"I adopted Herman when he was five weeks old. His mommy was very sick and could no longer take care of him. He was my laughter and my joy for twelve and a half years and I still miss him dreadfully (he passed away gently in my arms 12/30/2011). He was by far the worst behaved pup I've ever known, but he was so sweet and cuddly I just couldn't give up on him. He taught me more about love than even my mother. By the time this photo was taken he had grown into a slightly rambunctious, but gentle and sweet natured adult. When my daughter's cat had kittens he fussed over them as if they were his own. For the first time in his life something had more energy than he did, and they wore him out regularly. My daughter still has one of the kittens from this litter and I swear they always remembered each other and cuddled up together whenever they got to visit one another (my daughter and I live nearly 800 miles apart)."
The Great Golden Dane is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Great Dane. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.