High resolution giclee print mounted on cradled birch plywood panel, 12 x 12".
The Great Dane was designated the official state dog of PA in 1965. A portrait of William Penn and his Great Dane hangs in the Governor's reception room (Best Friend, by PA artist Violet Oakley). Great Danes were used as a hunting and working breed in frontier Pennsylvania. PA Legislation states that naming an official dog of the Commonwealth would, "recognize the steadfast service and loyal devotion of all dogs in Pennsylvania."