BREED: Great Danes
HOME: England, UK
BED SIZE: 58
BED STYLE: Plain Sets
Red top, Navy side
These three Great Danes are as comfy as human science can make them.
Giant breeds like Great Danes are really larger than a dog should be so we owe them proper support for their Giant bodies. At Barka Parka we believe that the bean bed is the perfect solution… and so do these lucky English Great Danes
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.