Great Danes

These are the tallest breed of dogs. They are also called the gentle giants for their large size and gentle personalities. There are many varieties of Great Danes including Harlequin, Fawn, Brindle, Blue, Black and Mantle.

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What is a dog's scientific name?

Canis lupus familiaris.

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How do you keep your great Dane to stop shedding?

I've been told using a high quality food can help.

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What dog breed holds the record for being the largest and longest dog ever recorded?

Answer One:

English Mastive

Answer Two:

No. The largest dog ever recorded would be George the Great Dane. 7ft long, weighing nearly 18 stone.

He was officially declared not just the world's tallest living dog (43 inches from paw to shoulder) but the tallest dog ever.

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What NBA players have a Great Danes?

Geoffrey Starnes

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What's the problem if your Great Dane Chariot lawn mower moans and groans when put in forward or reverse and does not want to move when using left hand control you have already rebuilt hydro-gear pump?

I had the exact same problem with mine except it would move with the left handle just not well after messing around with adjustments I could get it to go forward but the left handle would not back up . I kept messing around with it found out the two square head jamb nuts on the pump shaft were loose so it was not moving the shaft all the way when you pulled the handle in the reverse direction . so tighten those nuts make sure they are tightening against the two flats on the shaft then I readjusted the handles back to where they were and it cured my problem I hope that is all that is wrong with yours life is good again !

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Great dane life span?

ARound 9 years

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I have problems with my bath room - is it great idea to install wainscoting there?

Wainscoting is a good idea in any room. Just make sure you use the right material as soft woods that hold alot of water can warp.

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Why does my youg dogs eat plaster of the wall?

i think this is because they are either bored which is pretty easy for them to be as there young and like to have attention every second of the day or they find it fun and maybe tasty dogs are weird like that my border collie ate the new plaster of our wall down the bottom but he was left at home for 4 hours when we had to go out. if you want this to stop try buying small bones and when you are not around to play give it to them to chew on they usually last for about 3 days and they are cheap.

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When is a mastidane fully grown?

2 years or so

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What breed of dog is Chance from the Homeward Bound movie?


Chance is a purebred American Bulldog. You can see other ABs in Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2, Return to Me (2000), The Pooch and the Pauper (1999), Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994), and Wonder Boys (2000)

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ventura california

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How much does a 3 year old dane eat?

How much you feed a 3-year-old Great Dane really depends on the gender, activity level and weight. For example, an active 120 pound male Great Dane should get at least 2,507 kilo calories per day. Visit the site listed under Related Links to discover a Great Dane calorie calculator that will help you determine how much you should be feeding your pet.

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What is the taxonomy of Great danes?

Some sources state that dogs similar to Great Danes were known in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Various sources report that the Great Dane was developed from the medieval boarhound, and or the Mastiff and Irish wolfhound lines. It is also reported that the Great Dane was developed from mastiff-like dogs taken to Germany by the Alans. The breed may be about 400 years old.

The Great Dane is the large hunting dog of the Danír tribe, "Dene" in the poem "Beowulf", today's Danes.

In Old Norse (ON) and Old English (OE) the male is always referred to as "Hund" in etymology from "the Hunt/Hunter", and the female as "grey/grig". This division can still be seen in the hunting protocols from the Royal Kennels of the Royal Court of Denmark year 1710-36 (may be seen at the National Archives, Denmark).[citation needed]

Thus in Norse and Old English literature, specifically the compilation of sagas known as Elder Edda (Poetic Edda), the hound is named in variations over these words, for example "hvndar" and "greyiom" ( Skírnismál , verse 11, Elder Edda) "mjóhundr/myo hwnd/mjøhund, meaning "slender hound" or sighthound (Scanian Law from 1200/1250)

As the original purpose of the hound was to be able to take on the wild boar, the Deer and the wolf we often see kennings applied that identify Odin's two hounds as wolfhounds. As the king's personal hounds it is the very same hound that guards the entrance to the next world in both Denmark and England, the folklore of which forms the basis for "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (see Black Shuck).[citation needed]

The large hound, alongside the horse and the raven, is holy to the kings of Denmark and England. We see this both in the common language at the time and in the buried treasure of the kings and queens.[citation needed]

The large hound appears to be a migration dog. It arrives in the landscapes of the Danes in two migrations: Firstly with the Celts in the 5th Century BCE (see the Gundestrup cauldron, "Plate E: Warrior Initiation" under the cauldron) and secondly with the Danes as they begin to settle year 40-77 ACE.[citation needed]

Uniquely The Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Science has a collection of dog skeletons from both periods and thereafter well in to the Middle Ages. The dogs were buried alongside their owners, male and female, as guiding spirits to the next world. None exists prior to this period. The large hounds are 61-70 cm tall over the shoulder (see the Ladby ship).[citation needed]

The most treasured hound, as is the case with the horse, is the white colored with black markings. Today we know this hound as "Harlequin/Harlekin" (English/ Danish). However the origin is "Herla Cyning" (OE) or "King of the Army".[citation needed] The word evolves because the human king is titled Hariwalda (ON/OE), in the new kingdoms in Britannia evolving to "Bretwalda" or "ruler of the army/Britannia". His personal hounds in white are rulers of all dogs.[citation needed]

Two large hounds can be seen on "The Royal Purse Lid" (The British Museum) as guiding spirits to the king buried in Sutton Hoo, East Anglia, presumably (H)Rædwald in the 7th Century ACE.[citation needed]

Likewise the large hound is depicted on the engravings of the Golden horns of Gallehus from Southern Jutland, Denmark dated to the 5th Century ACE and on numerous rune stones (see the Tjängvide and Ledberg Runestone) and engravings on Viking ships used for burial purposes (see Oseberg ship). The depictions continue uninterrupted in church paintings and murals up until today.[citation needed]

The original large hound was lighter in construction than the current one. We know this both from art and from the royal hunting protocols. We also know what caused this to change, when and how.[citation needed] Great Danes Gislev church, Denmark 1500-25

Towards the end of the 16th Century the Royal Court of Denmark introduced the new fashion of the Parforce Hunt - an unnatural hunt where the hunting dogs were no longer allowed to run down and kill the deer.[citation needed] On the contrary the dogs were expected to hunt the deer, knock it down and hold it firm until the human huntsman arrived to make the kill.[citation needed]

We can see from the protocols of the Danish court that the large hound is not well equipped to perform this new role in the Parforce Hunt.[citation needed] It is too light in build to hold down a deer or wolf without killing it. To solve this problem King Frederick II of Denmark (regent 1559-1588) sends a ship to London in 1585 to bring back "Englandshvalpe" (English puppies) given to him by Queen Elizabeth I of England (regent 1558-1603). The English puppies are the far heavier English mastiffs.[citation needed] The Royal Tapestry from 1585-6 depicts King Frederik II. with his new "English puppy" (see Danish Broholmer). The tapestry can be seen in the National Museum of Denmark. (Source: C. Weismann: Vildtets og Jagtens Historie, Copenhagen, 1931, p. 438-440).

The protocols of the Royal Danish Kennels maintain two separates lines in the kennel in the breeding programme; the Danish and the English line. The cross breeding becomes known as "Blendinge" (same word and meaning as the English word "blend"). This new line of large hounds is the foundation of the present day Great Dane as we see them in Denmark, England and the United States.[citation needed]

The large hound was imported in to the Roman Empire and thus correctly is referred to as Alano in Italian (see Gaston III of Foix-Béarn and his treatise "Livre de la chasse" from 1389. He refers to the large hound in three working functions: "Alan Gentil", "Alan Vautre" og "Alan de Boucherie").[citation needed] The Great Dane Raro, Denmark 1655

We have a record of the hound acting as a wolfhunter very late in history. Johan Täntzer wrote "Der Dianen Hohe und Niedere Jagdgeheimnüsz (1682-89 in three books). He worked for King Christian V of Denmark (regent 1670-1699), initially as "Birdcatcher" (Fuglefænger) at the hunting lodge Jægerborg Castle (see Lauritz de Thurah). Later on, from 1677-85, he acted as Wolfhunter (Ulvejæger) in Jutland, Denmark[citation needed]. He was tasked with controlling the wolf population. He retired as Inspector of the hunting grounds on Amager, Copenhagen and wrote his book on his experiences of hunting wolfs with the large hound in Jutland, Denmark ((Source: C. Weismann: Vildtets og Jagtens Historie, Copenhagen, 1931, p. 467-470).

The hound was highly treasured and a tribal competitive advantage. Thus the hound did not exist in Denmark until King Christian VI of Denmark (regent 1730-1746) ceased the Parforce Hunt in 1741 and gave away all the large hounds from the royal kennels.[citation needed]

The records from the royal kennel at Jægersborg Castle (see Lauritz de Thurah), Denmark shows us who received the hounds as gifts[citation needed]: The Great Dane Sultan, Denmark 1699

King Frederick I of Sweden - 11 pack of hounds Markgraf Friedrich (Brandenburg-Bayreuth) - 25 pack of hounds The Duke of Pløen, Friedrich Carl - 6 packs of hounds King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia - 4 large "Blendinge" (Blended) hounds[5]

This event distributes the large hound throughout Europe amongst the aristocracy and forms the basis for all later rewritings of history. Up until this event in 1741 the hounds were only to be found in the original landscapes, including Normandy from year 912 (hence why the hound can be seen in hunting scenes on the Bayeux Tapestry depicting year 1064, prior to The Battle of Hastings).[citation needed]

In 1749 Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon begins publishing his large thesis on evolution called "Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière". His uses the large hound as an example of evolution (Book 4) and since he cannot find it anywhere in France or in Germania he seeks it in its home turf Denmark.[citation needed] It is he who for the first time coins the name "le Grand Danois".[citation needed] In the English translation of his work by William Smellie (encyclopedist) the same word becomes "Great Dane". Up until that time the hound was referred to in England as "Danish dog" (see "Canine Madness", 1762).[citation needed] Le Grand Danois

We know from a thesis by the Dane Jacob Nicolay Wilse titled "Fuldstændig beskrivelse af stapelstaden Fridericia - efter pålidelige underretninger og egne undersøgninger." (page 176) and published in 1767 that the Danes called the dog "large hound", a terminology continued well in to the 20th Century.[citation needed]

In Germany in 1780 the hound is referred to as "Grosse Dänische Yagd Hund" or "Large Danish Hunting Hound" (see Edward C. Ash : Practical Dog Book, 1931, "The Great Dane").

The first dog exhibition was held in Hamburg 14-20 July 1863. 8 dogs were called "Dänische Dogge" and 7 "Ulmer Doggen".[citation needed]

The records of FCI from this meeting shows that all documentation was published in Bulletin Officiel de la Société Canine de Monaco, August 1937.

At some point, either during or immediately after World War II, the country of origin of the hound is changed from the original Denmark to Germany.[citation needed] FCI would appear to no longer have the records that would be able to explain why that might be.[citation needed]

"Ðéah þe haéðstapa hundum geswenced heorot hornum trum holtwudu séce" (Beowulf, Old English, written about 755-757 ACE, line 1368-69)

"Though the heath-stepper harassed by hounds, The hart with strong horns, seeks the forest (Modern English translation by Benjamin Slade)[citation needed]

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Who sang The world is just a great big onion?

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tyrrell

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How long does an average great dane live for?

6 years

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Can you mix a black lab and a great dane?

I currently have a Black Lab/Great Dane mix. She's about 14 months old and weighs about 140lbs. I'm 6'3" and when she stands on her hind legs she's about as tall as I am. She is absolutely the best dog I have ever known. Very sweet, affectionate and gentle, even considering her gargantuan size. I recommend Black Lab/Great Danes to anyone as long as they have enough love and attention to give them.

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How do you know a great Pyrenees dog is in heat?

She'll start bleeding just like a human.

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Are great danes violent?

No. They are gentle and loving animals.

Note: Some Danes may be aggressive because of the way their owners treat them. Usually abused and ill-treated dogs do not fall under the general description of behavior for other dogs of the same breed.

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How many puppies do Great Dane dogs usually have?

10-14 is average, although my dog came from a litter of 16 and her dam's next litter was also 16.

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How does one become great at hosting live performances?

You would have to keep doing it. The more you perform the better you will become.

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How old is the oldest Great Dane?


Dixie, lives in Muskoka, and will be sixteen years old in December.

Oh yah mine is 20

how do you get the oldest great dane registered mine is 17 and is akc

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Great Pyrenees when are they fully grown?

This is a very large breed, with males weighing 100 to 130 pounds and standing up to 32 inches. The female can weigh as much as 85 pounds but stands only a few inches shorter. The coarse white coat and dense, soft undercoat give the Great Pyrenees the appearance of a bear. In fact, some people even say the dog has a majestic look.


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