Other facts about the Great Dane, (err) German…

Other facts about the Great Dane, (err) German Mastiff…

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They’re known for their huge height, but statistically they’re not the tallest breed. On average, Irish Wolfhounds tend to be taller than Great Danes.

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Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, was a Great Dane fan. A portrait of Penn with a Great Dane hangs in the governor’s residence. Pennsylvania named the Great Dane its official state dog in 1967.

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Three cartoon dogs were Great Danes. Marmaduke, Astro and Scooby-Doo.

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The Great Dane became the National dog of Germany in 1876 overshadowing other more popular German breeds such as the German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman and Boxer.

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