About Us

We know you love your Great Dane, we love ours!

WE WANT TO HELP DOG PEOPLE

Life with any dog can be challenging. We want to be a place where like-minded Great Dane owners can share their thoughts and experiences, so we can learn from each other and provide the best possible environment for our beloved animals.

Proverbs 12:10 says, “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal”

My Dog Story–

Greetings, my name is Dave and I love dogs. Growing up we always had a dog in the house. Personally, it’s hard for me to imagine life without dogs. As the youngest of four children I never had much say as to what kind of dog we had. To be honest none of us had much say, it was always my Mother’s choice – and she loved miniature poodles. I’m not sure my Father would’ve chosen poodles, but he was a wise man – wise enough to leave this choice in my Mother’s hands, and to support her decision.

Poodles are very smart and don’t shed – I’ll give them that, but beyond that they held little appeal to me. (If you’re a poodle-lover, please don’t send me mail about all the benefits of owning a poodle. Actually, if you’re a poodle-lover what are you doing here any way.)

I always wanted a real dog. By “real” I mean a dog that wouldn’t fit in your purse. I’ve heard it said that “Any dog under 40 pounds is a cat, and cats are pointless”. (Again, if your a cat-lover what are you doing on this site?) After my wife and I married we bought a Dalmatian. (OK, we had a cat first but that’s a story for another day.) My wife is partial to female dogs and I wanted to name our dog Bob. So we had a female Dalmatian named “Bob.”

I loved Bob, she went everywhere with me. In the next years we added two children making our house comfortably full. That’s when a childhood friend of mine told me he was coming home from several years as a missionary in Africa and needed a place to live for a few months. So Roger moved in with his wife, four children and two dogs. (There’s a lot more to this part of the story, but for now we’ll just focus on the dogs.)

One of Roger’s dogs (ironically also named “Bob” but went by “Bobbi”.) was a Great Dane/Boxer mix. Bobbi was adorable! We loved the way she would lean on you. She was protective and yet gentle with the children (which were plentiful in our house at this point).

After Roger found a permanent home for his family the house was feeling a bit empty and Bob the Dalmatian was getting old, so we started looking for the next member to join our family. Some investigation revealed that many of the traits we loved about Roger’s Bobbi (the lips and the lean) were in fact, Great Dane traits. We visited a couple dog shows to meet some Danes and breeders and soon found a quality breeder about an hour from our home.

It didn’t take long for us to find Abby – our first Great Dane. We’ve had several Danes in our home since then. Our current pup is Lucy.

Great Dane Puppy

This is the day Lucy and I first met. It was love at first sight.

 

 

Our Hope

We hope you’ll find and share useful information on this site – learn about products and ideas that will make your life with your Dane the best it can be! (And that’s a pretty good life.)

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will do my best to help you out.

All the best,
Dave
dave@danestuff.com

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