The Great Dane is a real powerhouse and huge in size. Although it is generally square in body, females may be slightly longer and their head is rectangular in shape. The muzzle is deep, with a pronounced stop. The nose is black or blue in case of blue Danes, whereas in the case of harlequins, it bears a black spotted colour. The dark, deep-set eyes are medium in size. The medium-sized ears are set high and either cropped or left natural. If left in their natural state, they are folded forward, hanging close to the cheek.