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Breed Standards for the Great Dane

 

 

General Appearance:

This regal breed combines great size and power with elegance.  It is square proportioned and well balanced.

 

 

Head:

Square jaw with deep muzzle, almond-shaped, medium-sized eyes, head long and rectangular, stop pronounced, ears medium size; if cropped, carried uniformly erect, short level back.

 

 

Tail:

Set high, not carried over level of back.

 

 

Coat:

Short, dense, sleek-looking.

 

 

Color:

Brindle, fawn, blue, black, and harlequin, which is all white ground with all black or all blue patches.

 

 

Size:

Height is 28 – 30 inches and weight is 100 – 120 pounds.

 

 

Temperament:

Gentle, loving, easygoing and sensitive.


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