What characters. Everything you ever saw or heard depicted in a Scooby Doo animation is correct; this breed is more human than animal, more horse than dog. Despite their size they are not aggressive in the least, although they may talk your ear off.
But make no mistake, Great Danes are not for the novice dog owner. They require very early and thorough socialization to counteract some of their tendencies to become easily spooked, and they need lots of training because. Would you want to argue with one of these things?
Buf saysDecember 23, 2008 at 8:34 am
Watching Stella’s adventures has really made me want a Great Dane of my own. Luckily I wouldn’t be a novice dog owner and no I wouldn’t want to argue with one of them…lol
MariaV saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:06 am
Stella makes me miss my childhood Great Dane Venus.
Holly saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:16 am
Okie Sister saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:20 am
Dogs are so silly; they do the funniest things.
Great Danes are a joy and so beautiful.
The Domestic Goddess saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:49 am
I want a Stella so badly. The husband? He’s more of a Yorkie-sized person. We have a dog that’s in between, only 80 lbs.
David saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:49 am
She’s like an eternal toddler imported from Brobdingnag.
Gigi saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:59 am
Miss Stella’s collar is so beautiful!
Bossy’s Dane is not only Great, she knows how to accessorize.
corrie saysDecember 23, 2008 at 10:27 am
Though Stella is certainly a star… my eyes roam to the background view of the room. Bossy shows a deft hand at making a cozy home!
Chaos saysDecember 23, 2008 at 10:37 am
Stella is quite a character, as is my dane Rhet Butler. They are certainly an interesting animal
Liz saysDecember 23, 2008 at 10:39 am
Who told the funny joke? Stella is a pip!
Christina In The Middle saysDecember 23, 2008 at 10:55 am
Oddly, she reminds me of Pippa, my Chihuahua mix. I love Stella . . .
pam saysDecember 23, 2008 at 11:30 am
That is the best picture ever!
Tootsie Farklepants saysDecember 23, 2008 at 11:31 am
Whatever the conversation is about, Stella is totally winning that argument.
Tuli saysDecember 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm
She looks as if she’s in the middle of the biggest roll-on-the-floor-laugh-fest every had at Casa de Blog.
I’m dog-sitting TWO Danes over New Year. One is 7 years, the other is 7 months. Any suggestions? (Aside from spoiling the crud out of them, that is.)
Debby saysDecember 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm
See #95 on what I want for Christmas. ~sigh~
Reeb saysDecember 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm
We’ve got to put our senior rescue dog Gideon down today. Life’s been pretty good for him this past year but not lately. Sorry for the downer; I’m sad.
Windy saysDecember 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Stella does a great De Niro impression!
Miss Cranky Pants saysDecember 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm
Miss Stella is simply magnificent and brings joy to us all!
Emily in IL saysDecember 23, 2008 at 4:47 pm
I love your pics of Stella- she’s so grand!
No, if you want a beginner dog – get a Greyhound 😀 . Looking at them crosseyed is enough to get them to stop *insert offense here* most times! (I can say that because I’m owned by two of the greatest greyhounds in the world – or at least my world).
Cactus Petunia saysDecember 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm
Early and thorough socialization. Huh. Maybe THAT’S why my daughter is so easily spooked…Where was Bossy’s advice when I was contemplating whether I should have children or dogs?
Maggie Garcia saysDecember 23, 2008 at 7:59 pm
Wait, Scooby Doo is a Great Dane?? Good to know!
Emily saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:03 pm
I am the proud servant of my doxie Max – who is definitely a character too.
Some dogs are just more “people” than others..
Bossy\'s Friend Martha\'s Sister saysDecember 23, 2008 at 9:28 pm
Question: Which gets more Bossy Air Time? 2 Children or 1 Stella?
pschophant saysDecember 23, 2008 at 11:41 pm
Make your voice go deep. Now say woo woo woo woo woo. Now you speak Greyhound. One of the most vocal breeds I have ever owned. I bet Stella could translate, but I think it means “give me another piece of duck breast jerky”.
tj saysDecember 24, 2008 at 10:23 pm
…Stella, can you say “Ruh Roh”? :o)
Bush Babe saysDecember 25, 2008 at 7:47 am
Ah yes… the late Great Cosmo was a fabulous watchdog… anyone looking to a bit of mischief had the bejeezus scared out of them by JUST. ONE. BARK. Never looked like hurting anyone, but they were never game to test the theory!!
Merry Christmas from Down Under, Bossy!!!
Bush Babe saysDecember 25, 2008 at 7:51 am
PS Tuli … don’t let em sit on the couch!!!!
Emily Rebekah saysDecember 25, 2008 at 10:56 am
Do you think that Stella would give me a ride if I asked her nicely?
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysDecember 25, 2008 at 11:59 pm
Stella is perfecting her trademark “fetal yet fatal” position.
Helen+ilana+Hi saysDecember 28, 2008 at 5:55 pm
Bossy’s great dane is just great she burps sunlight!
Gretchen saysDecember 29, 2008 at 2:37 am
I love Stella’s ears – floppy and real!