Greyhound Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Medium - large Height: 68 - 76 cm (27 - 30 inches) Weight: 27 - 32 kg (60 - 70 lb) Life Span: 15 years Grooming: Minimal Exercise: Essential Feeding: Medium Temperament: Affectionate & even-tempered Country of Origin: England AKC Group: Hound
General Appearance: Sleek, muscular and active. Colour: Blue, white, red, black, brindle and fawn with or without white patches. Coat: Fine and close. Tail: Set low, long, tapering, curved slightly upwards and carried low. Ears: Rose shaped, small and set high. Body: The body is tall and elegant and chest is deep and wide. The ribs are well sprung, deep and well back. The back is broad, muscular and well-arched and shoulders are well laid back, muscular with good angulation.
Temperament: Gentle, intelligent and affectionate. Greyhounds are very good-natured and gentle with people of all ages. They are an intelligent breed and use their own initiative, especially if they believe they are given pointless instructions. They need gentle and persuasive handling. They tend to quite cautious with strangers but get on well with children.
Grooming: Occasional grooming with a soft brush is sufficient. The ears should be checked often and claws kept trimmed.
Great Dane Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
Size: Giant Height: Dogs minimum: 76 cm (30 in) Bitches minimum: 71 cm (28 in) Weight: Dogs minimum: 54 kg (120 lb). Bitches minimum: 46 kg (100 lb) Life Span: 10 years Grooming: Simple Exercise: Medium Feeding: Demanding Temperament: Dignified & kind Country of Origin: Germany AKC Group: Working Other Names: German Mastiff, Deutsche Dogge
General Appearance: Giant, calm and graceful. Colour: Blue, black, fawn, brindle or harlequin (white with torn black splashes). Coat: Glossy, short and thick. Tail: Set high, tapering and carried in a straight line level with back. Ears: Medium size, triangular, set high and folded forward. The ears may be cropped within some countries. Body: The body is deep and broad with well sprung ribs. The back is short and firm with a full croup. The shoulders are long and sloping and belly is arched.
Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate and gentle. These dogs are often referred to as 'gentle giants' and make excellent family companions. They get on well with people of all ages and other household pets. Great Danes are people orientated, sensitive, intuitive and slow to anger. They thrive on human company and make good watchdogs. These dogs do need training from a young age, as they grow into large dogs very quickly and need to learn not to pull on a lead.
Grooming: Little attention is needed for Great Danes coat. Using a rubber brush to remove dead and loose hairs during moulting is sufficient. These dogs need a soft bed to avoid pressure marks.