This 'Merle Great Dane Watercolor Canvas Print' shows a Blue Merle Great Dane looking very serene and relaxed on the grass.
Honestly, I'm not sure what he is thinking. The sun is out, the grass is green, and it doesn't seem to have rained. So, my guess is that he is having a lovely day!
These are a fantastic breed. If you like your dogs big, then they don't come any bigger (having a horse as a pet doesn't count!) The record holder for the tallest dog ever comes from this breed (it was a dog called 'Zeus' (cool name! though this isn't him in the picture) who was 44 inches from his paw to his shoulder, and when standing on his hind legs (for what reason he would do that, I'm not sure. Though food would probably have been involved!) he was 7 foot 5 inches tall (2.26 meters).
Now, that is tall! (This is a dog remember, not a bear)
Regrettably, Zeus is no longer with us. He died at the tender age of just 5 in 2014. That is one sad fact about Great Danes, that they really aren't the longest livers. But five is still below average. There was a dog longevity study that ranked 65 dog breeds by how long they lived, and Great Danes were at the very bottom, with an average life expectancy of just 7 years.
(In case you are interested... The longest livers were: (this is just an average. Clearly, like people, you can either be a lucky quadruped and beat these averages, or an unlucky canine, like Zeus, and dip below them).
Each of these dog breeds live an average of 14 years...
Jack and Parson Russell Terriers
While, these unlucky ones only live an average of 7 years...
Great Dane (the 'merle' part simply indicates the patterning on the skin, which is indicative of a pale to dark grey coat that is covered in splotches that are darker. In this case blue.)
So, that's a little sad.
But, it does bring to mind a great meme I came across the other day, which said:
"You were born to light up the world"
And I think that is true of all dogs, no matter how long they may live.
Their light shines on us. They are a like a ray of sunshine in all our lives. When you come through the door after work they bound over and kiss you like you have been gone eight-months, rather then eight hours.
They shine so brightly that you feel better just for having them around.
So, if you have a Merle Great Dane bounding around your kitchen, hunting around for treats, doing his 7 foot, feet on the counter trick to spy out a snack. Then you know that his/her size belies a lovely, friendly nature that makes them a joy to be around.
So, why not celebrate that fact and have a lovely watercolor print of one on your wall?
Spread that sunshine to every day when you see it.
Smile, and know in your heart that it's not how long the candle burns that counts.
It is how brightly!
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High Quality - Printed on high quality, artist grade stock
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Built to Last - Printed with acid free ink that will last without fading or chipping,
UV Technology - Features a scratch-resistant UV coating.
Easy to Clean - Wipes clean easily with a damp cloth or to remove dust, vacuum gently using a soft brush attachment.
Stays Firm - Fabricated to stay taut and flat.
Easy to Hang
Canvas Prints shipped from the US come with a hard sealed backing and hanging hardware for an effortless install.
Canvas Prints shipped outside the US come with an open back and are ready to hang with a sawtooth hanger for an effortless install.
So, you will have NO EXTRA CHARGES TO HAVE YOUR ART FRAMED! It comes ready to hang.
(See the pictures for examples of both)
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Thickness - The thickness of the canvas wrap frame on your print is 1.25 inches (so your art really stands out from whatever angle you look at it on your walls!)
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