Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,556 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I found this picture and the best guess I could get from the organization who posted it is Great Dane x Irish Wolfhound. The thing he/she is standing next to is an event table, so I take it this dog is rather large. (The organization who posted the picture trains Great Danes to be Service Dogs, so it is quite possible he/she is a Dane mix, at least IMO)

What is your guess?

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,075 Posts
I am guessing IW/Dane is on target. I googled IW/Dane mix photos and they are almost identical.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,186 Posts
That's my guess, too. What a noble looking dog, btw. Can't you just picture him on a throne, with a crown?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,563 Posts
I will guess Schnauzer x Dane. I think IW x Dane would be ridiculously large.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,556 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Haha, yes. A crown and a jeweled throne would fit him nicely.

Does anyone know about his coloring? I am not sure if you would call it 'merle' or not, but I'd be interested to know.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,075 Posts
Haha, yes. A crown and a jeweled throne would fit him nicely.

Does anyone know about his coloring? I am not sure if you would call it 'merle' or not, but I'd be interested to know.
Could it be " Harlequin " Dane coloration mixed with the gray of the IW?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,849 Posts
Great danes come in "blue harlequin"



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
390 Posts
Actually I believe "Blue Harlequins" are white with blue-grey patches, as opposed to black. Merles do occur in Danes but it is not a recognized color. I'd call that dog merle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,437 Posts
Great danes come in "blue harlequin"



Those are merle danes. As it has been said, blue harlequin danes have a white based coat with blue patches, just like regular harlequin cept blue/grey. There are also fawnequin and bridlequin danes as well. Along with chocolate merle. And various other out of standard coats, which generally come from breeding outside the color families.

That dog's coat would be a merle. And yeah I think they are spot on with the mix.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top