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As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Danes tower over most other dogs—and when standing on their hind legs, they are taller than most people. These powerful giants are the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen. The coat comes in different colors and patterns, perhaps the best-known being the black-and-white patchwork pattern known as “harlequin.” Despite their sweet nature, Danes are alert home guardians. Just the sight of these gentle giants is usually enough to make intruders think twice. But those foolish enough to mistake the breed’s friendliness for softness will meet a powerful foe of true courage and spirit. Patient with kids, Danes are people pleasers who make friends easily (akc.org).

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Stefani Wehner 29 Aug 2019

Most excellent work, Barbara and great memories for me .Looks like my Great Dane boy "Freddy" ,,lost 1998. After him I had a black Great Dane Girl during 11 years. Thanks for sharing this outstanding work! My PIC today!

Artist Reply: I really love dogs.. they've been part of my life since I was very young. I guess this is my way of honoring them.. and thank you

Brenda Loveless 02 Jun 2019

Beautiful portrait!

Artist Reply: thank you

Joanie Holliday 02 Jun 2019

WONDERFUL WORK.. MY BROTHER IN LAW HAS HAD A FEW ... THEY ARE TERRIFIC.. ONLY ONE WAS A LITTLE NASTY. DON'T KNOW WHY.

Artist Reply: could have been born that way.. and thanks