- On 27 May 2011
- features great Dane, Beginnings Alano
L ’ alano is one of the giants of dogs & cats, derived perhaps from ’ crossing a bulldog, German and an Irish Wolfhound. Before taking the name of German Great Dane (Deutsche Dogge) not surprisingly he was known as German Mastiff and before that as Great Dane. Its origins are therefore uncertain, but it goes to the German nobility (including Chancellor Bismarck) the merit of having developed and disseminated this Good Giant, excellent companion dog for its gentle and docile character but also excellent guard dog and defence thanks to its ruggedness and strength.
Official breed standard, revised in 1994, gives the source of great Dane ’ ’ all ’ coupling of bullenbeisser (a German Mastiff, also called “Bull dogs”) with the hartzrude (a hunting dog and race). In the 15th century, was employed in ’ pursuit of bears and wild boars. Later the Alans became guard dogs and dogs parade following the carriages of princes and courtiers.
The define “the dog of the nobilty”, given the numerous ancient artifacts discovered that the paint on the side of the Lords of castles, in the House of nobles at the foot of the bed on a soft carpet, always faithful and present in the life of their Lord, teammates and defenders.