Euro Great Danes.

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  1. SmexyPibble

    SmexyPibble Blow. Me. Away.

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  2. Vintage Boxers

    Vintage Boxers Boxer Buddy

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    now if only the heads didn't resemble neo mastiffs...blech

    But i agree, we could use some of the "substance" they are carrying!!!

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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I have never seen a dane like that here....
     
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    AGonzalez Not a lurker

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    My God, look at that puppies feet...too cute!
     
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    The interesting thing to me is that I've seen danes at handling class with that amount of bone- and they're in no way from European lines- just long-time breeders who have been breeding and showing successfully since the 60s! Thye've got the prettier American heads, too.
     
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    i like the german ones i've seen that aren't quite as heavy as these but heavier than almost all american danes. i wouldn't hesitate to put the eurostock on hogs.
     
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    Yes but those kind of breeders are NOT the norm, SADLY...if they were i would LOVE IT...just like i would like to see boxers that carried more substance, there are some, but they are def. NOT the norm.

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    Ooooh I love that first one!! Gorgeous!
     
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    I like the 2nd one a little, but I like the third one alot. I like to see a nice bit of substance, but I don't like the overexaggerated dogs that some people are putting out.

    I think I recognize the lines of #2. Not bad lines if it's who I think it is, but some of the dogs are WAY overdone and look like sumo wrestlers who couldn't wrestle their way off of the sofa.

    And maybe it's just me, but the puppy's feet look a hot mess. The foreleg is bowed out, the pasterns look scary and the feet look flat. The feet on the first one look awful too.

    Here's a very awesome article on Euro danes in comparison to American danes if anyone is interested. Linky
     
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    I prefer the leaner Great Danes with longer legs and leaner body. How much stress does this extra weight put on their joints and bones? Their bones are probably thicker, but still.
     
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    I agree. American danes look closer to the original to me.
     
  12. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I don't like the massive jowls on these dogs, honestly. But that might be correct for the breed... i just don't care for the look (or the drool).

    And I agree with shadow that the poor puppy looks like a mess. =(
     
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    yup the puppy does....look a mess

    i dunno, substance is one thing, weight is another

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    Paige Let it be

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    Bandit has slight jowls that cause him to drool more than the average border collie. Or at least, so I have noticed. I think they're awful cute and fun to kiss.

    I personally prefer a look somewhere inbetween. Not overly lanky but not so wide either. I am not educated on danes however. So this is simply me stating what pleases my eye with no grounds to hold my judgement.
     
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    actually the original dane was heavier & less jowly. in fact it was confirmationally almost identical to the dogo argentino. the addition of sighthound caused the slabsided narrow chest & some scenthound caused the long rectangular high peaked head so popular in the USA.
     
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    Sapphire-Light woof!

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    You are right, I do see a resemble.

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