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Great Danes

By Karina Le Mare

ISBN: 9781852233167
PUBLISHED: November 1992
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 235 x 165 mm
INSIDE: 90 black & white photographs, 14 line drawings

Originally bred for hunting and fighting, the Great Dane became established as a breed in its own right in the nineteenth century, and has today become both a majestic show dog and a gentle, loyal companion.

In this book, the history of the breed is explored and the Breed Standards reproduced and discussed. Also included is much valuable information on the practicalities of buying a puppy, care, management and training, as well as advice on breeding, pregnancy and whelping, showing, judging and diseases and ailments. A special chapter is included on the breed's show history with details of famous dogs of the past and present.

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