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Great Dane

 

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Great Dane puppy

Deebee's  Dixie Lou

Great Dane adult
Ch Deebee's All That Jazz

Known as the "Apollo of Dogs", the Great Dane is not from Denmark as his name suggests, but is actually the national dog of Germany where he is known as the "Deutsche Dogge". 

Since the Middle Ages, the Great Dane has been used to hunt boar and other big game. 

The Great Dane has also been used as a war dog and to patrol large estates where his size, along with his regal profile and aristocratic demeanor would be sure to intimidate even the bravest intruders. Buffalo Bill Cody owned a Great Dane.

This is a giant breed, standing 30 inches or more at the shoulder. He has a short, smooth coat in fawn, black, blue, brindle, white with black patches (harlequin), or black with white trim (Boston). In North America, the ears are typically cropped erect while in Europe they are left in their natural fold. Grooming requirements are minimal.

Strong, elegant, and well-muscled, this is nevertheless an affectionate, loyal, and gentle breed. He prefers to live with people and is not really happy living in a kennel. The Great Dane is lively and alert, yet patient with children. However, due to his great size, he should always be supervised with children. 

This dog needs room - indoor and out! Since he is happiest as a house dog, he should live in a larger home, and he must have a fenced yard. He is fine in the city or the country but he must have plenty of exercise, including at the very least a long daily walk. 

The Great Dane is highly intelligent and trainable. As he is a sensitive breed, harsh training methods are inappropriate.

 
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Great Dane Club of Canada

Great Dane Club of Quebec


Association of Great Dane Fanciers

 
Western Great Dane Club of BC
 
 
 

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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Joan Pyke, Deebee Perm Reg'd
Nova Scotia




 

British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Kim Schram
5240 Hillview Road
Grand Forks, BC  V0H 1H5
(250) 442-3842
Email:
galaxiekennels@hotmail.com

Galaxie Kennels

 

Alberta 

Kennel/Website

Donna Ames
Box 374
Rockyford, AB   T0J 2R0
(403) 533-2339
Email:
werock@efirehose.net

Weroc Reg'd
(Harlequin Danes)



Ontario

Kennel/Website

Dave and Sue Eby
1270 Weeby Place
Waterloo, ON  N2J 4G8
(519) 664-2668
Email:
info@moonstonekennel.com

Moonstone Kennel


Raisa Grinevsky
21940 McCowan Road
Mount Albert, ON  L0G 1M0
(905) 473-5162
Email:
sabradanes@hotmail.com

Sabra Danes Reg'd


Desera Niivila
265 Mud Lake Road
Murillo, ON
(807) 935-2433
Email:
dniivila@hotmail.com

Dazzleme



Nova Scotia

Kennel/Website

Joan Pyke
RR#3
Truro, NS   B2N 5B2
(902) 895-9338
Email:
joanpyke@eastlink.ca

Deebee Perm Reg'd


 
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Rescue

Danes in Distress
Jim Wood   
(519) 279-4549 
Karin Severin
(905)682-4600

Great Dane Rescue Inc.
Jo Anne Richards
(705) 878-5845

Friendly Giants Dog Rescue
Email
Location: Ottawa, ON
and Sarnia, ON

 

Did you know?


Great Danes have been immortalized in the media
 by "Marmaduke", 
in the comic strips 
and by "Scooby Do" 
on TV and in the movies.

 
 

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