Thursday, March 25, 2010

A great Great Dane!


No, this is not another Ocala horse...just a very shy, beautiful Great Dane!

35 comments:

Allison said...

What an awesome pup! However, I don't envy the health problems that almost inevitably come with giant breeds. I LOVE that they didn't crop his ears. That is something I really don't condone. Hug your Haley for me:)

Memphis MOJO said...

That's a wonderful looking animal. Nice shot.

brattcat said...

That's one big guy! You sure he's not a horse?

Paula II said...

Not sure I'd have chosen a jack-o-lantern scarf with a dappled gray suit, but he does manage to pull it off. Very handsome!

slim said...

I bet you could fit a saddle on him . . .

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A lovely pattern on that dog!!

Nice pink gums and tongue!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful, beautiful dog. Great color. Did you ask if you could go for a ride? MB

Don and Krise said...

That is one good looking dog. The dappling really looks neat too.

magiceye said...

good looker indeed!

Per Stromsjo said...

Scarf and all... How old would you say?

Kcalpesh said...

The big guy's shy? Hmm I rarely get to see a giant pet of a similar breed over here. He's for sure posing very nicely for the photo :-)

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lewi14 said...

Heidenei! (a Swabian word for incredible; it was the first word which I've thought). What a gigantic dog! And it looks like very friendly!

Gunn said...

Gosh, he is HUGE, and a smart looking family friend:-)

Bibi said...

He is a great-looking dog. My friend had a very gentle Great Dane. I tend to think they all are.

paula said...

I think I never saw one so big.

Jim Klenke said...

Hes a big one.

Halcyon said...

He is a beauty!

VP said...

He won't fit in my apartment!

Dan J. said...

It is so amazing to me when I see these huge animals next to people. You really get a feel for the size of this beast.

It also amazes me how kind and gentle they are. More often then not, the Great Danes I have met have such a soft, almost timid stature to them. There is nothing more curious and amusing than to see a near 200 pound dog try and sit in its masters lap so it can feel safe.

Great capture!... and you were right, this was a fine addition to the Dane I posted the other day. They are amazing dogs.

Leif Hagen said...

He's not a big dog, he's a super big dog! I bet he can woof down a lot of dog food, non?!
Bon weekend Jacob Meister

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Holy cow! Kids COULD ACTUALLY ride him, though, just like a horse! Saddle up!

Lois said...

What a gorgeous dog! I wonder why he's so shy.

Daryl said...

Amazingly gentle creatures .. I cant imagine how much it must cost to feed him ..

Jarart said...

Dogs of this breed are gentle giants! After 12 years working for a veterinarian, I never saw one that wasn't friendly and loved everyone.

Hilda said...

Huge! And he looks cute with his smiley scarf. :)

JM said...

My favourite dog! This one is a beauty!

cieldequimper said...

Is he going to get any bigger?

Per Stromsjo said...

Fortunately, a timid nature seems to be correlated with this kind of size. I remember a big black dog when I was a kid, he was the kindest around the block and the only dog in the neighborhood which couldn't bark at all!

Rose said...

He is gorgeous.

bfarr said...

Very nice dogs. My niece has two of them. Leif mentioned the amount of dog food. I personally would be more worried about what comes out the other end.

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Nope!

Bob Poris said...

Can a jockey ride him?

Wolynski said...

Gorgeous dog, but, I don't know, they're too big for me and tend to slobber. What's wrong with a nice chihuahua?

tapirgal said...

Nice dog. I had to laugh at the smiley-face kerchief. Are you sure it's not even PART horse?

EG Wow said...

He's BIG!

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