German Mastiff Skull Replica measures 10.5 inch. German Mastiff Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Made in USA.

Deutsche Dogge is the German name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

This skull is designed for those veterinary students, teachers and schools who prefer not to use real skulls for study and demonstration purposes.

The minimum weight for a Great Dane over 18 months of age, is 120 lb. for males, 100 lb. for females.

The American Kennel Club dropped the minimum weight requirement from its standard. The male should appear more massive throughout than the female, with a larger frame and heavier bone.

Great Danes or German Mastiff ‘s have naturally floppy, triangular ears. In the past, when Great Danes were commonly used to hunt boars, cropping of the ears was performed to make injuries to the dogs’ ears less likely during hunts.

Now that Danes are primarily companion animals, cropping is sometimes still done for traditional and cosmetic reasons.

In the 1930s when Great Danes had their ears cropped, after the surgery, two devices called Easter bonnets were fitted to their ears to make them stand up.

Today, the practice is still common in the United States, but much less common in Europe.

In some European countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, and Germany, and parts of Australia and New Zealand, the practice is banned or controlled to only be performed by veterinary surgeons.

According to the breed standard, Great Danes have six to seven (depending on the standard) show-acceptable coat colors.

Fawn: The color is yellow-gold with a black mask. Black should appear on the eye rims and eyebrows and may appear on the ears.

Brindle: The color is fawn and black in a chevron striped pattern. Often, they are also referred to as having a striped pattern.

Black: The color is a glossy black. White markings on the chest and toes are not desirable and considered faults.

Harlequin: The base color is pure white with torn black patches irregularly distributed over the entire body; a pure white neck is preferred.

Grey merle Great Danes are acceptable in conformation shows under the FCI. This color was previously a disqualifying fault, but the fault was deleted in a new breed standard in 2012 to provide a wider gene pool and because the grey merle gene can produce a correct harlequin coat.

Mantle: The color is black and white with a solid black blanket extending over the body; black skull with white muzzle; white blaze is optional; whole white collar preferred; a white chest; white on part or whole of forelegs and hind legs; white tipped black tail.
Blue: The color is a pure steel blue. White markings at the chest and feet are permitted.

Blue brindle: This is a brindle coat with a blue-gray background and darker brindle striping.