The origin of the Great Dane is of great debate. Some says its development started in Germany. Recent investigation reveals that the Great Dane is an ancient breed tracing its foundation back to Denmark as it is historically noted in drawings and writings from the 16th century.
About 100 years ago, breeders began to selectively choose dogs with gentle characters and good temperaments to breed with, thus creating the ‘Gentle Giant’ that we know and love today.
The Great Dane is a special dog like no other breed I know, the most emotionally intelligent dog I have ever met.; a wonderful companion and family dog known for its unfailing devotion, courage, loyalty, and unconditional love. Once you have had a Great Dane in your life … there is no going back.
Great Dane puppies are delicate contrary to their size. From birth Great Dane puppies need special care:
Take great care not to over-exercise young Great Danes from age 0 to 18 months old.
Rule of thumb: five (5) minutes of hard/forced exercise during each session for every month of puppy’s life.
Feed Great Danes a quality food of no more than 24 percent protein.
Ensure that vaccinations are given carefully - and not as a cocktail of shots.
Ensure that young Great Danes are trained from an early age on.
Puppy classes are strongly recommended after puppy has had its necessary vaccinations.
As with all dog breeds, the Great Dane breed has its set of health concerns that one should be aware of. For further information on health concerns in the Great Dane, please visit the Great Dane Club of America’s Health and Welfare page here: http://www.gdca.org/healthandwelfare.htm
Our dogs are health checked before breeding. A lot of time, thought, and energy is put forth to plan and produce a litter of puppies - finding the right stud male who is healthy, well-balanced, and has a good temperament - and who will compliment my girls is especially important.
It is my goal to secure loving, responsible, ‘forever’ homes for my puppies. I carefully screen prospective puppy buyers before allowing one of my babies to leave my home.
A prospective puppy questionnaire is available. The questionnaire helps me to get an idea of who you are and what kind puppy personality you are seeking to ensure that he or she will be a good fit for you and your family.
I strongly encourage that you attend puppy classes with your puppy at an appropriate age after puppy has had all of its puppy vaccinations.
I also recommend that you consider buying Pet Health Insurance for your puppy from the get-go as a good pet health insurance policy is valuable. Veterinary expenses for giant breed dogs are quite expensive.
I will endeavor to provide guidance, help, and advice to each of my puppy buyers. That's my commitment to you and your dog. A puppy from van SundayStyle comes with lifetime breeder support.
Puppies can go to their new owners between the age of nine and ten weeks old. Puppies will have been given age-appropriate vaccinations before they leave.
A Great Dane is not just a dog. It's a special friend and an important family member. It's our passion of a lifetime.