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The Great Dane is a breed of working dog developed at least 400 years
ago in Germany, where it was used for boar hunting. The Great Dane
is typically a swift, alert dog noted for courage, friendliness,
and dependability. It has a massive, square-jawed head, and body
lines that give it an elegant appearance. Its short coat is black,
golden brown, brindle, blue-gray, or white with black patches. It
is the tallest of the working breeds, standing 28 to 32 inches tall.
Its name was derived from one of its French names, Grand Danois
(Big Danish), although there is no known reason to associate Denmark
with the history or origin of the breed. In its native Germany it
is known as the Deutsche Dogge (German Mastiff). This breed has
existed in Britain for many centuries and is said to be descended
from the Molosus hounds of ancient Rome. It was used as a wild boar
hunter, companion and bodyguard in the Middle Ages and has also
played a part in bull-baiting.