhile, females are slightly shorter with their 28 to 30 inch height.
This often also carries onto the Great Dane-Poodle mix, as Great Danoodles are also quite large dogs. So, it’s not uncommon for female Great Danoodles to have a slightly smaller build than males.
Another thing to note here is that ethical breeders generally cross dogs that are more similar in size. Likewise, if there’s a significant size difference between those two breeds, the larger should always be the female to prevent any possible harm to their health during pregnancy.
For this reason, smaller female Great Danes are usually crossed with larger male Standard Poodles. This helps breeders achieve more consistency and prevent any health complications when producing this crossbreed.
Mini & Standard Great Danoodle
As we mentioned, the Poodle comes in three different sizes, which theoretically enables breeders to also achieve smaller Great Danoodle puppies. As the Great Dane-Poodle mix is such a new and rare hybrid cross, they’re currently mostly bred with Standard Poodles.
However, we can expect to see Mini Great Danoodles emerging in the future once this crossbreed becomes more popular. Based on the estimates of other similar-sized Doodles, we can assume that Mini Great Danoodles would weigh anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds once fully-grown.
How Generation Can Affect Great Danoodle Size
Then there’s also the topic of Great Danoodle generations – this is another factor to take into account when predicting the Great Danoodle size. As the Great Danoodle is a crossbreed, they can be produced in numerous ways. Although as of now they’re most commonly bred as first-generation puppies, we can expect breeders to start specializing in later generations of this crossbreed in the future as well.
Essentially, a Doodle’s generation tells us how a litter of puppies is produced, and gives us a rough estimate about their genetic makeup. The keyword here is ‘rough’, as a Great Danoodle’s generation can never give us a definitive answer about their genetics. Still, it’s a good way to ‘guesstimate’ the outcome.
|1st Parent||2nd Parent||% Great Dane*||% Poodle*|
|F1 Great Danoodle (first-generation)||Great Dane||Poodle||50%||50%|
|F1B Great Danoodle (first-generation backcross)||F1 Great Danoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F1BB Great Danoodle (first-generation backcross backcross)||F1B Great Danoodle||Poodle||12.5%||87.5%|
|F2 Great Danoodle (second-generation)||F1 Great Danoodle||F1 Great Danoodle||50%||50%|
|F2B Great Danoodle (second-generation backcross)||F1 Great Danoodle||F1B Great Danoodle||37.5%||62.5%|
|F2B Great Danoodle (alternate cross)||F2 Great Danoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F3 / Multigen Great Danoodle||F1B Great Danoodle or higher||F1B Great Danoodle or higher||Varies||Varies|
*These are generic calculations only – genetics are rarely mathematically accurate.
All the different generations come in handy when a breeder would like to achieve more consistency in terms of their puppies’ size, coat types, and other traits. For instance, we can expect Mini Great Danoodles to likely be backcross generations, as it will be easier to gradually decrease the size of the pups over multiple generations and by breeding them back to smaller Poodles.
Great Danoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Regardless of their breed, dogs tend to follow similar growth patterns in puppyhood. However, one key difference is that larger giant breeds will certainly experience faster growth rates, but they’ll also grow much longer than smaller dog breeds to reach their full-grown size.
Dogs usually grow the fastest in the first 50% of their adult weight, after which their growth will start to slow down over time. For most breeds, this usually correlates to the first 6 months of their life, give or take. But, as we are discussing a giant-sized pup, we can expect Great Danoodles to reach half their adult weight a bit later than that.
Another interesting fact is that dogs usually reach their full adult height much sooner than they reach their full adult weight. For Great Danoodles, this would likely be around 12 to 16 months of age. After this, they’ll then continue to gain some more weight and girth.
Tip for Great Danoodle puppy parents: We’ve created an interactive Great Danoodle weight calculator that helps you predict and track your Great Danoodle’s weight from puppyhood into their adult years. Enter your Doodle’s type, estimated adult size, current weight in pounds, and current age in weeks, and our calculator will do the rest!
Standard Great Danoodle Size
Great Danoodles tend to reach half their adult weight sometime around 8 months of age, give or take. If your Great Danoodle is on the smaller size, they might reach half their adult weight as early as 6 months old. They will then continue to grow at a slower pace, reaching their full adult size between 18 and 36 months of age.
To predict your Great Danoodle’s estimated adult weight, you can try this simple formula:
And here’s another formula to try out:
Great Danoodle Size: FAQ
The Great Danoodle size can range anywhere between 80 and 120 pounds in weight, and about 25 to 30 inches in height. This largely depends on the size of the parents used in the mix, as well as the generation of your pup. In addition to that, females tend to be smaller than male Great Danoodles.
The Great Dane-Poodle mix is currently mostly bred as standard-sized pups due to the purebred Great Dane’s large size. However, if in the future more breeders start producing the Great Dane-Poodle mix and dabble into Mini Great Danoodles using a Miniature Poodle parent, we can expect these pups to weight around 40 to 60 pounds once fully grown.
Great Danoodle Size: Final Thoughts
So, there you have it! We’ve now covered all the main aspects of the Great Danoodle size, from how their gender and generation can influence them, to helpful formulas that you can use to predict and track your pup’s growth. We also recommend you check out our interactive Doodle Weight Calculator, as it’s a handy tool to keep track of your pup’s growth and know what to expect in their adulthood!
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