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The Great Danes of the Service Dog Project are bred to be built more like linebackers than power forwards.

More Football, Less Basketball: Breeding Great Danes for Service

Carlene White of Service Dog Project breeds her Great Danes specifically for the job. She says she the goal is to produce Great Danes that are built more like football players than basketball players. The legs should be half the height of the dog. And while these are heavy dogs–160 pounds on the high end–they also need to be in shape. White will bring in studs from Europe to help with breeding.

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