Do you own a Great Dane and plan to breed it? Before you do, there are a lot of things that you have to consider. This decision is not something that you should enter into lightly. Breeding a Great Dane is a great responsibility and not something that you should do just to make a profit from. The proper way of breeding a Great Dane will cost you a lot of money. There are tests, shots, papers, and great care that are all required to be able to produce good quality and healthy Great Danes.
Of course, you'll reap your rewards when you produce and sell show quality or high pet quality Great Danes. But you will need to spend a lot before you make any kind of profit. At the same time, it is not a good reason to breed Great Danes. Breeding Great Danes will cost you time, money, and effort. Adequate attention is needed at all times. You should have good reasons to breed a Great Dane. There are things that you should consider before breeding.
If you have a Great Dane bitch coming from a line of champions and your dog is also sound of mind, health, body, and longevity, then you can promote this high quality Great Dane by breeding it. Not only are you helping the breed of Great Danes improve, you are also sharing a wonderful pet or show quality dog to other breeders or would be owners. You have to bear in mind that you may only breed if your bitch has tested free from all indigenous inherited problems. If her conformation is correct and your bitch doesn't have disqualifying faults or unlikely characteristics, and she even has some outstanding traits, then go ahead and spread the breed! If you want to help improve the breed, make sure that you know a stud that is of equal or better quality than your Great Dane bitch.
Another thing to consider is the future home of the pups. Are you sure you will be able to give them a good home where they will be taken care of? If you are only going to let them be ignored or give them to someone who doesn't know anything about dogs and doesn't have time to take care of your Great Dane pups, then it would be better not to breed at all.
Again, cost is a big issue in breeding Great Danes. If you don't have enough funds to take care and raise Great Dane pups properly, considering the emergencies that can take place, then don't breed them. Not enough finances can lead to poor breeding of your Great Dane. At the same time, you need to consider the facilities where you will be breeding your Great Dane. Do you have enough room for puppies as they grow to about six months of age?
Of course the most important thing is to have the proper knowledge about Great Danes. How can you breed a Great Dane if you hardly know anything about this breed? If you really want to breed a Great Dane, make sure that you've considered all the factors and familiarize yourself with the breed. That way, you'll be able to raise great pups that can help spread a high quality breed of Great Danes all over the world.