Council Parker, Estelle Cohen, Gerald Schwartz, and Bill Stebbins. The stature of a Great Dane is the most important attribute.
It is a giant working breed, and it seems to be losing size, bone and substance in some instances.
Regal, strong, powerful appearing – the Apollo of Dogs; square proportion and correct size; head long, finely chiseled, parallel planes, full square jaw with deep muzzle; long, well arched neck; level topline, slightly sloping croup; underline tucked up; well angulated; clean, powerful movement. Not having regal appearance, dignity, strength, elegance, great size; not square, too long; bone too fine, not strong; exaggeration of head with excessive flews; straight shoulders, lacking rear angulation; weak toplines; steep croup, low tail set; poor, weak movement. Parallel planes are an essential component for a correct head. A square build with balanced quarters and a sound running gear. Towson, Maryland (formerly New York and New Jersey) 3. In ring observation under Gary Newton and Charles Olvis. John & Jessie Gerszewski, Don Carmody, Carnell Gurrath. Breed type first, well balanced, head, bone, movement, size & elegance. Lack of breed type, lack of size in dogs and bitches (they are supposed to be the Apollo of dogs), poor shoulders & forechest.
A dog of great size and substance with proud bearing and stable temperament. Lack of size and substance – too “refined.” Poor fronts and bad tail carriage.