The State Dog of Pennsylvania

The GREAT DANE, (Canis familiaris) was adopted as the state dog of Pennsylvania. 

The next time you visit the Governor's Reception Room in Harrisburg, look for a portrait of William Penn with his Great Dane.

Now a popular pet, the GREAT DANE was a hunting and working breed in frontier Pennsylvania.

GREAT DANES are considered canine GENTLE GIANTS and make great family pets.