The Great Dane is indeed a giant dog. They are also giant goofballs with giant hearts. They could do surprisingly well in an apartment, since, as adults, they are couch potatoes, and they require only a minimal amount of exercise. Great Danes can make excellent companions; they don't require much grooming, but it can seem like they shed a lot, due solely to their large size. On the downside, their average lifespan is only 7-10 years. If you want to know more about Great Danes, visit vetstreet.com.