I'm super easygoing and I am called the mighty "Apollo of Dogs." I am a total joy to live with, but remember that my imposing size, weight, and strength is a commitment not to be entered into lightly. I am indeed great, but not a Dane.
I can grow as tall as 32 inches at the shoulder. I tower over most other dogs, and when standing on my hind legs, I'm taller than most people! I'm the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen. My coat comes in different colors and patterns, perhaps the best-known being the black-and-white patchwork pattern known as "harlequin." Despite my sweet nature, I am an alert home guardian. Just the sight of me is usually enough to make intruders think twice. But those foolish enough to mistake my friendliness for softness will meet a powerful foe of true courage and spirit. I'm patient with kids and I'm a people pleaser who make friends easily.