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Name Great Dane Italian Greyhound Vizsla
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Apollo of Dogs
Deutsche Dogge
Gentle Giant
German Mastiff
Dane
German: Italienisches Windspiel
Piccolo Levriero Italiano
Galgo Italiano
French: Petit Levrier Italiane
Hungarian Pointer
Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer
Magyar Vizsla
Rövidszőrű Magyar Vizsla
Hungarian Vizsla
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1200 $800-$1000 $800-$1200
Availability
Which is easier to get, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Very frequent: The Great Dane is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Italian Greyhound is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Vizsla is quite easy to get.

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Which is the smallest dog, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Giant Small Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Italian Greyhound? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla weight comparison:
Male: 120-200 pounds (54-90 kg), Female: 100-130 pounds (45-59 kg) 6-10 pounds (3-5 kg) Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 160 pounds (72 kg), Female: 115 pounds (52 kg) 8 pounds (4 kg) Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla height comparison:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm) 12-15 inches (30-38 cm) Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm) Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla coat comparison:
Dense Fine Fine
Dense
Hard
Coarse
Short
No Undercoat
Colors
What are the original Great Dane, Italian Greyhound and Vizsla color?
Blue
Fawn
White
Brindle
Merle
Black
Brown
Red
Yellow
Blue
Gray
White
Black
Golden
Rust
Russet Gold
Dark Sandy Gold
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla grooming comparison:
Effortless: The Great Dane requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Italian Greyhound requires minimal grooming.
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Effortless: The Vizsla requires minimal grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or {name3 shedding:
Great Danes shed moderately.
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Italian Greyhounds shed none to minimal.
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Vizslas shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla behavior/temperament comparison:
Friendly
Devoted
Gentle
Reserved
Confident
Intelligent
Loving
Affectionate
Athletic
Intelligent
Agile
Companionable
Mischievous
Affectionate
Energetic
Intelligent
Protective
Cheerful
Gentle
Playful
Quiet
Easygoing
Companionable
Lively
Friendly
Evenly Tempered
Trainable
Willing
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla intelligence:
Smart: Great Dane's has great intelligence.
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Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
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Very smart: Vizsla is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla trainability comparison.
Great Danes are quite easy to train.
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Italian Greyhounds are quite easy to train.
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Vizslas are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla playfulness comparison:
Great Danes are not the most playful dog breed.
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Average: Italian Greyhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Vizsla is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Sensitive: Great Danes don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Italian Greyhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Sensitive: Vizslas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?
Average: Great Danes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Italian Greyhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Vizslas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla social needs comparison:
Great Danes are a social breed.
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Italian Greyhounds need for social interaction is average.
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Vizslas are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?
Low to Average: The Great Dane rarely barks.
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Average: The Italian Greyhound barks occasionally.
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Average: The Vizsla barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Great Danes are one of the best watchdogs.
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Italian Greyhounds are average watchdogs.
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Vizslas are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Great Danes are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Italian Greyhounds strongly protect their territory.
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Vizslas are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Great Dane has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Italian Greyhound has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Vizsla has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Great Dane bite force: The Strongest.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Italian Greyhound bite force: Weak.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Vizsla bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla mouthiness comparison:
Great Danes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Italian Greyhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Vizslas have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Great Danes have average wanderlust potential.
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Italian Greyhounds have average wanderlust potential.
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Vizslas have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Great Danes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Italian Greyhounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Vizslas have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Very house-friendly dog the Great Dane breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Italian Greyhound indoors.
It is not recommended to keep the Vizsla breed in the home.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Great Danes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Italian Greyhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Vizslas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Great Danes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Vizslas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Which dog is more friendly?
Great Danes are average friendly towards strangers.
Italian Greyhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Vizslas are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Great Danes are generally with other pets.
Italian Greyhounds are generally with other pets.
Vizslas are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Great Danes are kid-friendly dogs.
Italian Greyhounds are not kid-friendly dogs.
Vizslas are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Great Danes are average friendly towards cats.
Italian Greyhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Vizslas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Great Danes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Italian Greyhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Vizslas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?
Yes
Great Danes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Italian Greyhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Vizslas are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Great Dane is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Italian Greyhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Vizsla is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Great Danes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Italian Greyhounds are not recommended for elderly people.
Vizslas are usually recommended for elderly people.

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Health Comparison

Health Issues
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla health comparison. Which is the healthier: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?
Great Danes are commonly healthy dogs.
The Italian Greyhound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Vizsla is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla health problems comparison:
Bloat
Cancer
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia
Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Ductus Arteriosis
Persistent Right Aortic Arch
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Alopecia
Drug Sensitivity
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Thyroid Problems
Cancer
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Sebaceous Adenitis
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Great Dane should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Italian Greyhound should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Vizsla should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla lifespan comparison. How long do Great Dane, Italian Greyhound and Vizsla breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
7-11 years
The average lifespan of Great Dane: 9 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Italian Greyhound: 13 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Vizsla: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla energy level comparison:
Great Danes are high-energy dogs.
Italian Greyhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Vizslas are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Great Danes exercise need is minimal.
Italian Greyhounds have an average exercise need.
Vizslas need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
Great Danes don't need too much sleep.
Italian Greyhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Vizslas don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla weight gain potential comparison:
Low to Average: The Great Dane has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Italian Greyhound has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Low to Average: The Vizsla has a low to the average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?

Medium

The Great Dane has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Italian Greyhound has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Vizsla has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Great Dane drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The Italian Greyhound is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Vizsla is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Great Dane or Italian Greyhound or Vizsla? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla?

Not really

Great Dane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Italian Greyhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Vizsla breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Yes

In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dogs.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Great Dane and Italian Greyhound and Vizsla have?
10-15 puppies 2-4 puppies 6-8 puppies

Great Dane vs Italian Greyhound vs Vizsla Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1960 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club

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