A guide to the Great Dane. This book traces the history and ancestry of the breed and interprets the Breed Standards. Also included is practical advice on buying a puppy, care and managment, grooming, training, judging, pregnancy, whelping, and diseases and ailments.
Originally bred for hunting and fighting, the Great Dane became established as a breed in its own right in the 19th 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.