The mellow Great Dane, the powerful “Apollo of Dogs,” is a complete joy to live with, but taking on the responsibility of a dog with such imposing size, weight, and strength is not something that should be taken lightly. Although not a Dane, this breed is nonetheless fantastic.
Danes can reach a shoulder height of 32 inches, making them taller than the majority of other dogs and, when supported by their rear legs, most people. These strong giants have the graceful gait of natural noblemen, and they exude elegance and equilibrium. Danes are attentive house guardians despite their charming disposition, and the coat comes in a variety of colors and designs, with the most well-known being the black-and-white patchwork pattern known as “harlequin.” Despite their sweet nature, Danes are alert home guardians. Just the sight of these gentle giants is usually enough to make intruders think twice. But those foolish enough to mistake the breed’s friendliness for softness will meet a powerful foe of true courage and spirit. Patient with kids, Danes are people pleasers who make friends easily.