A Gentle Giant with a Rich History
Great Danes are easily recognizable: they’re very tall and very big. Affectionately known as “gentle giants,” these dogs may be giant-sized but have an extremely gentle personality.
The breed has achieved some high profile status over the years. Scooby-Doo and comic strip favorite Marmaduke are both Great Danes. Gibson, currently the world’s tallest dog at 42 inches, is a harlequin Great Dane. The Great Dane is also Pennsylvania’s state dog.
Most importantly, Great Danes made a giant impression on pet owners and have found a place for themselves in homes throughout the nation.
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