WHAT MADE MARIAN SUCH A GREAT DANE?

S. Bollini

Most dog guides will tell you that a Great Dane’s life span is eight to 10 years, since molossoids generally have shorter lives than other breeds, and big dogs don’t live as long as some of their smaller cousins.

Fortunately for Marian and her devoted owner, Stefania B., there are always exceptions to the rule. Marian, a striking harlequin, may not have surpassed the longevity record for Great Danes…