標準外型 : The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body.
毛質和毛色 : The coat shall be short, thick and clean with a smooth glossy appearance.Brindle,Fawn,Blue,Black,Harlequin and Mantle
披毛護理 : their short coats require minimal grooming.
飼養要點 : Daily exercise is necessary
性格 : The Great Dane must be spirited, courageous, always friendly and dependable, and never timid or aggressive
歷史和用途 : Historians claim that there are drawings of dogs that resemble the Great Dane on Egyptian monuments from roughly 3000 B.C. The earliest written description of a dog resembling the breed can be found in Chinese literature of 1121 B.C. The origins of the Great Dane as we know it today can be traced to the Irish Wolfhound with mixture of old English Mastiff. The breed was originally developed by the Germans to hunt boar, a ferocious animal. When no longer used for hunting, the breed changed to one of a companion and estate guard dog.
適合此犬種的人 : Great Danes have gentle and loving dispositions, making them excellent family companions, but as with all dogs, they should be supervised around young children.