Dating a dane
The Englische Dogge became rare, and was kept only as a dog of hobby or luxury.
In the 19th century, the dog was known as a "German boarhound" in English-speaking countries.
These dogs were called Englische Docke or Englische Tocke – later written and spelled: Dogge – or Englischer Hund in Germany. After time, the English word "dog" came to be the term for a molossoid dog in Germany The dogs were used for hunting bear, boar, and deer at princely courts, with the favorites staying at night in the bedchambers of their lords.
These Kammerhunde (chamber dogs) were outfitted with gilded collars, and helped protect the sleeping princes from assassins.
However, it is important not to over exercise this breed, particularly when young.
Great Dane puppies grow very large, very fast, which puts them at risk of joint and bone problems.
The Great Dane is a very gentle and loving animal and with the proper care and training is great around children, especially when being raised with them.Other colours occur occasionally, but are not acceptable for conformation showing, and they are not pursued by breeders who intend to breed show dogs.