Rock The Great Dane Came To Our Atwater Clinic

Rock the Great Dane came to our Atwater clinic to show off his striking colors and his remarkable size.  The Great Dane is actually a German dog (sometimes called German Mastiff) which derives from ancient Greek Molossers dating back to the 15th century BC. In the 16th century Europe the ancient dogs were crossed with English Mastiff and Irish Wolfhound with the intent of producing a larger boar hound. Later, with the With the advent of firearms, the giant dog which could hold prey for the arrival of hunters was no longer necessary and their use has gradually turned into giant companion dog. Until the 19th century, these dogs were known as the German Boar Dog but political tensions with Germany prompted the name change to Great Dane.  The tallest ever was Zeus who stood 44″ tall at the shoulder lived until 2014.  All Great Danes should stand at least 30″ tall which makes them easy to vaccinate because there is no need to even bend over to reach them! – Geoffrey Antipa



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