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Trivia Answers

1. A. is correct. Ancestors of the Great Dane were used to hunt wild boar in Germany in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

2. C. is correct. "Alert" is not used to describe the Great Dane in its official breed standard. The standard says a Great Dane should be "spirited, courageous, never timid; always friendly and dependable."

3. A. is correct. The Official Standard of the Great Dane Club says that the ideal chest is "broad, deep and well-muscled. The forechest should be well-developed without a pronounced sternum."

4. D. is correct. Ch. Senta, a fawn bitch bred by Bill ("Pop") and Nell Gilbert, took the breed from the classes at Westminster Kennel Club in 1947 and also went BOB in 1949 and 1950, when she also placed third in the Working Group. Ch. Reggen’s Madas-L. of Marydane, bred by Jerry and Mary Johnston, went BOB at Westminster in 1966. Ch. Honey Hollow Stormi Rudio, bred by Honey Hollow Kennel and owned by C. Clarke, went BOB in 1959, when he also won the Working Group. Ch. Lane’s Turn Burgandy, bred and owned by Ruth Allen, went BOB at Westminster in 1954.

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