Brazil, Indiana: Champ: 24-Foot-Tall Great Dane

Built in 1953 for a trailer dealership in Orlando. Moved to Savannah, GA, in 1960. Restored in 2002, then moved to Indiana in 2017. Champ weighs 800 pounds.

Great Dane Trailers

2664 US-40, Brazil, IN
Great Dane Trailers. From downtown Brazil, drive east 3.5 miles on US Hwy 40. The statue stands on the right (south) side, outside the Great Dane trailer factory.
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Great Dane statue.

Big Great Dane Statue

The Great Dane is standing tall over the trucking company's division office.

[Krista M, 08/07/2017]

A sign at the base of the dog warns that "climbing on this statue... is likely to cause serious injury or death."

Great Dane.

Great Dane Statue

Great Dane has shut down their plant due to the downturn in the economy. It will reopen if sales increase to a profitable level. There is a skeleton crew of primarily maintenance personel and plant security still on duty. The Administrative Office Building where the Dog stands is still in operation. Great Dane encourages people to take pictures with/of their mascot, but don't climb on it for obvious safety reasons. They have signs posted and you can be arrested if you do.

The Dog has several hats that he wears during different Holidays. The Dog is a Male.

[Dale Younger, 02/05/2011]

Great Dane statue.

Great Dane Statue

This is just a few minutes from the interstate, so it's worth a quick drive by to check it out. My kids are easy to please, so they loved it, even though it's just in a parking lot. We jumped out and took some pictures!

[Matt Longino, 03/23/2010]

Great Dane statue.

Great Dane Statue

This is the Great Dane Statue that is in Savannah, GA. Located at the Great Dane Trailer Building at E. Lathrop and Bay Street, it is impressive. Building did appear deserted, though.

[Jerseydevil43, 09/11/2009]

Great Dane statue.

Great Dane Statue

The giant Great Dane designed by David Stevens 16 years ago is still in place in front of the trailer plant. Evidently the company has changed it plans to close the facility.

[Phil Pasquini, 04/14/2009]

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