Doolin (Mantle Great Dane Puppy) stacked at 9 weeks
This is a stacked picture of Doolin at 8-9 weeks, taken by his breeder, Kathleen Davis of Davishire Danes. Good breeders plan breedings so that they produce healthy puppies that are properly structured to lead long healthy comfortable lives. They stack (pose) their puppies from 6 weeks on to evaluate which puppies they will keep and show and breed and which puppies they will sell as pets only. They only want to keep well structured puppies so they can keep breeding healthy puppies. The difference between show and pet puppies in a litter from a good responsible breeder that shows their dogs is generally very little.
Doolin as a puppy looked awesome, but of course I’m quite biased 🙂 He has lovely bone, he grew up to have good substantial bone, needed for a 150-170 pound dog. He has a beautiful shoulder and good rear angles so he should be able to run and jump and play. The shoulder and rear joints are similar to a suspension system for the dogs, the better the suspension system, the less wear and tear on the joints through the years. Doolin has lovely tight strong cat like feet. As an adult Doolin looks every bit like a Great Dane.
Doolin was bred by Kathleen Davis & Diane Colling in Northern California, Davishire Danes. I will be eternally grateful that they trusted me with this wonderful lifetime companion.