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So lately I've come to conclusion that I would love to adopt a Great Dane within the next few years. I won't do so until I'm a bit more financially stable, as at this time I couldn't afford one comfortably. But, there is a specific question I have for those of you who have owned this breed.

What's the drool factor? In other words, is their saliva clean-up on the daily chore list?

Additionally, if there's any information that you feel is important to someone who's interested feel free to let me know.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I grew up with Great Danes. Out of all of them over the years, only one (a female named Shadow) had a huge drooling problem. Shadow always had drool hanging from her muzzle. The others only drooled at dinner when they were waiting to be fed.
 

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I had one Dane, and cared for my brother's dog for quite a while. Neither drooled under ordinary circumstances. After eating or drinking, however, we had to call out the towel brigade.

My female lived to be a little over 12 years old, but had to be put down due to senility and incontinence. She was in very good shape, physically, when she went.
 

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Hm, alright. Thank you two very much..

I ask the question only because several "informational" sites on Danes have cautionary statements concerning their drooling.
 

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Well, it's certainly a possibility. Any dog with that type of muzzle can be a drooler. Some Danes have tighter lips than others.
 

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Some Danes also have gland problems that cause excessive drooling. That is what Shadow had. You're best bet is to keep towels handy just in case you get a drooler.
 
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