Pets, Great Danes: Meet The Famous

by Richard Cussons - Date: 2008-06-02 - Word Count: 402 Share This!

Great Danes are not just amazing dogs, they are record holders too! This breed that is commonly referred to as "Apollo of all breeds" and "Gentle giant" have been in the Guinness World Records for tallest dogs. Brace yourself because famous Great Danes are coming to meet you...


Scooby-Doo is a fictional dog and a character of the popular television series Scooby-Doo. He is the pet and best friend of Shaggy Rogers. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy Rogers have several personality traits in common including tremendous appetites and tendencies towards cowardice. They are often seen running after the costumed villains with Scooby Snacks, a dog treat usually shaped like a bone. Scooby-Doo is colored brown from head to toe with several black spots on his upper body, has a black nose, four toes on each foot and has only one pad on the sole of each of his feet.


Marmaduke is a Great Dane that lives with Winslow family. He is the main character of the newspaper comic strip "Marmaduke" created by Brad Anderson in 1954. Marmaduke exhibits many characteristics not typically displayed by other dogs.


Einstein is a gray Great Dane character in the Disney's Oliver and Company. Einstein is a friend of Oliver (a ginger kitten), the main character in the story. Both of them are part of Fagin's gang before Oliver was taken in by Jenny.

Duke and Turk

Duke and Turk are two Great Danes from Disney's The Swiss Family Robinson. The family headed to New Guinea to avoid being pressed into military service during the Napoleonic Wars. The ship was caught in a terrible storm and the family got stranded near an uninhabited island. Durk and Turk attacked the Tiger that have been stalking the family.

Hougen and Genba

Hougen and Genba, the two harlequin Great Dane brothers, are the primary antagonists in Ginga Legend Weed. Ginga Legend Weed is a Japanese manga and anime series by Yoshihiro Takahashi. Hougen and Genba were once man-eaters and cannibals.


Astro is the character in the animated television series "The Jetsons" produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Astro is a family dog that just like Scooby-Doo, say his words beginning with R's.


Gibson is a Great Dane named as tallest dog in the Guinness World Records.

Richard Cussons is a writer and a dog expert. Visit for great information about Great Danes and Great Dane training tips.

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