Onyx and Harley the Great Danes

When these friendly giants aren't guarding the wine cellar, they're keeping owner Matt Ryan of New Castle, Ind., warm on the couch

Onyx and Harley the Great Danes
No one touches the Insignia! Onyx guards the family wine cellar.
Feb 23, 2021

Owner: Matt Ryan

Location: New Castle, Ind.

Dog Names: Onyx and Harley

Age: 4

Breed: Great Dane

Job Title: Couch potatoes

Star Quality: Despite being around 140 pounds, they think they are lap dogs, so on a cold winter night they make great “heaters.”

Favorite Getaway: Our dogs love to spend their time basking in the sun on our front porch … any time of year. This winter they were out “sunbathing” on a 20° F day.

Background Story: When we decided that we wanted to get a Great Dane, we went to see some puppies that were available at the time. My wife went thinking we would be getting one Great Dane … I, on the other hand, had other thoughts. We ended up picking Onyx and her sister Harley out of the same litter. They’ve been inseparable since birth.

 Harley the Great Dane sleeping in front of a wall of wine
Harley on high alert in front of the wine wall
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