1.Euro is a pedigree, meaning the lines of the dog are from across the ocean, it does not mean a specific look! There is only 1 breed of Danes not 2!
2.Euro pedigreed Danes come in a big variety of shapes and sizes as well as American bred Danes...the ONLY difference is breeders individual preferences and goals. There is a great Dane standard for structure but as long as health and good structure is maintained smaller or bigger is simply preferences.
3. If your looking for a specific preference on sizes or shapes. DO NOT go based on "Euro" % of pups. All pups will get a different variety of genes from each parent and does not guarantee size of that pup. What you want to do is look at pups parents, grandparents, any older siblings, that will help you get an idea of what your pup will look like as an adult! Please research structure for the overall health of your pups long term.
3. The majority of bigger built Danes do come from the other side of the ocean because that's how they are being bred there. However, it does not mean quality structure, bigger is not always better. Especially with Danes! The health issues they are already predisposed to potentially have due to their size, can be a greater risk in the one bred to be extra large. That's why it's very important to check out the lines and research proper structure. No dog is going to be perfect. I personally know some amazing breeders that breed those bigger "Euro" lined Danes with GREAT structure and health and can refer you if request.
4. My own personal goals are to breed to healthy conformation. I do have some smaller & some a bit larger built, that I do intend to breed because each bring something to help fullfill my goals. I do have euro blood lines behind my dogs and in pups pedigree as those particular dogs structure had what I needed to meet my personal goals. I do not advertise Euro. Nor will I ever produce the very thick, very wrinkly ones as that is not my personal goal. I also do not try to breed for those super skinny light boned danes either, but close to the standards.
5. I don't agree with the Euro vs American agenda. I don't breed Euro or American! I only breed healthy structured Great Danes.
Everyone is entitled to their own preferences. I respect everyone's choices. This was just a lil bit of information on my style.