I've documented the hideous drift in type in European Great Danes here many times. And, sadly, this mastinoid creep is spreading like some virus. Even in those countries where Dane bodies still remain lean and graceful, such as the US, we are seeing heavier and heavier heads.
|1903 breed standard illustrations compared to today's 'hypertype' Danes|
Please sign the petition here and help stop this before it is too late. It will take just two minutes of your time. Petitions really do work if enough people sign them as they pressure organisations into engaging with the critics. This is the first step to reform.
I had Danes as a kid (galumphy boy Dougal just a pup here), so this one matters to me.
The demise of the Great Dane
More French Great Danes
Maria's excellent Great Dane Gnosis blog