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Great Dane

A Harlequin Great Dane
Other names .Grand Danois (Old German: "Great Dane" the modern French is Dogue Allemand ("German Mastiff").^ That young Great Dane energy is an important consideration for anyone unsteady on their feet, frail, very young, or very old.

^ Great Dane is one of the best dog breeds developed by Germans.
  • Great Dane – An Incredibly Brave, Loving And Appealing Dog 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.puppieslists.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Au Chatelet Great Danes / Danois - A selective Great Dane breeder located in Quebec (Canada) Great Dane/Grand Danois Czech Republic .
  • Great Dane Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]


Deutsche Dogge ("German Mastiff")
Dänischer Hund ("Danish Hound")[1]
Nicknames Dane
Gentle Giant
Country of origin Germany
Traits
.The Great Dane, Apollo, Danish Gallant, Deutsche Dogge, Boarhound, Grand Danois or German Mastiff is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) known for its giant size.^ Deutsche dogge, German mastiff .
  • Adopt a Great Dane | Dog Breeds | Petfinder 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.petfinder.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes are of imposing size.
  • Great Dane - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Great Dane GRANDPA Giant letters that spell "Great Dane GRANDPA" to match this dog breed's giant heart.
  • Great Dane | Breeds C-G | Dog Breed Lover Gifts and T-Shirts | DogWire 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dogwiregifts.com [Source type: General]

[2] .The breed is commonly referred to as the "Apollo of all breeds".[3] The Great Dane is one of the world's tallest dog breeds.^ Great Dane Dogs's origin country.
  • Great Dane - Breed - L.A.'s Top Dogs - Los Angeles Times 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC projects.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ This dog has been called the "Apollo" of all breeds, and with good reason.
  • How Owning A Great Dane Is Effected By It's Personality 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes are one of the largest of all dog breeds, averaging at least 28 inches tall.
  • The Great Dane - a knol by Garry Jenkins 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The current world record holder, measuring 109 cm (43 in) from paw to shoulder; 220 cm (7.2 ft) from head to tail, is George.^ Meet George, a four-year old blue Great Dane with aspirations to become the Guinness Book of World Records title holder for World’s Tallest Dog.

^ Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Filed Under: From World Advertisement Standing nearly four feet from paw to shoulder, giant George could be the world's tallest dog.
  • 7ft long Blue Great Dane, the word's biggest dog - 04 Pics | Photos 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC photos.funkruti.com [Source type: General]

^ The massive pooch, who measures 7ft 3ins from nose to tail and weighs a staggering 245lb (111kg), could be a prime contender to take the title from former record holder Gibson, who died in August.
  • 7ft long Blue Great Dane, the word's biggest dog - 04 Pics | Photos 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC photos.funkruti.com [Source type: General]

[4] .The previous Great Dane to hold the world record as tallest living dog was Gibson, who was 3+12 ft (106.7 cm) tall at the withers and 7 ft 1 in (215.9 cm) on his hind legs.^ Great Danes are family dogs, and need to live indoors with their humans.

^ Great Dane Meetups around the world .
  • Great Dane Meetup Groups - Great Dane Meetups 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC greatdane.meetup.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

[5]

Contents

Description

Appearance

.As described by the American Kennel Club, "The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with grand size and a well-formed body.^ Black and harlequin Great Dane Kennel .
  • Top 50 Great Dane Sites - Review of the best Great Dane sites 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC greatdane.toplisted.net [Source type: General]

^ General Appearance The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body.
  • American Kennel Club - Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Great Dane Standards 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.wastekoladanesandbengals.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ (Great Dane) عѢҹ (Working Group) ҵðҹͧѹ (Breed Standard) ѡɳ· (General Appearance) The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body.
  • ����ͧ�عѢ�ѹ�����÷ഹ (Great Dane) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.vet.ku.ac.th [Source type: Original source]

One of the largest working breeds, it never appears ugly."[6]
.The Great Dane is a short haired breed with a strong galloping figure.^ Great Danes in Finland Breed standard .
  • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

^ Coat: The Great Dane has a short, smooth coat.
  • Great Dane Puppies for Sale 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.puppyfind.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes are not a healthy breed.
  • Great Danes: What's Good About 'Em? What's Bad About 'Em? 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.yourpurebredpuppy.com [Source type: Original source]

[7] .In the ratio between length and height, the Great Dane should be square.^ The Great Dane should always appear well proportioned to his/her height.
  • Great Dane - Canada's Guide to Dogs - Breeds 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canadasguidetodogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Great Dane's coat should be shiny.
  • How to Select a Great Dane | eHow.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ In the ratio between length and height, the Great Dane should be square.
  • American Kennel Club - Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Great Dane Room 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC thegreatdaneroom.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Great Dane Standards 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.wastekoladanesandbengals.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • ����ͧ�عѢ�ѹ�����÷ഹ (Great Dane) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.vet.ku.ac.th [Source type: Original source]

.The male dog should not be less than 30 in (76 cm) at the shoulders, a female 28 in (71 cm).^ Height: Dogs 30-34 inches (76-86 cm.
  • Great Dane Information and Pictures, Great Danes 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dogbreedinfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Great Dane Dog Lover Gifts 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The female should not be less than 28 inches and is preferable to be 30 inches or more.

^ Height: Females: 28 - 30 inches; Males 30 - 32 inches .
  • Great Dane Puppies Breeders Danes 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]
  • Great Dane, Great Danes, Breed 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]

.Danes under minimum height are disqualified.^ DISQUALIFICATIONS Danes under minimum height.

^ Disqualifications Danes under minimum height.
  • American Kennel Club - Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Danes under minimum height must be disqualified .
  • ����ͧ�عѢ�ѹ�����÷ഹ (Great Dane) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.vet.ku.ac.th [Source type: Original source]

[6]
.From year to year, the tallest living dog is typically a Great Dane.^ Great Danes are family dogs, and need to live indoors with their humans.

^ Great Dane Dogs's origin country.
  • Great Dane - Breed - L.A.'s Top Dogs - Los Angeles Times 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC projects.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Above all, the Great Dane is a people-dog.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

.Previous record holders include Gibson and Titan, however the currently record holder is a grey Great Dane named Giant George who stands 43 in (110 cm) at the shoulder.^ The Great Dane is a gentle giant.
  • Sargent the Once Starved Great Dane's Web Page 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.petrescuebyjudy.com [Source type: General]

^ The Great Dane is a sweet, affectionate giant.
  • Great Dane, German Mastiff, Gentle Giant 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC animal-world.com [Source type: General]

^ The previous record-holder for world’s tallest dog was a four-foot-tall harlequin Great Dane named Gibson , who died in August.
  • ohmidog! » great dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ohmidog.com [Source type: General]

[8] .He is also the tallest dog on record (according Guinness World Records),[8] beating the previous holder who was a brindle Great Dane named Shamgret Danzas, who stood 42.5 in (108 cm) at the shoulder.^ Titan, a Great Dane named the world's tallest dog, with his owner Diana Taylor in San Diego.
  • Great Dane - Photos and News 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.nypost.com [Source type: General]

^ World’s tallest dog dies in California .
  • ohmidog! » great dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ohmidog.com [Source type: General]

^ Above all, the Great Dane is a people-dog.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

.The minimum weight for a Great Dane over eighteen months is 120 lb (54 kg) for males, 100 lb (45 kg) for females.^ Zumaya (Great Dane) 4 Months old .
  • great dane puppies pictures and videos on Webshots 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC pets.webshots.com [Source type: General]
  • Great Dane Puppies pictures and videos on Webshots 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.webshots.com [Source type: General]

^ Male: 120 to 200 lbs Female: 100 to 130 lbs .
  • Great Dane | Great Dane | German Mastiff | TrainPetDog.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes 8 males 2 females.
  • Great Dane Dog Breeders Listing 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.k9stud.com [Source type: General]

[7][9] .Unusually, the American Kennel Club dropped the minimum weight requirement from its standard.^ The breed is commonly referred to as the "Gentle Giant".Height and weight requirements for show dogs vary from one kennel club's standards to another, but generally the minimum weight falls between 100 to 120 lb (46 to 54 kg) and the minimum height must be between 28 and 32 inches (71 to 81 cm) at the withers.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ This breed, classified as a working dog by the American Kennel Club because it is used primarily as a guard today, was originally a hunting dog.

^ American Kennel Club - Great Dane The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance ...
  • Great Dane Videos & Web - vizhole 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC video.vizhole.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .The male should appear more massive throughout than the female, with a larger frame and heavier bone.^ Size, Proportion, Substance The male should appear more massive throughout than the bitch, with larger frame and heavier bone.
  • American Kennel Club - Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Great Dane Room 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC thegreatdaneroom.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Great Dane Standards 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.wastekoladanesandbengals.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ (Size, Proportion, Substance) The male should appear more massive throughout than the bitch, with larger frame and heavier bone.
  • ����ͧ�عѢ�ѹ�����÷ഹ (Great Dane) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.vet.ku.ac.th [Source type: Original source]

^ The male is more massive than the bitch with both a larger frame and heavier bone.
  • Great Dane - Canada's Guide to Dogs - Breeds 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canadasguidetodogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6]
.Great Danes have naturally floppy, triangular ears.^ But the Great Dane is not an aggressive animal by nature.
  • Great Dane Dog's Temperament , Personality and Moods : Large Dog Breeds 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC largedogbreedz.com [Source type: General]

^ IMAGES Great Dane, ears natural (left) and cropped (right).
  • Great Dane (breed of dog) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ For example, if a Great Dane lacks color (not white) near its eyes or ears then that organ does not develop and the dog will be either blind or deaf.

.In the past, when Great Danes were commonly used to hunt boars, cropping of the ears was performed to make injuries to the dogs' ears less likely during hunts.^ Above all, the Great Dane is a people-dog.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

^ The Great Dane's ears may or may not be cropped as a puppy.
  • Great Dane, German Mastiff, Gentle Giant 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC animal-world.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

.Now that Danes are primarily companion animals, cropping is sometimes still done for traditional and cosmetic reasons.^ Busy with the goldens, we continued and still have two of them 23 yrs later, but haven't shown or bred them in over 5 years, our hearts are with the danes now.
  • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]
  • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]

^ If your reason behind wanting this animal is solely their grace, nobility and dignity, you'll be very disappointed, so don't get a Dane.
  • Great Dane Dog Breed Information 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.bigpawsonly.com [Source type: General]

^ Post Response Can a 14 month Great Dane still get her ears cropped?
  • Great Dane Question and Answer | GreatDogSite.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdogsite.com [Source type: Original source]

.Today, the practice is somewhat common in the United States and much less common in Europe.^ Cropping of the ears is common in the United States and much less common in Europe.

^ It is more common to have them cropped in the United States than any other country.
  • Great Dane - Sarah's Dogs - Dog Breeds 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.sarahsdogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.In some European countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, parts of Australia, and in New Zealand, the practice is banned, or controlled to only be performed by veterinary surgeons.^ Indeed, in some European countries such as Den .
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Restrict search to Australia and New Zealand .
  • Great Dane Breeders, Australia 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dogzonline.com.au [Source type: General]
  • Great Dane Puppies for Sale from Great Dane breeders, Australia. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dogzonline.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Indeed, in some European countries such as Denmark, in parts of Australia, and in New Zealand, the practice is banned, or controlled such that it may only be performed by veterinary surgeons for health reasons.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

Coat colors

Blue puppy
There are six show-acceptable coat colors for Great Danes:[6]
.
  • Fawn: The color is yellow gold with a black mask.^ Chanel is a beautiful fawn with black mask.
    • Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanepuppybreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • RI - Rhode Island Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Coventry, and Cumberland 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC rhodeislandgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Great Dane Breeders and Great Dane Puppies for Sale 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.buypuppiesdirect.com [Source type: General]
    • PA - Pennsylvania Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, and Lancaster 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.pennsylvaniagreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • VA - Virginia Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, and Alexandria 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC virginiagreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • CA - California Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, and Oakland 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.californiagreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • NY - New York Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - New York City, Hempstead, Long Island, Brookhaven, Oyster Bay, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC newyorkgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • TX - Texas Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, and Corpus Christi 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.texasgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • IL - Illinois Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, and Elgin 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.illinoisgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • UT - Utah Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, Sandy, Orem, Ogden, West Jordan, and Layton 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC utahgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • NJ - New Jersey Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, Toms River, and Hamilton 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.newjerseygreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Fawn is a yellow gold with a black mask, black eye rims and eyebrows.
    • Great Dane | Great Dane | German Mastiff | TrainPetDog.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fawn--The color shall be yellow gold with a black mask.
    • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    .Black should appear on the eye rims and eyebrows, and may appear on the ears.
  • Brindle: The color is fawn and black in a chevron stripe pattern.^ Black may appear on the tail and ear tips.
    • Great Dane | Great Dane | German Mastiff | TrainPetDog.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Black should always appear on the eye rims and eyebrows of the Great Dane.
    • Great Danes - Choosing a Great Dane - Dog Breeds 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.petplace.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Brindle is yellow gold brindled with strong black cross stripes in a chevron pattern with a black mask and black eye rims and eyebrows.
    • Great Dane | Great Dane | German Mastiff | TrainPetDog.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

    .Often also they are referred to as having a tiger-stripe pattern.
  • Blue: The color is a pure steel blue.^ Blue--The color shall be a pure steel blue.
    • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Gorgeous and Color Pure 4 generation Blues.
    • Great Dane Puppies | Great Dane Dog for Sale 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.hobbybreeders.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Blue - The color shall be a pure steel blue.

    .White markings at the chest and toes are not desirable and considered faults.
  • Black: The color is a glossy black.^ White markings at the chest and toes are not desirable and considered faults.
    • Great Dane Dog Lover Gifts 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Black --The color shall be a glossy black.
    • American Kennel Club - Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]
    • ����ͧ�عѢ�ѹ�����÷ഹ (Great Dane) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.vet.ku.ac.th [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Black: Jet black, white markings permitted.
    • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

    .White markings at the chest and toes are not desirable and considered faults.
  • Harlequin: The base color is pure white with black torn patches irregularly and well distributed over the entire body; a pure white neck is preferred.^ Colors: Brindle, fawn, blue, black or harlequin (white is preferable with all black or all blue patches that have the appearance of being torn).
    • Great Dane Puppies Breeders Danes 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]
    • Great Dane, Great Danes, Breed 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Harlequins: pure white underground with preferably all black patches or all blue patches, having appearance of being torn.
    • Great Dane Breed Standard - The Kennel Club 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.thekennelclub.org.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Harlequin (white with black splashed patches): Basic colour pure white, preferably with no ticking.
    • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

    .The black patches should never be large enough to give the appearance of a blanket, nor so small as to give a stippled or dappled effect.^ The black patches should never be large enough to give the appearance of a blanket, nor so small as to give a stippled or dappled effect.
    • American Kennel Club - Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.akc.org [Source type: Original source]
    • The Great Dane Room 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC thegreatdaneroom.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Great Dane Dog Lover Gifts 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • Great Dane Standards 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.wastekoladanesandbengals.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • ����ͧ�عѢ�ѹ�����÷ഹ (Great Dane) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.vet.ku.ac.th [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Colors: Brindle, fawn, blue, black or harlequin (white is preferable with all black or all blue patches that have the appearance of being torn).
    • Great Dane Puppies Breeders Danes 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]
    • Great Dane, Great Danes, Breed 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Its short coat is black, fawn (golden brown), brindle, blue-gray, harlequin (white with black patches), or mantle (white with a black “blanket” extending over the body).
    • Great Dane (breed of dog) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

    .Eligible, but less desirable, are a few small grey patches (this grey is consistent with a Merle marking) or a white base with single black hairs showing through, which tend to give a salt and pepper or dirty effect.^ Black: Jet black, white markings permitted.
    • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Eligible, but less desirable, are a few small grey patches,(This grey is a Merle marking) or a white base with single black hairs showing through, which tend to give a salt and pepper or dirty effect.
    • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Noah is white with black markings.
    • Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanepuppybreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • RI - Rhode Island Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Coventry, and Cumberland 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC rhodeislandgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Great Dane Breeders and Great Dane Puppies for Sale 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.buypuppiesdirect.com [Source type: General]
    • PA - Pennsylvania Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, and Lancaster 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.pennsylvaniagreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • VA - Virginia Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, and Alexandria 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC virginiagreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • CA - California Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, and Oakland 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.californiagreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • NY - New York Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - New York City, Hempstead, Long Island, Brookhaven, Oyster Bay, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC newyorkgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • TX - Texas Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, and Corpus Christi 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.texasgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: General]
    • IL - Illinois Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, and Elgin 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.illinoisgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • UT - Utah Great Dane Puppies for Sale by Great Dane Breeders - Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, Sandy, Orem, Ogden, West Jordan, and Layton 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC utahgreatdanebreeders.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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    .(Have the same link to deafness and blindness as Merle and white danes.^ Many pure white Danes are deaf.
    • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ However, breeding Merle Danes may result in mostly or all deaf or blind pups, due to a double recessive gene, which is a "semi-lethal" combination.

    ^ Great Danes can come in fawn, brindle, black, blue, harlequin (white with black patches),mantle and merle.
    • Great Dane Dogs 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dogster.com [Source type: General]

    )
  • .
  • Mantle (in some countries referred to as Bostons due to the similar coloration and pattern as a Boston Terrier): The color is black and white with a solid black blanket extending over the body; black skull with white muzzle; white blaze is optional; whole white collar preferred; a white chest; white on part or whole of forelegs and hind legs; white tipped black tail.^ Mantle--The color shall be black and white with a solid black blanket extending over the body; black skull with white muzzle; white blaze is optional; whole white collar is preferred; a white chest; white on part or whole of forelegs and hind legs; white tipped black tail.
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    ^ Mantle - The color shall be black and white with a solid black blanket extending over the body; black skull with white muzzle; white blaze is optional; whole white collar preferred; a white chest; white on part or whole of forelegs and hind legs; white tipped black tail.

    ^ Included here are Manteltiger in which the black covers the body like a coat (mantel) or blanket and muzzle, throat, chest, belly, legs and tip of tail may be white.
    • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

    A small white marking in the black blanket is acceptable, as is a break in the white collar.
Great Danes of several coat types, from left to right: harlequin, black, brindle, blue and fawn
.Other colors occur occasionally but are not acceptable for conformation showing, and they are not pursued by breeders who intend to breed show dogs.^ They can also be an excellent show dog and watchdog.
  • Great Dane Breed Information & Pictures (German Mastiff, Deutsche Dogge) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because they are not valid for show dogs, they are not pursued by breeders.

^ Other colors occur occasionally but are not acceptable in the show ring.

.These colors include white, fawnequin, merle, merlequin, fawn mantle, and others.^ These colors would include white, fawnequin, merle, merlequin, and fawn mantle.
  • Great Dane information: Great Dane breed guide great danes puppies dogs 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

^ Brindle (gold with black cross stripes in a chevron pattern), fawn, blue, black, harlequin, (white with irregular black patches), and mantle (black and white with a solid black blanket shape over the body).
  • Great Dane Breeders - Great Dane Puppies & Dog Breed Information 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dogchannel.com [Source type: General]

^ Colors: Brindle, fawn, blue, black or harlequin (white is preferable with all black or all blue patches that have the appearance of being torn).
  • Great Dane, Great Danes, Breed 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC puppydogweb.com [Source type: General]

.Some breeders may attempt to charge more for puppies of these "rare" colors.^ Great Dane Puppies, Great Danes for Sale, Great Dane Breeders All our Great Dane stock is 4 or 5-Generation Color-Pure and is Micro chipped plus all are DNA Profiled.
  • Great Dane puppies for sale 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.wellbredpets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of these breeders will have companion puppies (pets) as well as show puppies within each litter.
  • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]
  • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]

^ Never, ever buy a large breed puppy without seeing one of these certifications from the breeder for both parents.
  • Great Dane information: Great Dane breed guide great danes puppies dogs 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

.However, the breeding of white and merle Danes is particularly controversial, as these colors may be associated with genes that produce deafness.^ As with any dog that carries the genes for white, Merle...
  • Bugenhagen the Great Dane | Puppies | Daily Puppy 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dailypuppy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some Danes exhibit a Boston pattern, featuring black-and-white markings similar to a Boston terrier, or a blue merle pattern, consisting of a bluish-gray base color with irregular black markings sprinkled on the coat, which are the by-products of unsuccessful attempts at harlequin breeding.

^ Harlequin Great Dane Certain Great Dane Whites Bred to Black Great Danes May Produce Harlequins Great Dane Harlequin is an original wild dog color because it cannot be created from any of the other coat colors and is dominant to all of them..

.Although they cannot be shown, white or merle Danes can usually still be registered as pedigree dogs.^ As with any dog that carries the genes for white, Merle...
  • Bugenhagen the Great Dane | Puppies | Daily Puppy 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.dailypuppy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harlequin Great Dane Certain Great Dane Whites Bred to Black Great Danes May Produce Harlequins Great Dane Harlequin is an original wild dog color because it cannot be created from any of the other coat colors and is dominant to all of them..

^ Other color Danes may be acceptable as pedigreed dogs, but cannot be shown in conformation trials.
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Temperament

.The Great Dane's large and imposing appearance belies its friendly nature; the breed is often referred to as a gentle giant.^ This breed is a true gentle giant.
  • Great Dane | Great Dane | German Mastiff | TrainPetDog.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes in Finland Breed standard .
  • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

^ The Great Dane is a gentle giant.
  • Sargent the Once Starved Great Dane's Web Page 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.petrescuebyjudy.com [Source type: General]

[6] .Great Danes are generally well-disposed toward other dogs, other non-canine pets and humans.^ Great Danes are family dogs, and need to live indoors with their humans.

^ A: As a breed, Great Danes are good with children and other pets.

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

.Some individuals may chase or attack small animals, but this is not typical of the breed.^ However, some Great Danes have dominance issues, are aggressive with other dogs of the same sex, or chase small animals.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ One other point about this breed is that some individuals do drool (like any giant breed).

^ Although the breed is generally gentle with people, some Danes can be dominant unless taught with a firm hand and some can be aggressive to other dogs and small critters.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

[11]

Exercise

An example of a Merle Great Dane, A.K.C. recognized but not a show dog
Great Danes Running
Great Danes running
.Like most dogs, Great Danes require daily walks to remain healthy.^ Above all, the Great Dane is a people-dog.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes are wonderful dogs!
  • Great Danes 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.hoflin.com [Source type: General]

.However it is important not to over exercise this breed, particularly when young.^ However, the breed will adapt to apartment life as long as sufficient exercise is provided.

^ Prior to maturity it is very important to limit the amount of exercise, especially running or any strenuous types of exercise to prevent joint and muscle development problems as the breed matures.
  • Great Dane Breed Information & Pictures (German Mastiff, Deutsche Dogge) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.terrificpets.com [Source type: Original source]

.Great Dane puppies grow very large, very fast, which puts them at risk of joint and bone problems.^ Montanez - AKC Great Danes puppies.
  • Great Dane Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Dane puppies <- Puppies Available Now!
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^ Great Dane's shedding problems happen.
  • Great Dane Dog - Pet Hair Removal Product 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.stickysheets.com [Source type: General]

.Because of a puppy's natural energy, Dane owners often take steps to minimize activity while the dog is still growing.^ Great Dane puppies grow into giant gentle dogs.
  • Great Dane Puppies 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.k9puppy.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Great Dane puppy at dog park .
  • Great Dane Videos & Web - vizhole 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC video.vizhole.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our Danes live indoors and our puppies are raised indoors because they are part of...
  • Great Dane Breeders and Great Danes For Sale 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.qualitydogs.com [Source type: General]

[12][13]

Health

.Great Danes, like most giant dogs, have a fairly slow metabolism.^ The Great Dane is a gentle giant.
  • Sargent the Once Starved Great Dane's Web Page 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.petrescuebyjudy.com [Source type: General]

^ The Great Dane is one of the giant breed of dogs.

^ Above all, the Great Dane is a people-dog.
  • Dog Owner's Guide Profile: The Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.canismajor.com [Source type: General]

.This results in less energy and less food consumption per pound of dog than in small breeds.^ This results in less energy and less food consumption per pound of dog than in small breeds.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ A: Again depending on the brand of dog food you buy, the average is about $20 - $30 per month for the kibble, more if you like to give treats.

^ Small size: Best for blog sidebars and areas 250 pixels or less Standard size: Best for blog posts, and areas greater than 250 pixels wide .
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.Great Danes have some health problems that are common to large breeds, including gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) (a painful distending and twisting of the stomach).^ Great Danes in Finland Breed standard .
  • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

^ Great Dane's shedding problems happen.
  • Great Dane Dog - Pet Hair Removal Product 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.stickysheets.com [Source type: General]

^ Some Great Danes can be dog-aggressive.

.This is a critical condition that can affect Great Danes and other deep-chested breeds, and which may cause death if not quickly addressed.^ Great Danes in Finland Breed standard .
  • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

^ A: As a breed, Great Danes are good with children and other pets.

^ We breed blue and black great danes.
  • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]

.Drinking large amounts of fluid in a short period of time can provoke GDV in Great Danes, as well as other larger breeds of dogs.^ The Great Dane Great Dane dog breed will rule the world!
  • GREAT DANE : Obey the pure breed! The Dog Revolution 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.cafepress.com [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes in Finland Breed standard .
  • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

^ The Great Dane is one of the giant breed of dogs.

.It is a commonly recommended practice for Great Danes to have their stomachs tacked (Gastropexy) to the right abdominal wall if the dog or its relatives have a history of GDV, though some veterinary surgeons will not do the operation if the actual sickness has not occurred.^ Great Dane stud dogs .
  • Great Dane stud dogs - Page: 1 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.wellbredpets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some Great Danes can be dog-aggressive.

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

.Elevated food dishes are often believed to help prevent GDV by regulating the amount of air that is inhaled while eating, although one study suggests that they may increase the risk.^ They say once you own a dane, you will always have one, I truly believe that, and can't imagine ever being without one in our lives.
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^ Recent studies may link certain ingredients in dog foods to bloat - Follow this link to read more.
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^ Some studies have linked spaying and neutering puppies younger than 1 year to a significant increase in the risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer).
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[14] .Refraining from exercise or activity immediately before and after meals may also reduce risk, although this has not been validated with research.^ Refraining from exercise or activity immediately before and after meals may also reduce risk.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Because bloat is associated with gulping food, high activity before and after meals, and stress, breeders suggest certain precautions.

^ They are also prone to bloat and torsion so feed 2-3 small meals and do not allow exercise immediately after the meals.
  • Great Dane | Great Dane | German Mastiff | TrainPetDog.com 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.trainpetdog.com [Source type: General]

.Signs that GDV may have occurred include, but are not limited to, visible distension (enlargement of the abdomen) and repeated retching that resembles repetitive non-productive attempts to vomit.^ The dogs abdomen will appear enlarged and he or she may retch repeatedly when GDV is developing.
  • Great Dane information: Great Dane breed guide great danes puppies dogs 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.doggies.com [Source type: General]

.GDV is a condition that is distinct from another condition referred to as bloat; though, bloat may precede the development of GDV. GDV is a surgical emergency; immediate veterinary evaluation should be sought if a dog demonstrates signs of this condition.^ Two dominant dogs may take longer to adjust to each other, where as a dominant dog with a submissive or two submissive dogs should get along right away.

^ A Bloat Kit provides all the items you need to tube your own dog if a serious bloat emergency develops when medical attention is more than 15-20 minutes away.
  • Great Dane Links: BLOAT 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ginnie.com [Source type: General]

^ If my dog is experiencing early symptoms of bloat, what should I do?
  • Great Dane Links: BLOAT 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.ginnie.com [Source type: General]

.Another problem common to the breed is hip dysplasia.^ Another problem common to the breed is in the hips (hip dysplasia).
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^ Being such a large breed, hip and elbow dysplasia are huge concerns.
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^ Also I got a comment which pointed out that I haven’t really addressed a common problem for giant breed puppies like Great Danes: PANO, or panosteitis.

.Typically an x-ray of the parents can certify whether their hips are healthy and can serve as a guideline for whether the animals should be bred and are likely to have healthy pups.^ I check all animals bred for hips, echo for heart disease,thyroid,and eye disease.I am now starting to also test for VWD and elbows.
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  • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]

^ Parents are OFA Hip/Elbow certified/pre-certified & Thyroid checked.
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  • Great Dane Dog Breeders At PuppySites.Com (Grouped By Location) 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.puppysites.com [Source type: General]

.Wobbler disease can also be a problem in this breed, it is generally gradually progressive and usally first appears in dogs under 2 years.^ There are an enormous number of conditions that affect the spinal cord in large breed dogs, and each of these may appear similar to CVMMS. Because of this, it is necessary to perform several tests to determine what is causing the problem.

^ This said, known concerns can be, CHD (Canine Hip Displasia), Cardiomyopathy, (Heart Disease), Arthritis (generally in older dogs)  as well as things that other dogs get.

^ Petra, a mixed breed, was the first Blue Peter dog.
  • Gibson the Great Dane - Zimbio 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

It is thought to be inherited, and though there is treatment prognosis is usually guarded.[15]
Great Danes generally live 8–10 years, but with responsible breeding and improved nutrition they can live to be 12-14.
.Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and many congenital heart diseases are also commonly found in the Great Dane, leading to its nickname of the Heartbreak breed, in conjunction with its shorter lifespan.^ Your heart belongs to a Great Dane.
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^ Great Dane with Wobbler disease .
  • Great Dane Videos & Web - vizhole 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC video.vizhole.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Great Danes in Finland Breed standard .
  • Finnish Great Dane Club - Suomen Tanskandoggi ry. 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdane.fi [Source type: Original source]

.Great Danes also suffer from several genetic disorders that are specific to the breed.^ We breed beautiful and health Great Danes.
  • Great Dane Dog Breeders Listing 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.k9stud.com [Source type: General]

^ We breed with pride and respect for the Great Dane.
  • Top 50 Great Dane Sites - Review of the best Great Dane sites 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC greatdane.toplisted.net [Source type: General]

^ Great Danes also suffer from several genetic disorders that are specific to the breed.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.For example, if a Great Dane lacks color (is white) near its eyes or ears then that organ does not develop and usually the dog will be either blind, deaf, or both.^ Some Great Danes can be dog-aggressive.

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

^ Is the Great Dane the right dog for me?
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[16]

Origins

.It is reported that the Great Dane was developed from mastiff-like dogs taken to Germany by the Alans.^ It is also reported that the Great Dane was developed from mastiff-like dogs taken to Germany by the Alans.
  • Great Dane Lovers 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Some Great Danes can be dog-aggressive.

^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
  • Great Dane - Reviews on RateItAll 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: General]

[17]
Great Danes Gislev church, Denmark 1500–25
According to Barbara Stein, "The breed originated in Germany, probably from a cross between the English mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound."[18] However, other sources maintain that the breed originated in Denmark[19] and still others report the question as controversial and unsettled.[20] .In 1749 Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon [21] used the name "le Grand Danois," (translated by William Smellie as "Great Dane").^ The Great Dane's name is the English translation of the breed name in French: grand Danois, meaning "big Danish."
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^ Grand Danois Zoe Great Dane babies december 2009 .
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^ It is he who for the first time coins the name "le Grand Danois".
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.Up until that time the hound was referred to in England as "Danish dog."^ Up until that time the hound was referred to in England as "Danish dog" (see "Canine Madness", 1762).
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^ In Germany in 1780 the hound is referred to as "Grosse Dänische Yagd Hund" or "Large Danish Hunting Hound" (see Edward C. Ash : Practical Dog Book, 1931, "The Great Dane").
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[22] .According to Jacob Nicolay Wilse the Danes called the dog "large hound," a terminology continued well in to the 20th century.^ I agree with you – I think a well-trained, well-socialised, healthy, good-temperament Dane is the most “perfect” dog – no other breed can come close!
  • Honey the Great Dane 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC bighoneydog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Description: The Great Dane is huge, well muscled and an elegant, regal dog breed.
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^ The Great Dane is a large dog , and will do well in an environment with a yard or garden to play in.

[23] .As late as in the 1780 Germany the hound is referred to as "Grosser Dänischer Jagdhund" (English: Large Danish Hunting Hound).^ Great Dane ( German mastiff ) Large hunting dog, originally bred in Germany more than 400 years ago.
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[24] At the first dog exhibition, held in Hamburg 14-20 July 1863, eight dogs were called "Dänische Dogge" and seven "Ulmer Doggen."[25]
The Great Dane Raro, Denmark 1655
The Great Dane Sultan, Denmark 1699

Great Danes in popular culture

.
Le Grand Danois
  • The Great Dane was named the state dog of Pennsylvania in 1965.[26]
  • Scooby-Doo, a Hanna-Barbera character.^ The Great Dane was designated the official state dog of Pennsylvania in 1965.
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    ^ Some Great Danes can be dog-aggressive.

    ^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
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    .Designer Iwao Takamoto based this famous animal character on a Great Dane based on sketches given by a Hanna-Barbera employee who bred this dog, although Scooby's tail is longer than a real Great Danes and bears a resemblance to a cat's tail.^ The Great Dane was designated the official state dog of Pennsylvania in 1965.
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    ^ Some Great Danes can be dog-aggressive.

    ^ Great Dane 5 Great dogs.
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    [27][28]
  • Brutus in The Ugly Dachshund, a Great Dane raised by a Dachshund mother.
.
A female blue Great Dane
  • Marmaduke is a newspaper comic strip drawn by Brad Anderson from 1954 to the present day.^ Blue and fawn great dane- playing !!!
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    ^ We breed blue and black great danes.
    • Great Dane Breeders | GREATDANELADY.COM 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC www.greatdanelady.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some Great Danes are completely blue.
    • � Great Dane Rescue � ANIMALS FOR ADOPTION � RescueMe.Org 22 January 2010 0:27 UTC greatdane.rescueme.org [Source type: General]

    The strip revolves around the Winslow family and their Great Dane, Marmaduke.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Es war ein reizender Abend," short story by Erich Kästner.
  2. ^ Becker,The Great Dane - Embodying a Full Exposition of the History, Breeding Principles, Education, and Present State of the Breed (a Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic): Embodying a Full Exposition the History, Breeding Principles, Education, and Present State of the Breed, Published by READ BOOKS, 2005, ISBN 1905124430.
  3. ^ Great Dane, The Online Dog Encyclopedia, www.dogsindepth.com
  4. ^ Jones, Sam (22 February 2010) Giant George takes crown as the world's tallest dog, The Guardian
  5. ^ "Tallest Dog Living". Guinness World Records. 2004-08-31. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/natural_world/fantastic_pets/tallest_dog_living.aspx. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Great Dane Breed Standard". American Kennel Club. 1999. http://www.akc.org/breeds/great_dane. 
  7. ^ a b "UK Kennel Club Breed Standard"
  8. ^ a b "Guinness: Arizona Great Dane is tallest dog ever". Washington Post. 22 February 2010. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/22/AR2010022202695.html. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand Kennel Club standard"
  10. ^ Cunliffe, Juliette (2005). The Complete Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. UK: Parragon Publishing. ISBN 1-40544-389-8. 
  11. ^ Great Dane: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog, Kennel Club Book, 2003, ISBN 159378273X
  12. ^ "The Great Dane Adoption Society, Care Advice"
  13. ^ "All about Great Danes.com Exercise advice"
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A Great Dane

Noun

Singular
Great Dane
Great Dane (plural Great Danes)
  1. A breed of dog known for its great size.

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The Great Dane is a large breed of dog, around 2.5 ft or taller at the shoulder. Great Danes can be fawn (a combination of tan and black), black, Harlequin (a combination of black and white spots), blue, brindle, or mantle. The females are usually smaller and weight on an average of 100-120 lbs, the males slightly larger and weighing about 135 lbs or more.

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