This canine Apollo never goes unnoticed. This dog is considered a giant in dog breeds. Even if he is not the largest dog, that position belonging to the Irish Greyhound, he is still one of the largest dogs in the world. Even though the Greyhound is considered the largest, Gibson, a Great Dane living in the United States, held the position of the largest dog in the world for some time. Even today, Giant George, another Great Dane, still holds the record.
Between 76 and 86 cm (29.92 to 33.86 inches) for the male
Between 71 and 81 cm (27.95 to 31.89 inches) for the female
Between 54 and 91 kg (119.05 to 200.62 pounds) for the male
Between 45 and 59 kg (99.21 to 130.07 pounds) for the female
The Great Dane's coat can be white with black (harlequin), blue (very dark grey, steel-coloured), black, fawn or brindle (light or medium brown with darker brown spots).
The Great Dane's coat is smooth, dense and very short, glossy and flat down.
His head is very well proportioned to his body and has a rather elongated shape, but still quite broad. The Great Dane has lively, intelligent, dark eyes, which are lighter in colour for steel-coloured Great Danes. The ears are naturally drooping even if they are often cut shorter by humans. His nose varies according to the colour of the coat.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #568