I could not have said this better myself.
A Great Dane currently holds the record for being the tallest dog on earth but their sweet temperament has given them the nickname biggest lapdog in the world. Once popular as guard and wardogs, aggression has been bred out of them over the past few centuries to create a better companion animal. In modern times, these dogs have lazy dispositions that would much rather sleep on the couch than fight, much like the famous cartoon Danes Scooby Doo and Marmaduke. Their sheer size still makes them excellent guard dogs and early, consistent training is a must. Great Danes are not overly playful and need little exercise but still need a home with enough room for them to stretch their legs. Their coat is easy to maintain although they do tend to drool and are a particularly unhealthy breed. The Great Dane has a big heart and is a great fit for a family with room in their heart and home for its huge size.
Picture is of Giant George