Maximus the Great
Over in this corner, a Great Dane weighing a whopping 140 lbs and nearly 2 and a half years old is Maximus the Great!
Vixen the Great
Now, to our other corner, our growing Great Dane puppy at 6 months old, weighing in at almost 85 lbs is Vixen the Great!
These two adorable pups duke it out over rope toys, Kong toys, bones and potty spots every morning, noon, and night. But as their parents, me and Caleb love them so. We definitely get a lot of attention when we take them for walks around town. Max is honestly the best dog I have ever had, and he’s a complete mamma’s boy. Vixen is still growing into her personality and is a rough-and-tumble girl (but also a daddy’s girl). She has to lean on Caleb every chance she gets.
History of the Great Dane
The Great Dane is a wonderful, loving breed. What kind of dog do you have at home? Comment below! This dog originates from Germany and was bred for boar hunting of all things. When you see a Great Dane, sometimes their ears are cropped (like Max’s), and that was to prevent the boars from biting onto their ears during hunts. Max’s ears are a mid-crop and make him look dashing, don’t they? We found out that Vixen’s ears were terribly thin when it came time for cropping, so we decided to leave her in her floppy-eared cuteness. Sometimes her ears fold over funny though, and we have to tell her to fix her hair!
Cones of Shame
Recently, our lovely furry companions have been through spay and neutering surgeries. They have both been banished to cones of shame for another week. Max does NOT like the cone of shame! He won’t even go potty with it on! I definitely think that dogs get embarrassed in their own ways. They are healing up great, and we’ve been babying them at home of course. Have you gotten your dogs snipped at the same time? How was the experience for you? Comment below!
With larger breeds, there’s always concern for more complications, shorter lifespans, and specialized problems. But Caleb and I are Great Dane-lovers through and through. Tune in for more Great Dane-driven posts for the adventures of Max and Vixen the Greats!
Until next time, αντιο σας
P.S. αντιο σας (pronounced antio sas) is goodbye in Greek. There are frescoes in Greece dating back to the 14th-13th centuries BC with depictions of boar hounds resembling the Great Dane. What an Spartan dog, huh?