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Posted on 04/15/2012 7:02:37 AM PDT by libstripper
"Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long, weighs 18st and is the world's biggest dog... but he's terrified of chihuahuas" (Full Title)
The first time we saw George, our beloved Great Dane, he was no more than a tiny, cowering ball of fuzzy fur.
As my wife Christie opened the door of the crate hed travelled in, he teetered to a standing position and looked out at us, moving his head slowly from side to side, taking in the wonder of it all.
Finally, as if weighing us up and deciding we were acceptable, he tentatively pushed his little nose forward and gave Christie her first lick.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Not only is this a great article, it's an excerpt from Nasser's full length book about his life with Giant George, which is apprioriately named, Giant George. Just to do some pimping, the book's available on Kindle for $11.99.
Bump for fun — I don’t remember who keeps the doggie ping list...
Wonderful story. I had to laugh when I read that he was the “runt of the litter”. The runt?!! I wonder if his brother and sisters are bigger or if he just grew exrra-extra large? Thanks for posting, libstripper!
A dog so big that even a headline of a story about him is too big to fit.
Holy crap that’s a big dog.
LOL, sort of fitting.
OH, btw, a crib mattress or twin mattress(?) makes a great Dane bed. Most other large dog beds aren`t big enough. Even with those, those legs just dangle off..lol
I’ve just got to love that face. Reminds me of my Dane.
The girlfriend's GD
Every Great Dane I have met have been so sweet, they make me laugh....I love how they like to lean against their people......
“Every Great Dane I have met have been so sweet, they make me laugh....”
Something much like that happens every time I take mine to the vet. There’s something like, “OOOH,” from the multitude followed by all sorts of laughs.
Looks like a young one; she’s still pretty skinny. Mine’s about a year and a month old, weighs about 110 lb., and loooks like I’ve been starving him even though he gets all the premium dog food he wants.
That is one big, beautiful ball of love right there.
“He’s terrified of chihuahuas.” - rightfully so. I’ve seen a pack of three chihuahuas take down a grizzly bear. Ferocious little beasts.
Denes have a real problem, their feet being so far from their heads. Little dogs can get in and nip their feet very easily.
That has to be the best feeling.......
I have that problem too.
My Weimaraners aren't exactly petite, but I'd need a third one to match the total canine poundage.
Double bump to bookmark
Every Great Dane I have ever known thinks he's a lap dog; where does that come from?
My husband always has trouble remembering how to pronounce Weimeraner, so he stoppped trying and, without fail, just calls them Ramalamadingdongs. It’s one of the little things I first loved about him lol.
Giant George is Beautiful! But nearly as spoiled rotten as my Linda! At least SHE only tips the scales at 60lbs!
When she was a pup she was held like a baby and given PLENTY of lap time.
Its funny now when my 83 year old mother is sleeping in the recliner, Molly climbs up to sleep in her lap or across her legs.
Of course, I don't think my mom would think it was funny if Molly was a 245# Great Dane, wanting lap time.
I've noticed that the pronunciation confounds a lot of folks, even though it's only four syllables. But there is a difference in pronunciation in different countries.
In Germany, where the breed originated (named for the city of Weimar, of course), and in the rest of Europe generally, it's VIE-mah-rah-ner. In the U.S. and Canada, it's usually pronounced WHY-mah-rah-ner.
A friend of mine has a GD and a new born baby ........all Ross has to do is say to the GD watch the baby he stares at the baby and every time the baby fusses the dog licks him till he stops.......
One day, Siggy was alone in the house and a burglar came calling. The burglar stepped up the back stairs to the kitchen door and punched out a glass panel to get at the door knob. Siggy heard the glass break and came bounding out of the living room to hit the door jamb with his front paws. The would be burglar was now staring eyeball to eyeball with a 150 pound Great Dane. He did the fastest 180 degree turn on the planet — cutting his arm on the broken glass — and lit out for parts unknown. When my buddy's wife returned home about a half hour after the incident, she found Siggy cowering behind the sofa. He thought he'd done something wrong. In reality he saved the house from a burglary.
question — don’t Great Dane’s live very short lives? 7 or 8 years?
chihuahuas are mean dogs. Can’t stand them. Yorkies are passable but most small dogs are badly disciplined. I prefer a mid-sized dog myself
pampering when they are puppies.
Unfortunately, from all I’ve heard, that’s true. My dog’s grandpa, however, made it to 12, so I have some hope.
Let’s hope so too and that your big guy gives your family a lot of love for a long time..
“question dont Great Danes live very short lives? 7 or 8 years?”
That is what I’ve read, and one of the reasons (besides wife’s objections) that I never got one. It is hard enough losing a dog after 12-14 years, it just tears my heart out.
You've seen what?!?!?
That's astonishing! Also good for a laff!
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