Meet tallest dog: Titan is a deaf and blind Great Dane

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  1. maya5250

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    Yes, I am also so glad someone seems to be taking such great care of him. Sign language and touch-communication...so sweet.
     
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    Amazing and awesome.
     
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    That is the sweetest story.... What a great dog, and I'm so glad that he has a loving owner so he can get the most out of his life. Incredible...
     
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    His owner and him were on Conan last night!
     
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    Love it! Danes are my favorite breed!
     
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    Ohh! And he is a harlequin, too! My favorite!
     
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    I saw him at the beach and it is so strange. It looks like a woman walking a small horse. Crazy!
     
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    very cool article. thanks for sharing! titan is truly blessed. i am wondering though, why it is not good for him to stand on his hind legs? and how do they communicate by touch? that is so intriguing. kinda like the miracle worker, but with a great dane. :cool:
     
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    What a great owner.

    (Can I get I acupuncture and chiropractic treatments too, or is that only for dogs? :p)

    Teacher_Lyn, Deafblind people who have little to no vision often communicate with a modified form of sign language called tactile sign language where the signs are formed in the hands of the Deafblind person and therefore received by touch.
     
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    I am glad to share this. I know that some owners would not have the patience or the resources to take care of this dog. Also, with the publicity, the dog will probably get access to more resources.

    I am not a Great Dane expert. But I believe that this Great Dane may have hip problems (hip dysplasia). With his size and weight, if he stood on his hind legs, his hip joint could slip out of place (http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2084&aid=444). It is common for Great Danes and other dog breeds to have hip dysplasia.

    I would love to try out acupuncture but I don't think that I could afford it at the moment.
     

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