It has the perfect temperament to be a suitable. In fact, the current record holder of the tallest dog in the world as per the Guinness World Record is held by Zeus, a Great Dane in the United States. Some even call them Apollo because of their presence in ancient Roman as depicted upon coins and scriptures. Do not be alarmed by their demeanour and size. The tallest dog breed is also one of the most loving temperaments you will choose to share space with.
Although, with great stature comes great costs; they are likely to knock down a objects in their way including the young humans and the frail-bodied.
This issues is of course with no intent of the dog in doing so; being extremely attached to their immediate human pack, that is their families. History The Great Dane is known to be first bred and recorded around the 16th Century in Europe, however scriptures of an almost identical dog have been revealed dating back to about 3, B.
The most likely originators of this dog are known to be English Mastiff and Irish Wolfhound. Also known as 'German Mastiff', it is still quite a mystery where the name 'Great Dane' came to be. The Romans have a known affiliated culture where this dog was kept to ward off evil spirits. This humungous dog was bred to hunt wild boar while being a companion dog. They were even used as war dogs because of their size and guarding instincts.
However, the intensity and aggression was eventually bred out over the span of a century when the English Greyhound was added for a more mellow temperament. Germany named this monstrous but friendly beast as their National Dog in Unique Aspects There are many giant-sized dog breeds today and in fact the Irish Wolfhound is their fiercest rival when it comes to height comparison.
But what sets them apart from other giant dogs is their own perception! Most people will obviously not miss out their towering presence but what is much more evident is their puppy behaviour till about 3 years of age, when they start maturing as a dog.
When they are about 12 months of age, they are already almost bigger than a 5-year old human. During the entire time they are growing, they seem to be completely oblivious of their size and presence. Hence, knocking down anything and everything in the way is a common occurrence. What's more ironic is that they feel they are better lap dogs than the Chihuahuas and the French Bulldogs of the world. Many a times, their gesture of affection would be to sit on a humans lap.
Fun Trivia Great Dane has been portrayed in various comics and movies as a loveable and docile pet. We bring to you some famous Great Danes that have been stars in movies and the celebrities that you share your giant with. Movie Characters Marmaduke and Scooby Doo are lovable comic strips featuring Great Danes that are known for their clumsiness. These strips have been made into movies and the Great Danes have been the stars in these movies.
Closer home, this giant breed dog was owned by Amitabh Bachchan and was called Shanouk.