History of The breed

A Simple Guide to the Development of the Great Dane

Shrouded in myth the real origin is obscure but historians will tell that man has since early times kept giant smooth coated hounds. There are paintings, tapestries, statues and coins that depict these facts. As these civilisations traded goods the prize hounds were also amongst the items that travelled along the trade routes. So we have evidence that these hounds were wide spread in the areas we know as Poland, Russia, Germany, England and France. The Romans, Assyrians, Greeks and Egyptians all played their part in this episode.

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