The Great Dane
by: Nikki Carroll
The Great Dane, called the “Apollo of dogs”, exude the perfect balance of strength and elegance. These robust dogs are the tallest of all dogs. Despite their appearance the Great Dane is actually a very gentle giant. They are keenly alert animals whose only fault is shyness or excessive nervousness. They are quick friendly and responsive to the people around them and so make great pets.
The beginnings of the Great Dane are unclear, but they can be seen on some Greek money as ear as 36 B.C. Early Great Danes were also in German Gaul in 407 A.D. as well as Italy and Spain. In Germany, they were crossed with the Irish Greyhound to make the courageous large dogs we know today.
Interestingly enough, despite being called Great Danes, the breed has nothing to do with Denmark. Although Great Danes do not live as long as smaller breeds, they are not prone to as much disease. They also can live well in urban settings as long as they are exercised frequently. This gentle giant is best kept inside rather than outside or in a kennel, and he has many talents including tracking and being an excellent watch dog. All in all, this majestic dog makes a great addition to any family.
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