Adopting a Dane past the puppy stage has huge advantanges!
Many people would love owning a Great Dane, but the prospect of raising a Great Dane puppy past the destructive, house training and heathen stage is daunting and can be prohibitive! But the good news is that there are wonderful older Great Danes looking for forever homes. Northwest Great Dane Rescue has available Danes that are house trained, have basic obedience, house manners, neutered/spayed and have had Gastropexy Surgery which helps prevent bloat. Check them out, your wonderful Great Dane family member could be with you in as little as a few weeks.
Mantle Great Danes
My favorite colors are fawns and mantles. Mantles have beautiful black and white markings and fawns have brown bodies with dark black masks on their faces, but what is most important about these dogs is their wonderful temperament
The origins of the Great Dane come primarily from Germany and Denmark. The dog was developed to be a boar hound. Today's Great Dane should be a regal calm athletic dog that is friendly, dependable, patient and never timid.
Priorities for Great Dane breeders should be good sound healthy structure, good type, a Great Dane should look like a Great Dane and a have great temperaments. There are seven showable colors: Fawn, Black, Brindle, Mantle, Merle, Blue and Harlequin. Because of Harlequin color genetics, Harlequin breeders produce Merles, White puppies with black or grey markings and black puppies with a sprinkling of white. Although these puppies may not be showable, they make wonderful pets.
Our lives are greatly enriched by the wonderful Great Danes we share our home with. And by the wonderful friends we've made while showing our dogs. I've learned so much about the health and welfare of my Great Danes from people who have spent decades breeding and showing them. Our dogs are 99% pets and 1% show dogs.