Breed of the Week: The Gentle Giant


Having owned smaller dogs for most of my life, I have always been fascinated by Great Danes — their size, temperament, and (most of all) their reputation as Gentle Giants intrigued me.

The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. It is one of the giant working breeds, but is unique in that its general conformation must be so well balanced that it never appears clumsy, and shall move with a long reach and powerful drive.”  ~American Kennel Club

Believed to be a combination of Irish Wolfhound and old English Mastiff, the Great Dane was originally developed by the Germans to hunt boar. Now used as guard dogs and companions, they are gentle and loving in nature and make excellent additions to most households.

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