Great Dane

The Great Dane is a German breed[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] o domestic dug (Canis lupus familiaris) kent for its giant size.[8]

Great Dane
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A Harlequin Great Dane
Ither namesDeutsche Dogge
German Mastiff
Common eik-namesGentle Giant
Wecht Male 120–200 lb (54–91 kg)
Female 100–130 lb (45–59 kg)
Hicht Male 30–34 in (76–86 cm)
Female 28–32 in (71–81 cm)
Life span 6–8 years
Clessification / staundarts
FCI Group 2, Section 2 #235 staundart
AKC Wirkin staundart
CKC staundart
KC (UK) Wirkin staundart
NZKC Nonsporting staundart
UKC Guardian Dugs staundart
Domestic dug (Canis lupus familiaris)


  1. "Great Dane Breed Standard". American Kennel Club. 1999. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. Standards and Nomenclature, Group 2, Section 2, Molossoid breeds: 5. Germany: Deutsche Dogge (235) (Great Dane)
  3. Diane McCarty: Great Danes,TFH Publications, 1997, p. 6, ISBN 978-0793823130
  4. Jore Stahlkuppe: Great Danes (Complete Pet Owner's Manual), Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, 2012, p. 7, ISBN 978-0764147463
  5. Jill Swedlow: New Owners Guide Great Danes (New Owner's Guide To...),Publisher: TFH Publications, 1997, p. 8, ISBN 978-0793827640
  6. Charlotte Wilcox: The Great Dane, Capstone, 1997, p. 5, ISBN 1560655437
  7. J. Allen Varasdi: Myth Information: More Than 590 Popular Misconceptions, Fallacies, and Misbeliefs Explained!, Google eBook, 2011
  8. Becker,The Great Dane - Embodying a Full Exposition of the History, Breeding Principles, Education, and Present State of the Breed (a Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic): Embodying a Full Exposition the History, Breeding Principles, Education, and Present State of the Breed, Published by READ BOOKS, 2005, ISBN 1-905124-43-0.