Bought my dane in North Carolina last May and she is absolutely the best dog I have ever had! Not sure if she is a pure bred Dane as she dosnt have papers and she is a wee bit small I think, but she does the lean thing and has alot of other Great Dane traits!And I think she looks like a Dane. She is one Year Old and she's about 27" at the shoulder and from the research that I have done I have found that she should be a bit bigger than this! Any thoughts? Although, she has been growing a bit lately, so maybe she will catch up? I love her dearly just the same!!!