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Celebrate your special Scooby-Doo with a lifelike, handcrafted Great Dane statue from this great selection at Dog-Statues.com. We offer the web's best selection of indoor and outdoor Great Dane sculptures made from fine quality materials like Italian ceramic or chip-resistant fiberglass. We even carry a life-sized plush Great Dane that is handmade to rigorous specifications. Select from Great Danes for the yard, hearth or threshold of your home at Dog-Statues.com.

Whether you've got a harlequin, merle or tan Great Dane, Dog-Statues.com has the appropriate sculpture to honor your best pet.  Ceramiche Boxer Italy Great Dane statues are some of our most lifelike options, with their amazingly realistic hand-painted spots and loving, human-like eyes. We also carry chip-resistant fiberglass Great Dane statues that can be easily moved around your home or garden. Click on each option to learn more about its construction and environment recommendations.

Intrada Great Dane
Great Dane by Ceramiche Boxer Italy 34.5 in H

Item #12008

$689.00

Plush Great Dane
Great Dane 34in H from Hansa

Item #68701

$799.00

Dog Statue
Great Dane Dog Statue Made in Italy 26.5 in H

Item #98107

$399.00

$359.00

Hansa Great Dane
Great Dane Harlequin 46in H from Hansa

Item #68700

$859.00

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Great Dane dog
Great Dane Harlequin Sign 12 in H

Item #50128

$29.00

Great Dane dog
Great Dane Sign 12 in H

Item #50127

$29.00

What Country Can Lay Claim to The Great Dane?

The Great Dane’s origin can be traced as far back as 3000 B.C. Egyptian monuments from that time in history display drawings of large Great Dane Statues, resembling the familiar dog we know today. After that, the knowledge about the breed’s origin is subject to conjecture, theory and some documentation.

In the 16th century, the nobility across Europe began importing very large dogs for a specific role in hunting. Eventually known as Great Danes, these long-limbed dogs descended from crossbreeding English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds. Once in Germany, they were called Deutsche Dogges (German Mastiff). They became a favorite in that country, where these gentle giants were used for hunting large game such as bear, boar and deer. They were bred to be a “catch dog” that took over once the hunting dogs, such as hounds or terriers, cornered the game. The Deutsche Dogges would hold the beast in place until the huntsman could kill it. This was largely before the introduction of firearms as a hunting tool. Once they became the weapon of choice, the need for “catch dogs” was eliminated.

With regard to the name we associate with this very recognizable dog, there’s speculation that the breed’s name was coined by the French naturalist, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon while traveling in Denmark in the early 1700s. When he observed the dog, he assumed it was a native breed of that country and christened the large dog, “le Grande Danois,” or Great Dane. The name stuck. Though I must add that there is a very active group called Great Dane Gnosis, who remain convinced that the Great Dane did originate in Denmark.

Great Dane – From Hunting to Luxury Dog

Once these dogs were no longer needed to hunt, they assumed a new important role in European nobility. Their owners so loved them that they were relegated to another task. These stoic dogs began spending the night, like Great Dane Statues, in the bedchambers of their lords and their children. Their function changed to chamber dogs, helping to protect the sleeping royal children from interlopers who may harm them.

When they were not guarding the family, they lounged around the castle adorned with special collars made from jewels and velvet. Apparently, Great Danes are very good at lounging and are sometimes referred to as lazy.

The Great Dane is Pennsylvania’s State Dog

In modern day, the Great Dane is loved by people all over the world. And for a variety of reasons, it is the State Dog for Pennsylvania. Perhaps there’s a Large Great Dane Statue right in front of the governor’s mansion. If not, you can view a Great Dane Statue, regally standing on-guard right outside the front entrance of Pittsburgh’s pet-friendly Hotel Monaco.

Pennsylvania made the decision to honor the Great Dane for a variety of “whereas” reasons:

  • The Great Dane has faithfully and voluntarily performed invaluable physical, psychological and economic service to mankind.
  • The Great Dane is prominently depicted in the Governor's reception room painting by Pennsylvania artist Violet Oakley as the "Best Friend" of the founder of this Commonwealth.
  • The Great Dane has held a consistent and honored position in many other foreign countries as well as throughout the United States.
  • The Great Dane represents both the great hunting and industrial parts of Pennsylvania, having begun as a hunting breed just as Pennsylvania began as a hunting Commonwealth.
And the most important “whereas” . . . The outline of the Great Dane's head resembles the outline of the Commonwealth's boundaries.

The Great Dane is Easily Recognizable

While the Great Dane’s head may resemble the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that’s not a characteristic most people would recognize. It’s the Great Dane’s immense size and powerful muscled physique. While it is one of the “giant” working breeds, the Great Dane seldom appears clumsy walking, running or entangling itself off of the couch. The Great Dane is a courageous dog that is always friendly and dependable. Its physical and mental blend give it the regal appearance revered for many centuries. For this reason, many Great Dane owners want a Large Great Dane Statue, with its noble pose, announcing its presence in their home.



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Great Dane Statue FAQs

  • How tall is a Great Dane?

    Freddy the Great Dane Is 7 feet tall and the biggest dog in the world. However, the average Great Dane has a standing height of roughly 44 inches. Males have a withers (shoulder) height of 30-32” and females 28-30.”

  • Do Great Danes shed?

    Great Danes have a short, smooth single coat that is easy to maintain. That being said, they do shed moderately all-year-round. The amount of fur will increase during springtime as they shed their winter coat. One of the best ways to minimize problems caused by a Great Dane shedding is through regular grooming.

  • How much is a Great Dane?

    A Great Dane’s price can vary from $600 up to $3,000, depending on the breeder and the puppy’s pedigree. There’s a huge difference in price between show quality Great Danes and those that are bred as pets. It’s possible to reduce your investment by adopting an adult dog, with that fee ranging in the area of $150.

  • How much do Great Danes weigh?

    Great Danes are considered giant working dogs. Males can weigh anywhere from 120 to 200 pounds, while females may weigh 99 to 130 pounds. Despite weighing that much, a fully-grown Great Dane may want to sit on your lap like a teacup Poodle. They just don’t know how big they are!

  • What were Great Danes bred for?

    Great Danes, descended from mastiff-like dogs, were bred by German nobility to protect country estates and hunt large game. In the 18th century, Great Danes were prestigious guardians of estates and protectors of the home.

  • How long do Great Danes live?

    Unfortunately, large dogs appear to age faster than small dogs. Great Danes generally live between 8 to 10 years, and a lucky few reach the ripe old age of 12. There are some things an owner can do to hopefully extend their Great Dane’s lifespan, like a healthy diet and preventive care.

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