December 12, 2016


Posted in dog facts, dogs as holiday presents, family dog, great dane, holiday season, man's best friend, poodle

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Man's Best Friend: Great Danes and Poodles

Our weekly breed spotlight on a type of dog that we love- Holiday Edition being dogs that would be great for adoption for families and children, especially this time of year!

Great Dane

 Great Dane

  • Great Danes are one of the tallest dogs
  • They are crossbreeds of English Mastiff and Irish Wolfhounds
  • Great Danes were called German Mastiffs until the 19th century
  • Great Danes are gentle when given training, especially early on in their life
  • Scooby Doo was based off of a Great Dane



  • There are three sizes of Poodles: Standard, Miniature and Toy
  • Poodles have one layer of fur, shed minimally and are hypoallergenic
  • Poodles are very trainable and are good for families as long as they are gradually introduced and are supervised when with small children
  • There are many Poodle crossbreeds, such as Cockapoo, Maltipoo, Bernedoodle and more

Image sources: Great Dane // Poodle

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