How did the Great Dane Get its Name and Where Did The Dog Breed Originate?

The Great Dane, also known as German Mastiff or Danish Hound, is a breed of domestic dog known for its giant size.

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The Great Dane is one of the world’s tallest dog breeds, and is commonly referred to as the “Apollo of all breeds”.

It is believed that the Great Dane was developed from mastiff-like dogs and originated in Germany.

The breed is most likely a cross between the English mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound.

The French gave the wolfhound mastiff mix its name, thinking they’d come from Denmark.

However, Germans call them Deutsche Dogges “German dogs”.

The Great Dane was named the state dog of Pennsylvania in 1965, and a Harlequin Great Dane is featured in almost all of Lady GaGa’s music videos.

Dogs of War.

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