FAQS About Great Danes
| Brief History
The Great Dane was developed in
Germany to hunt wild boars. The earliest written dog description
resembling this breed is found in Chinese literature around 1121 B.C.
Great Dane, in the English language, is a translation of an old French designation, grand Danois, meaning "big Danish." But this was only one of half a dozen names which had been used for this breed over the centuries.
In 1891 the Great Dane Club of Germany adopted a precise standard, or official description of the ideal specimen.
| Breed Standards
The Great Dane combines, in its regal appearance, dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. It is one of the working class breeds.