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Great Dane

LC control 85056979
LC classificationSF429.G7
Topical headingGreat Dane
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Deutsche dogge
Dogo aleman
Dogue allemand
German boarhound
German mastiff
Great Danes
See alsoMastiff breeds
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Found inWeb. 3 (Great Dane)
LC database, Aug. 3, 1998 (great Dane; Great Danes)
De Prisco mini-atlas dog breeds: p. 132 (Great Dane; Deutsche Dogge, German Boarhound, Alano, Dogo Aleman)
AKC dogs: p. 335 (Great Dane; The name of the breed (in the English language) is a translation of an old French designation, grand Danois, meaning "big Danish." This was only one of half a dozen names which had been used for centuries in France. Why the English adopted the "Great Dane" from the French is a mystery. At the same time the French were also calling it dogue allemand or "German Mastiff." "Mastiff" in English, dogge in the Germanic, dogue or dogo in the Latin languages, all meant the same thing: a giant dog with a heavy head for fighting or hunting purposes.)
De Prisco canine lex. (Great Dane; also: German Mastiff, Deutsche Dogge, Dogo Aleman, Alano, and German Boarhound)