BREED: Great Danes
AGE: Spirit 2yrs
Spirit – Male
Freya – Female
HOME: Pakenham, VIC
BED SIZE: Both 58+
Super Plain Set
Black top, Red side
Black top, Rosita side
Hi Simon and Kara,
Just a couple of pics to show you that our Great Danes Freya and Spirit love their new beds!! After a couple of minutes of moving around on them, they have figured out the best way to lie down – we all just about wet ourselves laughing whilst this was going on!! As you can see, Freya loves to have her legs in the air!! Not very ladylike, but she is finding the beanbag a blessing for her back. Good for a growing pup! The beds are beautifully made and we are very impressed! We will be recommending your product to all our Great Dane friends!
Lisa and Kyle
Learn more about the Great Dane
- The Great Dane is a large German breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris). It is known for its enormous body and great height.
- The German name of the breed is Deutsche Dogge, which means German mastiff.
- The Great Dane is one of the world’s tallest dog breeds. The world record holder for tallest dog was a Great Dane called Zeus (died September 2014; aged 5). He measured 112 cm (44 in) from paw to shoulder.
- Great Danes large size belies their friendly nature, as they are known for seeking physical affection from their owners.
- Extremely large boar hounds resembling the Great Dane appear in ancient Greece in frescoes from Tiryns dating back to 14 th-13 th centuries BC.
- The large boar hound, or Molossian hound, continues to appear throughout ancient Greece. Also in subsequent centuries right up to the Hellenistic era. The Molossian hound, the Suliot dog, and specific imports from Greece, were used in the 18th century to increase the stature of the boar hounds in Austria and Germany and the wolfhounds in Ireland.
- Bigger dogs are depicted on numerous rune stones in Scandinavia. They also appear on coinage in Denmark from the 5th century AD. Also in the collection of Old Norse poems, known in English as Poetic Edda.
- The University of Copenhagen Zoological Museum holds at least seven skeletons of very large hunting dogs. These date from the 5th century BC through to the year 1000 AD.