Head and body measurements were conducted on 46 Great Dane dogs, 27 males and 19 females, to evaluate their agreement with standard requirements. Males appeared more massive throughout than bitches (P<0.01); in particular, height at withers was 84.7 cm for males and 80.2 cm for bitches. Differently from standard requests, head dimension was 34% of height and the muzzle was shorter than the skull (43% vs 57%). These measurements indicate a short-faced head, a square body, a less broad chest and a bigger distance from the elbow to the ground. Data registered suggest the opportunity to thoroughly record the main morphological traits for breed monitoring.

Rilevazioni morfometriche in cani molossoidi di grande taglia: prime osservazioni nell'Alano.

ZAGHINI, GIULIANO;CIPOLLINI, IRENE;
2005

Abstract

Head and body measurements were conducted on 46 Great Dane dogs, 27 males and 19 females, to evaluate their agreement with standard requirements. Males appeared more massive throughout than bitches (P<0.01); in particular, height at withers was 84.7 cm for males and 80.2 cm for bitches. Differently from standard requests, head dimension was 34% of height and the muzzle was shorter than the skull (43% vs 57%). These measurements indicate a short-faced head, a square body, a less broad chest and a bigger distance from the elbow to the ground. Data registered suggest the opportunity to thoroughly record the main morphological traits for breed monitoring.
Atti LIX Congresso Annuale Società Italiana Scienze Veterinarie (SISVet)
G. Zaghini; I. Cipollini; L. Lambertini; P. Orlandi; G. Vignola
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