In some countries, without any reason, it is called the Danish mastiff (for example, in France “Gran Danois”, and in England “Great Day”). This is not true, since back in 1879 in Germany its breed characteristics were first determined and the breed of dogs was named “Great Dane”. He belongs to the largest dogs in general.
The Great Dane is a descendant of ancient mastiff-like dogs, which were bred in ancient times for military and hunting purposes. They were powerful, heavy dogs, fearless, confident in their strength. From various breed groups and varieties of these mastiff-like dogs in different countries, many breeds have arisen by crossing, which has great similarities among themselves.
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