Great Dane

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Two Great Danes
Emperor Charles V, with his dog. This painting was made around 1533. It also shows the head of a Great Dane.

The Great Dane is a large breed of dog. They are about 2.5 feet (76 cm) or taller at the shoulder. Great Danes can have coats of a fawn colour, black, Harlequin (a combination of black and white spots), blue, brindle, or mantle. The females are usually smaller and weight on an average of 100 to 120 pounds (45 to 54 kg). Males are slightly larger, about 135 pounds (61 kg) or more.

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