Welcome to the new WVGDC website! Our site will be under construction throughout 2018. Hope you enjoy our new website and find it useful!
Timberland Breeder Health Testing Day – October 7, 2018
This is an amazing service for responsible dog breeders in the Oregon/Washington area and well worth a days time. You can get all/most health testing done for VERY reasonable prices. The times are 9:00am-4pm. Location is Timberland Vet Hospital, 2150 US Hwy 12, Ethel, WA 98542. Call for more information, 360-985-2700.
Dues & Donations
Oct7WVGDC Club Meeting October 7th, 2018, 2:00-3:30pmOctober 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDTDec8WVGDC December Meeting & Xmas Party, Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 5:00pmDecember 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PSTDec8WVGDC Xmas Party & Open House December 8th, 6:00-8:00pmDecember 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Re-homing your Great Dane?
RETURN THE DOG TO ITS BREEDER. We our very fortunate that our website sees a great deal of visits each month. We are frequently contacted by people looking for assistance in re-homing their Danes. Our club supports the local rescues but we DO NOT foster or rescue ourselves. Great Danes are people dogs and they want to be loving companions. Great Dane puppies are adorable but they grow up to be big people oriented dogs, so please be sure you have the time and resources to own one, BEFORE you purchase a puppy. AND make sure to purchase a puppy from a REPUTABLE BREEDER that requires you to SIGN A CONTRACT AND WHO WILL TAKE A PUPPY/DOG back for the life of the puppy, if you for some reason can't keep the dog. People's lives change in unpredictable ways, Medical emergency, job loss, divorce, etc, and you may find yourself needing to return the puppy/dog to the breeder. So research and educate yourself (we have lots of information on this site!) about living with a Dane and buy from a reputable breeder and you will never come to this site looking for help in re-homing your puppy/dog. The breeder will be there for you and for the puppy, for the life of that puppy.
This website has a page listing Pacific Northwest rescues. ALL rescue organizations we are aware of are listed. Our club has no ability to foster, rehome or rescue Danes.
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.
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.
» Six recognized show colors: Fawn, Brindle, Blue, Black, Harlequin, Mantle
» There are NO rare colors of Great Danes
Thank you for WVGDC Specialty Donations!
I can’t believe how cool this blanket and beaver are. I don’t know which one I want more, but the combo is irresistible!!! I wish I had 1/10 of the creativity of other people. I know a few people who would love this blanket and beaver combo 🙂
Oh My, Oh My. We are so very lucky to have such good friends in the Northwest who support our Great Danes, Great Dane rescues and Clubs. Here is a gorgeous UofO beautiful blanket donated to our raffle table. If you are from the West Coast you know we have quite a fun rivalry between…
I can’t believe how creative people are and this is another item, I’m going to be putting a bunch of raffle tickets in the little baggy for – A bed/furniture cover. I have always used a cover on a cover on hotel beds. I would love this to use on hotel beds in the future.…
We are so thankful to local businesses who have donated items to our raffle table. The Filling Station Pet Supplies have donate a great basket. I love their clickers, better than the ones I’ve used. They have a wonderful selection of reasonalbly priced high value training treats. They are all about loyalty programs from the…
Thank you to Daynakin Great Danes for providing this cot bed to our raffle table. These are great Cot Beds, the dogs love them. Mine especially like them if I throw a fleece on the top during the winter. Here is the URL for you to learn more about the cot beds,Daynakin Great Dane Cot…
Shelly Van Dam has donated this lovely Great Dane Wall hanging! This is such a nice piece, we decided to have a silent auction for it. Look for the auction sheet at our Specialty, on the Raffle Table. A beautiful piece that can be hung anywhere. Thank you Shelly!
Thank you Dog Sports Equipment for donating this lovely collar and leash set for our raffle table. This is truly a beautiful and perfectly sized collar and leash for Great Danes. Dog Sports Equipment supply my favorite leashes, in fact the only leashes I use. The leashes are custom made, they are very sturdy and…
We are so very grateful to Jerry Lobato for donating this Limited Edition print. Jerry creates the most beautiful statues and prints of Great Danes as well as other breeds. His pieces are highly valued and are wonderful accent or centerpieces in any room. Jerry is a wonderful person who always supports the Great Dane…
We are so lucky that Timberline Leads and Collars donated this beautiful show lead. They have a Facebook page which shows the many colors their leads can be made of and the beautiful beads they use. They have lots of pictures that show the variety of their beads. Lovely, just lovely. Thank you Timberline Leads…
I have been lusting after these carts for a while now. I’m glad I waited until now because I really want a RED one :-). This is another item that I’m going to have to put tickets in 🙂
I’m amazed at the embroidered Great Dane items that are available. This throw pillow is really sweet. I love that it shows all the Dane colors and a puppy!!! To contact Thread Heads, you can contact them by calling 610-845-7373 or through their website: http://danesoflarchwood.com/
Marley’s Own Natural Biscuits has donated Biscuits for our raffle table. Marley’s Own has a Facebook page and you can find their vendor booth at dog shows. We are going to pick some up the next time we see them at a dog show!
First Mate has donated their Pacific Caught Fish Meal Food. First Mate is great food, the company is family owned and they believe in using high quality ingredients. I have friends who feed it and highly recommend it. Thank you First Mate!
This is a really pretty light switch cover by Gone Doggin. I’ve checked out their website and they have really nice things, light switches, tapestry table runners, coats. If you have family members who need to know what they can get you for Christmas, mother’s day, father’s day or your birthday, send them to Gone…
One CANNOT have enough beds and blankets for our dogs. We are very fortunate as Critter Beds has donated a blanket to our raffle table! You can check out their offerings at critterbeds.com. Thank you Critter Beds!!!
Gone Doggin has donated several beautiful items for our raffle table. They’ve donated 4 tiles with a beautiful collection of Great Danes in various colors and puppies! as well as 2 cell phone holders and a light switch. Thank you Gone Doggin!!!! gonedoggin.com
All Hounds Apparel has donated this beautiful collar, red and black are awesome together 🙂 I really like the martingale collar, great function and looking very nice and all dressed up. It’s great to have these beautiful collars on our Danes, with Danes so tall we really get to enjoy their bling 🙂 Thank you All Hounds Apparel!
Ok, we totally scored with this fabulous 6′ Biothane Clip lead from JPleash. These are beautiful leads and I’ve been wanting one. Another item everyone at the show is going to have to fight me for 🙂 Thank you JPLeash!!!
OK, Wow, this is a great idea. Hate carrying around bags of poop while walking your dog? Like who doesn’t? Well Porter Pockets has donated one of their awesome bags! It has a molded design and flap to discreetly carry your dogs “gifts”. The entire bag can be easily washed. The company is based in…
Puppy Play Spaces has donated dog toys for our raffle table. They have some very interesting puppy stimulation gyms, interesting and different dog toys and various other dog accessories. They have a website where you can see their toys and various sized puppy gyms. Thank you Puppy Play Spaces!
What Dane doesn’t need their very own American Flag bandana. We’ll have one on our Raffle Table at our Specialty thanks to SEWING VENTURES!. They sell Waterproof Dog Coats, Fleece Sweaters, Collars, Leashes & more! Check out sewingventures.com
VulcanixArt has donated a beautiful Great Dane Welcome art piece. I have a few places that I would like to hang this lovely piece. Thank you VulcanixArt!!!!
Perhaps not a showable color 🙂, but this Great Dane necklace shines and you will love wearing it. I’ll bet this isn’t the only lovely piece Deon’s Designs has, check out their website and I would also recommend emailing them if you don’t see what you are looking for on their website. Thank you Deons Design!
Celtic Cloaks has kindly donated an awesome gift certificate for an embroidered portrait of a picture of your Great Dane onto a tie or other garment that you supply. Their work is truly beautiful! I’m definitely going to try and win this one!
In these cold beautiful crisp Northwest evenings or early mornings, you Dane will Love you if you win this warm sweatshirt dog coat from Woof out West. Woof Out West sells all kinds of canine bling, Bandanas, Scarves, BOW TIES, adorable BOW TIES and coats/blankets. Thank you Woof out West!
They will know you are a dog person when you are wearing this T-shirt! Ugly Mutt has a website and sells very cool cotton rope dog toys and cotton paracord leashes. Check them out at www.uglymuttpets.com
Many thanks to Deaf Dogs of Oregon for this beautiful Dane shoulder bag. Deaf Dogs of Oregon has a website: www.deafdogsoforegon.org and an Etsy shop. with some very cute and canine articles.
A rolling ProPlan soft cooler donated to our raffle table! There are very useful, when hauling cool coats, spray bottles, soft drinks, bait. Keep everything cool in this puppy!
This is a big beautiful comfy Great Dane sized bed. I always put tickets in for the beds and haven’t won one yet. Maybe this time I’ll get lucky!!
Dremels are always useful, whether using for your dogs nails or on home projects. This is a lightweight cordless Dremel 7300.
Northwest Naturals mission is to provide pet lovers with the option of feeding good quality, health enhancing, easy to feed food. This is a great way to see how it works for you and your pets!
Thank you to Royal Canin for donating this great group and red and white awesome items! We have a chair, a laundry bag, towles, repro book, poop bag and aprons. I personally use Royal Canin food, well my dog does 🙂 and it works very well for us. We love and recommend it!
A bottle of Spurr’s Big Fix an All Natural Pet Antiseptic has been donated to our raffle table. Many of us have brought home bugs from a dog show. Having an antiseptic around to clean feet, etc is a smart idea.
Jan’s Jembroidery has donated a very pretty cell phone case. The fawn Great Dane head has a great expression, a lovely great dane beauty. Contact Jan with your Great Dane embroidery wishes@ Thank you Jan’s Jembroidery!
Total K-9 Connection has donated a $10 gift certificate to our raffle table. Total K-9 sells a wide variety of dog grooming supplies. They have a great website, totalk9connection.com and have vendor booths at shows. Stop by and see them!