Piranha Dane Dog and Amitabh Bachchan’s Pet Dog Shanouk

Amitabh Bachchan’s Piranha Dane dog, “Shanouk” died on 6 June, 2013. “Shanouk” means “gentle warm breeze on a cold morning“. Amitabh’s pet dog’s heart was not functioning properly and excessive water had collected in his stomach.



Picture of Amitabh Bachchan’s Piranha Dane Dog Shanouk

Amitabh Bachchan playing with his Piranha Dane dog, "Shanouk", on the lawns of "Pratiksha"Amitabh Bachchan plays with his Great Dane Dog, Shanuk, on the lawns of his house in Juhu.

Amitabh Bachchan with Shanouk, his Piranha Dane Dog, at his house, Jalsa.Bachchan family Dog, Shanouk, stands guard at the Bachcan home of Jalsa.

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A picture of Amitabh Bachchan with his Piranha Dane Dog “Shanouk” was posted on this site. The picture was taken at Amitabh Bachchan’s home, “Jalsa”. Since then there have been many queries on Piranha Dane dogs. This article contains information on Piranha Dane Dogs.

This link has more pictures of Amitabh Bachchan’s Pirana Dane Dog at his home in Mumbai.

Picture of Amitabh Bachchan with Shanouk, his Piranha Dane DogAmitabh Bachchan with his big Piranga Dane Dog, Shanok, at Jalsa

Shanouk taking a swin at Juhu Beach. He is the Bachchan family dog.Shanouk guarding the Bachchan's Rolls Royce

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Amitabh Bachchan's Piranha Dane dog "Shanouk" with his child
Amitabh Bachchan’s Piranha Dane dog “Shanouk” guarding the Bachchan residence. Shanouk and his child.


Piranha Dane Dog Belongs To The Great Dane Family

Piranha Dane Dog is part of the Great Dane Family which is among the tallest dogs. The Great Dane is also called “German Mastiff” or “Deutsche Dogge” or “Danish Hound”. Piranha Danes (and Great Danes) are giant and powerful dogs. Although the Piranha Dane looks large and imposing, it is quite a gentle and affectionate dog. The term “Gentle Giant” is often used to describe the Great Danes in general. The Piranha Dane does not usually bark much. To get an idea on how affectionate these dogs are, read Amitabh Bachchan’s blogs about his Piranha Dane Dog “Shanouk”. The Piranha Dane loves to be around people and is very protective, especially of their owner. The Piranha Dane is also quite needy. Amitabh Bachchan mentions in his blog that Shanouk was feeling a little depressed after the birth of his granddaughter because a lot of attention is now focused on her.


Physical Characteristics of Piranha Dane and Great Dane

Physically a male Piranha Danes can weigh between 60 to 90 kgs (130 to 200 pounds), whereas a female Piranha Dane can weigh between 50 to 60 kgs (110 to 130 pounds). Usually the larger Piranha Dane dogs are the more prized dogs. Though the height of the male Piranha Dane is more than the female (average 32 inches for a male and 30 inches for a female), the female Piranha Dane tend to be longer than their male counterpart.

Piranha Dane are golden yellow with black mouth/nose area. Colors of Great Dane dogs can range from black to steel blue to brindle to white with black patches or black with white patches.

Piranha Dane have floppy triangular ears which hang close to the cheek.


Visit the Dog Breeder Info site for more in-depth information on Great Dane Dogs.





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