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Italian Daniff Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Italian Daniff so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany flagGermany Italy flagItaly
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Cane Corso and Great Dane mix

Italian Daniff Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Italian Daniff puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Italian Daniff in the United States? How much money is an Italian Daniff?

Where to buy an Italian Daniff with a good pedigree?

$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Italian Daniff, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Italian Daniff for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Italian Daniff gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Italian Daniff? How many Italian Daniff are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Italian Daniff is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Italian Daniff Size

Size
Is an Italian Daniff small, medium or large dog?

How big do Italian Daniff get?

What is the average size of an Italian Daniff?

LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Italian Daniff weigh? How much should an Italian Daniff weight? What is the normal weight of an Italian Daniff? How much does a full-grown Italian Daniff weight?
100-150 pounds (45-68 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Italian Daniff?
125 pounds (56.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Italian Daniff? Italian Daniff height:
Male: 30-34 inches (76-86 cm), Female: 28-32 inches (71-81 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Italian Daniff?
Male: 32 inches (81 cm), Female: 30 inches (76 cm)

Italian Daniff Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Italian Daniff have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Italian Daniff coats?
BlackGray Red Blue White Fawn Brindle MerleChestnut
Grooming
How to groom the Italian Daniff and how often? How often should I take my Italian Daniff to the groomer?
Effortless: The Italian Daniff requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Italian Daniff is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Italian Daniff dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Italian Daniff? Do Italian Daniff dogs shed a lot?
Italian Daniff dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Italian Daniff need a bath? How often should you give an Italian Daniff a bath? Can I bathe my Italian Daniff every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Italian Daniff Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Italian Daniff have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
LovingCourageousIntelligentConfidentFriendlyLoyalDevotedGentleSocialCheerfulQuietReserved
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Italian Daniff? Is the Italian Daniff breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Italian Daniff dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Italian Daniff is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Italian Daniff dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Italian Daniff?
Italian Daniff dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Italian Daniffs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Italian Daniff sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Italian Daniff dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Italian Daniff a good family dog?
Average: Italian Daniff dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Italian Daniff need? Italian Daniff social needs:
Italian Daniff dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Italian Daniff dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Italian Daniff bark?
Low to Average: The Italian Daniff rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Italian Daniff good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Italian Daniff dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Italian Daniff dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Italian Daniff dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Italian Daniff dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Italian Daniff can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Italian Daniff will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Italian Daniff bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Italian Daniff? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Italian Daniff? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Italian Daniff has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Italian Daniff has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Italian Daniff? How much bite force does an Italian Daniff have?

Above 400 PSI 🔼

Italian Daniff bite force: The Strongest. Dogs that have a strong bite force are usually quite powerful and large.

They are very protective of themselves and their families, therefore a dog bite from them could be exceptionally dangerous with their PSI being above 400.

It is important that they’re trained to be around others safely.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Italian Daniff do?
Italian Daniff dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Italian Daniff dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Italian Daniff to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Italian Daniff roam?
Italian Daniff dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Italian Daniff have high prey drive?
Italian Daniff dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Italian Daniff dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Italian Daniff good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Italian Daniff in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Italian Daniff breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Italian Daniff dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Italian Daniff be left alone? How long can you leave an Italian Daniff alone?
Italian Daniff dogs 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.

Italian Daniff Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Italian Daniff temperament with other people:
Italian Daniff dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Italian Daniff dogs get along with other pets? Are Italian Daniff dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Italian Daniff dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Italian Daniff dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Italian Daniff temperament with children:
Italian Daniff dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Italian Daniff dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Italian Daniff breed live with a cat?
Italian Daniff dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Italian Daniff good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Italian Daniff dogs get along with other dogs?
Italian Daniff dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Italian Daniff breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Italian Daniff breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Italian Daniff dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Italian Daniff dogs good office canines? Do Italian Daniff dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Italian Daniff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Italian Daniff dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Italian Daniff temperament with senior people? Are Italian Daniff dogs good for elderly owners?
Italian Daniffs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Italian Daniff Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Italian Daniff dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Italian Daniffs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Italian Daniff breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Italian Daniff breed? Most common health risks of Italian Daniff:
Hip DysplasiaPatent Ductus ArteriosisCancerBloatEntropionCherry EyeEctropionArthritisDemodectic MangeMitral Valve DiseaseSubvalvular Aortic StenosisDilated CardiomyopathyPersistent Right Aortic ArchTricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Italian Daniff breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Italian Daniff see the vet?
Rare
The Italian Daniff should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Italian Daniff dogs live? How old can a Italian Daniff be? What is the age limit of the Italian Daniff? How many years can the oldest Italian Daniff live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Italian Daniff?

How long is the lifespan of an Italian Daniff?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Italian Daniff: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Italian Daniff breed hypoallergenic?
No
Italian Daniff dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Italian Daniff have? What is the activity level of the Italian Daniff?
Italian Daniff dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Italian Daniff need? How much exercise do Italian Daniff dogs require per day?

Do Italian Daniff dogs need a lot of exercises?

Italian Daniff dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Italian Daniff breed need?
Italian Daniff dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Italian Daniff need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Italian Daniff breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Italian Daniff? How much food should I feed my Italian Daniff?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Italian Daniff risk for obesity:
Average: The Italian Daniff has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Italian Daniff weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Italian Daniff has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Italian Daniff drool?
The Italian Daniff drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Italian Daniff.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Italian Daniff As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Italian Daniff be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Italian Daniff breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Italian Daniff be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Italian Daniff be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Italian Daniff breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Italian Daniff be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Italian Daniff is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Italian Daniff be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Italian Daniff is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Italian Daniff be a boat dog?

Not really

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

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Italian Daniff be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Italian Daniff breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Italian Daniff dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Italian Daniff Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Italian Daniff pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Italian Daniff breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Italian Daniff: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Italian Daniff have in a litter? How many puppies can the Italian Daniff breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Italian Daniff have? How many puppies can an Italian Daniff give birth to?
10-15 puppies

Italian Daniff Recognition

AKC Group
Is Italian Daniff recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Italian Daniff recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Italian Daniff Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Italian Daniff dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Italian Daniff dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Italian Daniffs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Italian Daniff breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Italian Daniff requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Italian Daniff dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Italian Daniff dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Italian Daniffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Italian Daniff dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Italian Daniff dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Italian Daniff drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Mouthiness: Italian Daniff dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Italian Daniff dogs 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.
  • Cat Friendly: Italian Daniff dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Italian Daniff is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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