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Great Dane

Great Dane breeders in South AfricaGreat Dane

 

The Great Dane (18th Cent. French: Grand Danois), also known as German Mastiff (German: Deutsche Dogge) or Danish Hound (German: Dänischer Hund), is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) known for its giant size. The Great Dane is one of the world's tallest dog breeds; the current world record holder, measuring 112 cm from paw to shoulder is Zeus. Great Danes were originally bred to hunt deer and wild boar. Great Danes have naturally floppy, triangular ears. In the past, when Great Danes were commonly used to hunt boars, cropping of the ears was performed to make injuries to the dogs' ears less likely during hunts. Now that Danes are primarily companion animals, cropping is sometimes still done for traditional and cosmetic reasons. In the 1930s when Great Danes had their ears cropped, after the surgery two devices called Easter Bonnets were fitted to their ears to make them stand up. Today, the practice is common in the United States but much less common in Europe. In some European countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, parts of Australia, and in New Zealand, the practice is banned, or controlled to only be performed by veterinary surgeons. Read more about Great Dane Breed here

 

See the list below for local Great Dane Breeders in South Africa.

Cabernet

Cabernet

Breeders of Great Danes

SA Great Dane Association

SA Great Dane Association

Breeders of Great Danes

Brolloxon

Brolloxon

Breeders of Great Danes

Wynkarn

Wynkarn

Breeders of Great Dane's

Vonhaewijon

Vonhaewijon

Breeders of Great Dane's

Tretower

Tretower

Breeders of Great Dane's

Slagan

Slagan

Breeders of Great Dane's

Saxony

Saxony

Breeders of Great Dane's

Melodyhof

Melodyhof

Breeders of Great Dane's

Fairmoor

Fairmoor

Breeders of Great Dane's

Caldygate

Caldygate

Breeders of Great Dane's

Leeuwpoort Kennels

Leeuwpoort Kennels

Breeder of Great Danes