The Great Dane is a very large dog breed, known for being one of the tallest dog breeds of all, with very long legs. Despite its intimidating size, the Great Dane is a friendly, affectionate breed.
Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
Characteristics: This Great Dane is standing at attention, showcasing the size and stature of the breed. From its floppy ears to its thin curving tail, it exemplifies the “greatness” of these dogs.
Size and Color: This figure is just under 5 inches long from nose to tail, and 3 ¾ inches to the top of its head. It’s about the size of a DVD or Blu-Ray disc. This figure represents the “blue” coat of the Great Dane, meaning its fur is a dark, steely gray-blue. Its eyes are brown.
- The Great Dane is part of the Best in Show collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
It is believed the Great Dane originated in Germany, despite its name which would suggest Denmark. Large hunting dogs were long used in Europe, and the Great Dane may have its roots in Molossian hounds, Suilot dogs, and other dogs which were brought in to increase the size of the hunting dogs even more. The name “Great Dane” was decided upon in 1755 due to strained relationships between Germany and other countries.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 12.06 L x 3.96 W x 9.52 H
- Size in inches: 4.75 L x 1.56 W x 3.75 H
- UPC: 095866002749