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

Built in 1953 for a trailer dealership in Orlando. Moved to Savannah, Georgia, in 1960. Restored in 2002, then moved to Indiana and restored again in Nov. 2018. Champ weighs 800 pounds.

Great Dane Trailers

Address:
2664 US-40, Brazil, IN
Directions:
Great Dane Trailers. From downtown Brazil, drive east 3.5 miles on US Hwy 40. The Great Dane trailer factory is on the right (south) side.
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Great Dane Statue

Champ is the name of the Great Dane statue that stands some 20 feet tall and is located on US 40, at the main entrance to Great Dane Manufacturing.

[PSmith, 11/02/2018]
Champ: 24-Foot-Tall Great Dane

We followed the GPS directions and arrived at a locked security gate. We looked all over, but no giant dog was in evidence. Could it have been moved or taken for repair?

[Kitsa, 07/12/2018]

The big dog, which has unexpectedly disappeared in the past, appears to have vanished yet again.

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]

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