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WVGDC Adopts New Code of Ethics
Over the past two plus years, the club has been reviewing and updating club documents and early this year we took advantage of the example from the Great Dane Club of America and other clubs that have updated their Code of Ethics and with the much appreciated efforts from club members our new Code of…
Thank You to Our
2019 Specialty Trophy Fund Donors
We couldn't put on our Specialties without the support of our wonderful Great Dane Community! Thank you so much to those who supported our club by donating to our Trophy Fund! We are so very grateful!!
Karl & Janet Hoffman Berg
Aaron & Gloria Lisech
Best of Winners
Daynakin Great Danes LLC/
Jack Henderson & Georgia Hymmen
Katherine & Conley Nester
Best of Opposite
Paquestone Great Danes in BC
Western Great Dane Club of BC
Great Dane Resources
Historically over time Great Dane breeders created a description of what the Great Dane should look like and the Dane temperament. This description, The Great Dane Standard should be used as guidelines in breeding Danes, so our beautiful noble breed retains its healthy structure and type and doesn't end up looking like a greyhound or a mastiff.
Great Danes are WONDERFUL fun-loving, boisterous, happy, playful dogs. And big, very big. Adult Great Danes weigh between 100-175 pounds. They can be wonderful family pets and must have time with their people, but they can be destructive if not given enough exercise or become lonely or bored.
When considering adding a new 4 legged family member, consider both puppies and older dogs, breeder returns, rescue Danes or shelter Danes. Puppies are wonderful, fun, mischievous, energetic and busy, very busy. Older dogs are more settled, usually calmer, house broken, trained and oftentimes spayed/neutered.
You've researched Great Danes, decided on a puppy and now you are ready to find a reputable breeder! Finding a good breeder can take time so don't rush the process. We have lots of information to assist you in finding a great companion to add to your family.
Danes are a Giant breed dog, with Giant breed health issues. The top 3 causes of death for Great Danes are Bloat, Cancer (Osteosarcoma) and Cardiomopathy ( Heart Disease). There are special health issues to be aware of when owning Danes.
Great Dane Color genetics are very complicated. Historically breeders refined and developed breeding practices so they could reliably reproduce colors. The ability to reliably reproduce colors allows breeders to focus on structure, type, temperament, health and longevity.
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What is Health Testing and
Why is it important?
» Health Tests help to reduce Genetic defects in puppies
» There are 4 recommended Great Dane Health Tests
» Health Tests should be performed on both parents BEFORE BREEDING
» Look up health test RESULTS on two websites BEFORE deciding on a breeder and puppy.
Great Dane Colors
» Great Dane color genetics are very complicated
» There are 3 (4) color families: Fawn/Brindle, Blue, Harlequin (Mantle, Merle, Harlequin), Blacks are interesting, sometimes referred to as the 4th color family, Black is the only color that can be strategically used in all the color families.
» Seven recognized show colors: Fawn, Brindle, Blue, Black, Harlequin, Mantle, Merle
» There are NO rare colors of Great Danes