Great dane

Great Dane
photo by fantichi

Banned or Restricted in Areas Within: Iowa

Known for being the gentle giant, the Great Dane is good with kids and is very gentle despite its massive size. They make good watch dogs, but tend to love everyone, so while they alert bark at strangers, they are not likely to act aggressively towards them. As a puppy it is very important to teach them not to jump when greeting people because once they grow, it can be dangerous and scary. They can do fine in apartments with plenty of exercise because they are not very active indoors. As a breed, they, or an ancestor of their breed, has appeared on Greek money, Egyptian monuments, and in Chinese literature.