Briva has been a loyal pet, friend, and family protector for 12 years. Most Great Danes live to about 8 years and anything beyond that age is considered a bonus. A few get to 10. But to have a Great Dane live to the age of 12 is remarkable. Briva may not know she is a dog though. She is enormous and she takes up an entire couch when she spreads out. She will also sit with her rear end on the couch and her front paws on the floor. The result is a surprisingly human like pose that makes everybody laugh.