Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Great Dane

Contributor(s): Stephens M B


General information

  • Dogs similar to Danes appear on carvings from 2,000 years ago. A descendant of the Molossian dogs of Rome, this breed owes its present day lines to German breeding.
  • First emerged in German show ring in 1863.
  • The Dane is a very large dog requiring skilled ownership. It is generally gentle but its size and strength requires a strong commitment from the owner.
  • It is good with children and other dogs and does not require a lot of exercise or grooming.

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