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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.




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.




Set high, not carried over level of back.




Short, dense, sleek-looking.




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




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




Gentle, loving, easygoing and sensitive.

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