As you know I am looking for another dog to train as a service dog. I have considered several breeds. I look at temperament, intelligence, health and height.
The first dog I am going to write about is the Great Dane. Perfect height, trainable, great temperature. An all around great dog. They are truly gentile giants.
The problem comes with the health issues. Hip dysplasia, elbow issues, gastric issues and my boy had allergies. They only live to the ripe old age of 6. That is the average.My sweet boy only lived 4 years.
Since my phone doesn't want to let me add a photo, I'll add a Link instead.
And how about a video? If you can't see it, do a search for great dane cuddles with baby. Unfortunately, due to the health issues, I won't be getting another dane. They just don't live long enough.