What is a Great Dane?

     A quadruple-stumper from Friday, February 18th, in Cats and Dogs: “Despite its name, this dog breed began in Germany.”

     I found out in the course of researching this that there are websites called about-great-danes.com and all-about-great-danes.com. 🙂 (But I didn’t get any information from those!)
     Anyway, I’ve read that it is not unanimous that Great Danes originated in Germany, but they probably began as a cross between the English Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound.  According to the American Kennel Club, Great Danes were originally bred by the Germans to hunt boar.  Great Danes arrived in America in the late 1800s.