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Great Dane

a very large (28-32 inches tall) dog with broad head, small ears carried erect but folded over, a long neck and long tail. Called also German mastiff. The breed is predisposed to cystinuria, spondylolisthesis, osteochondrosis, hypertrophic osteodystrophy and gastric dilatation.
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The Great Danes are 250th in the nation in scoring, compared to the Blue Devils, who come in at sixth with 78.
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m Alan said: "In got a Great Dane puppy called Merlin.
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Great Danes come in a variety of colors, have gentle dispositions, and they sleep a lot.
These Great Danes grow into the size of small horses and they were living in completely unsuitable conditions.
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And now's he's livid after finding out a lawyer has been hired in a bid to keep the dog - one of two Great Danes kept by the Crawfords - alive.
He saw two great Danes in the front garden and was allegedly told by Carol, 47: "Don't worry - they are just saying hello to you," as the dogs barked at him.
Great Danes Humphrey, Merlin and Barney, Anya the Labrador, Mimi the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Harry the parrot and the family's two rabbits and one fish are all carefully looked after.
Great Danes are lovely dogs, really docile and soft.