Just got time to get back t this thread...
Fredly (as I call him) is a gentle giant who stands 6'-10" when he straightens up on his hind legs, he never steal my food but he does give
EVERYTHING a good and thorough "sniff". Seriously, he never licks anything or touches it, but he does get a great smell of it all.
He's truly the best behaved dog I've ever had and I've had several over these long years... He's utterly goofy but amazingly agile and athletic,
he can run, full tilt, through all areas of the house and never so much as bump anything, it's quite a site. The least clumsy Dane I've ever met but
you'd never know it if you spent any "regular" time with him, he seems so clumsy and slow, but, it's all an act, he's agile and brilliant
MirthfulMe and Fredt T have met him and spent time here at the house with him, they left with all their parts intact and an affection for the Dane.
He's just the best, and at 4-1/2 years old I hope to have him with us for many years to come in spite of the breed's notoriously "short" life
We did lots when he was young to hopefully ensure a maximum life span, low protein diet as a pup is must for the giant breeds, forego the want to
build a huge dog and limit the protein at the start, saves them lots of grief as they age.
That said, he still weighs in at a light 170 pounds, his sire was 190+ and his mother was 178 so he is a runt.
Anyway, great thread and great new
forum, I'm really glad Fredly is well received.
I love seeing all the animals in this new forum, it's just freaking great! Such a nice dalliance from all the rotten # we usually cover.