Great Dane: Model of Nobility (Howell's Best of Breed Library)

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This all-new book about the popular canine giant is the first in-depth work on the breed for Howell Book House since 1981. It is intended as a complete reference on the breed for every Dane owner from the reader with a first puppy to the serious breeder with a kennel full of champions. Completely authoritative, it also sparkles with the author's good humor and her obvious love of the bree—a must for the Dane fancier's library.

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The Great Dane For many years the most familiar of the giant breeds, the Great Dane enjoys the admiration of dog lovers everywhere — and for all the right reasons. Interestingly, the Great Dane is not Danish at all, but was developed in Germany to hunt wild boar. For this the Dane needed strength, speed, good sense and a deep reservoir of courage. Modern Great Danes fully reflect these virtues. The Great Dane is also as handsome as he is dependable. His sleek coat may be one of several beautiful colors and is easily looked after. This elegant relative of the early Mastiffs has a "people-pleasing" nature that makes a Great Dane an easy dog to live with in spite of its size. As you will see in this book, a Dane can be trained as a peerless companion and an able participant in many performance activities for all dogs. For those who own and love the Great Dane, there can be no other breed.

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The Great Dane-Model of Nobility is the newest reference for everyone who owns and loves Great Danes and for anyone seeking expert, reliable information on this canine Adonis. The chapter topics include an honest look at what life is like with a giant canine, and an absorbing evaluation of the breed standard with an in-depth explanation of all its requirements. There is valuable guidance on acquiring a Great Dane and keeping your Dane happy and thriving as well as priceless advice on showing, performance activities, breeding and much more. The book also features two appendices, a bibliography and an extensive index, as well as a beautiful full-color section illustrating all approved Great Dane colors.
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