The Great Dane is a breed of dog that is huge. This is probably one of the first impressions that one gets when they look at this breed. The look of a huge Great Dane is enough to make you think that this would be a fierce breed of dog but this dog breed unlike its looks is a gentle giant.
But your initial impression of ferocity is also not far off the mark as this breed was initially bred with the intention that it should chase down and hunt wild boar. However with the passage of time this ferocity has been bred out of the Great Dane to make it a huge but friendly dog.
However when you look at amazing pictures of Great Dane, you will realize what we mean when we say that its huge size and really loud bark is enough to put the fear of dogs in most burglars.
At that point one is likely to think more in terms of running away from this huge dog than sit around speculating about its gentle nature. The Great Dane was breed from the mastiff breed though this breed is more refined than the mastiff. In fact one can even describe the Great Dane as being sleek and elegant.
40 Amazing Pictures Of Great Dane
One would not be wrong if one described the Great Dane from some of these amazing pictures of it as being as big as a calf. The dog is long and narrow and seems to present a intimidating picture. The athletic and muscular build of a Great Dane becomes obvious when you look at these amazing pictures. This gentle dog breed tends to be very loyal and friendly with others around him and will be a good addition to the family. However, as you can see the size of this dog will take some getting used to.