Nash the Great Dane is a big, big dog with an owner who is desperate for a dance partner. That’s where Nash comes in to the rescue!
The huge canine might be enjoying this for awhile, but common dance etiquette lists, “If your dance partner is biting on your arm it means they would like to stop dancing now.” It’s in the book – check it out.
Nash is eventually released from the tango forced upon him and is expecting some extra treats for his patience!
If you aren’t completely enthralled with the style and beauty of a Great Dane, you might not know as much about them as you should. These are dogs with an amazing background story and are quite the sight to see up close. They are gentle giants, too, and are the 15th Most Popular Dog Breed. That is according to The American Kennel Club Registration list. Officially, they were recognized by the AKC in 1887. They have three approved markings and nine approved colors. Best of all, perhaps, is that they are well-suited to live wherever. Most people think a dog of their stature would require a lot of exercising. In fact, they really don’t, which makes them a good pet anywhere they live. They also don’t bark much, which makes them ideal if you have close neighbors or live in an apartment.
This big guy knows how to have a good time.
Intentionally bred to hunt deer, boar, and bear and first bred in Germany, Great Danes were called Englische Docke or Englische Tocke, and eventually German Boarhound. Danes protected the sleeping Princes from assassins. In the 19th Century, some German breeders tried to change the name to German Mastiff to take away the notion that it was a working dog, and that it was a dog of luxury instead. However, due to many tensions with Germany and other countries at the time, it eventually became the Great Dane, even though it has no Danish ancestry. There was a Great Dane named Zeus who held the Guinness World Record for being the world’s tallest dog. This huge dog was described as a “gentle giant,” and stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs.
Look at that smile.
Great Danes have a super cool genealogical past. Since Great Danes were designed with hunting in mind, a unique mix of dogs was chosen for the job. To achieve the desired result, three breeds were used in the creation of Great Danes: Irish Wolfhounds for height, Mastiffs for muscle mass and Greyhounds for speed. The founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, absolutely loved Great Danes. Even now, hanging in the Governer’s office is a portrait of Penn and his Great Dane. In 1967, Pennsylvania named the Great Dane it’s official state dog. Penn stated, “The physical and other attributes of the Great Dane, to wit: size, strength, beauty, intelligence, tolerance, courage, faithfulness, trustworthiness, and stability exemplify those of Pennsylvania.” The country of Germany also loves Great Danes. In fact, they are so Iconic that in 1876 Germany declared the Great Dane its national dog. However, it is known as Deutsche Dogge there.