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We LOVE our club members – Thank you Courtney!

Time flies by so quickly! We had so much fun at our Specialty at the end of March. We have so so so many people to thank. Without our volunteers we couldn’t put on our Specialties. Courtney came down from the Seattle area to help. She set up our trophy table, the ribbons and anything…

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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. 

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The Next WVGDC Meeting is October 7th at 2pm

Our next club meeting is October 7th at 2pm. We love having guests so please contact us using our contact us form (available in the menu above) and we can give you more information. Our club is dedicated to bettering the lives of our beautiful dogs, providing education to those interested in Great Danes and supporting…

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Thank you to Hyder Graphics!!!

WVGDC is so thankful to Hyder Graphics for working with us to provide our entrant gifts and trophies for our 2018 specialties. Hyder Graphics is located in Tigard, OR and we were so thrilled to find a local printer that took such good care of us and guided our way through this process. If you…

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HOD – Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy

Puppies from 2 months to 8 months can experience symptoms of HOD. This range is the range of highest growth rate in Great Dane puppies. Puppies with the most severe symptoms suffer from anorexia, weight loss, fever, and depression accompanied by extremely swollen, warm, and painful long-bone abnormalities. The pain can be so severe that they refuse to bear weight on the affected limbs. The symptoms can appear for approximately 1 week and then disappear reoccurring multiple times of a 6 week period.

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Wobblers

Wobbler’s is a condition where there is pressure on the spinal cord in the neck area and results in an unsteady gait and increasing loss of stability. Dogs may become paralyzed. There is a congenital form of Wobblers that is usually seen in young Danes perhaps caused by nutritional effects and perhaps inherited traits. Wobblers…

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Osteosarcoma – Bone Cancer

Osteosarcoma is one of the top 3 causes of death in Great Danes. It can appear very quickly as a swelling around the ankle area in the front legs. It is probably the most terrifying diagnosis a Great Dane owner can hear. Bone Cancer usually attacks dogs over 8, but it can start in dogs as young as 5 or 6, even occasionally 1 or 2 years old.

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