A Great Dane Quiz
by Nikki Riggsbee

The current AKC Great Dane standard is the source for these questions and answers.

 

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 DANELINKS.COM                                                4.1.06

1. Which word or phrase is not used to describe the Great Dane under General Appearance?

  Elegance
  Great size
  Spirited
  Substantial

2. What Greek or Roman God is used to describe the Great Dane?

 
  Zeus
  Apollo
  Jupiter
  None

3. The minimum height of 30” for dogs and 28” for bitches first applies to.....

 
  Six month old puppies
  Danes at least one year old
  Danes at least eighteen months old
  Danes entered in classes other than puppy classes

4. Which is more faulty, coarseness or lack of substance? 

 
  Coarseness
  Lack of substance
  Both equally
  Neither is faulty

5. The head is described as.....

 
  Square
  Brick on brick
  Rectangular
  Square on square

6. In proportion, the Great Dane should be......

 
  Square
  As square as possible
  Slightly off square
  Appears slightly longer

7. Which should be parallel?

 
  The plane of the skull and the plane of the muzzle
  Seen from the top, the sides of the skull
  Both of the above
  Neither of the above

8. The length from the tip of the nose to the center of the stop should be _____ the length from the center of the stop to the rear of the occiput. (fill in the blank)

 
  Equal to
  Slightly less than
  Slightly more than
  Not specified with the points given

9. The stop is described as......

 
  Moderate
  Distinct
  Strongly pronounced
  Medium

10. “Medium” is used to describe......

 
  Eyes
  Ears
  Nose
  Neck
  None of the above

11. What should be broad?

 
  The bridge of the nose
  The nose
  Muzzle
  Skull
  None of the above

12. Which word is not used to describe correct teeth?


 
  Strong
  Well developed
  Clean
  Big

13. Which is the most serious fault of these listed?

 
  Missing teeth
  Overshot bite
  Wry bite
  Undershot jaw
  All equally serious

14. Which extends to the elbow?

 
  Brisket
  Forechest
  Ribs
  Sternum

15. The croup is described as......

 
  Rounded
  Very slightly sloping
  Somewhat sloping
  A continuation of the spine

16. The tail should......

 
  Fall straight
  Curve slightly
  Be broad at the base
  All of the above

17. Which is defined as short and level?

 
  Topline
  Loin
  Back
  Croup

18. The angle between the shoulder blade and upper arm should be......

 
  Strong and sloping
  Perpendicular
  90 degrees
  120 degrees

19. The shoulder blade and upper arm should be......

 
  The same length
  The shoulder blade is longer
  The upper arm is longer
  It varies with the height of the dog

20. Hindquarters should be......

 
  Moderately angulated
  Well angulated
  Slightly angulated
  Match the front

21. Well let down hocks means?

 
  Close to the ground
  Long
  Straight
  Well angulated

22. Which can cause a Great Dane to be disqualified?

 
  Missing 4 or more teeth
  Attacking another dog in the ring
  Having a tail injury which cut off the bottom inch
  All of the above.

23. Which is not part of the description of the Great Dane temperament?

 
  Gentle giant
  Spirited
  Courageous
  Dependable

24. When moving correctly, a Great Dane’s front foot should touch the ground......

 
  In front of his head carried high
  Below his nose
  Beneath his ears
  As far as he can reach

25. The legs will tend to converge under the body when the dog......

 
  Moves faster
  Moves slower
  Changes pace
  Has greater reach and drive

26. When the dog is moving correctly, which of the following is not true?

 
  The backline will be level
  The head is carried forward
  The reach matches the drive
  The head is carried up

27. Which is not part of the description of correct feet?

 
  Round feet
  Well-arched toes
  Short nails
  Cat feet

28. Why is the Great Dane unique among the giant working breeds?

 
  He is taller
  He never appears clumsy
  He is faster
  He was one of the first recognized by AKC

29. Which term does not describe the correct coat?

 
  Smooth
  Glossy
  Clean
  Shiny

30. How is lack of true Dane breed type classified as a fault?

 
  Serious
  Very serious
  The most serious
  A disqualification

31. The Standard says whiskers should be trimmed......

 
         True
         False

32. The Standard says cropped ears are preferred......

 
  True
  False

33. The Standard says longer bodies are permitted for bitches......

 
  True
  False

34. The Standard says dark eyes are preferred for all colors......

 
  True
  False

35. The Standard says dewclaws should be removed.....

 
  True
  False

36. The Standard says fawn color is described as having a black mask......

 
  True
  False

37. The Standard says brindle color is described as having a black mask......

 
  True
  False

38. The Standard says dark nails are preferred......

 
  True
  False

39. The Standard says the height is measured at the shoulder......

  True
  False

40. The Standard says eyes are described as almond shaped......

         True
         False