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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.

Great Dane

Great dane

Life expectancy: 7 to 10 years
Color: brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin, mantle
Eyes: medium-sized, deep-set, dark.
Coat type: Short dense coat.
Size: Males 30+ inches; females 28+ inches
Health issues: Has a tendency to bloat. It is particularly susceptible to hip dysplasia, some genetic heart ailments, and cancer.
Living conditions: Can adjust well to both city and country living. Needs a lot of space

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