I am a new owner of a full blooded, completely black Great Dane, he is very beautiful, and the best temperament I have ever seen in an animal. I have 5 children the youngest being 2 and he is very gentle and sweet. He is AKC registered and in good health and I would like to stub him out but he isn't a "show" dog, is it worth trying to stud him out?? I just want to pass on his beautiful color and perfect attitude.
How do you know he is healthy? Have his hips and elbows been x-rayed and evaluated by the OFA? Has he been screened for any other breed specific health issues? Having a regular vet look him over isn't enough. Do you know anything about his pedigree? Where the dogs in his pedigree properly screened for health issues? How long did they live and how did they die? What were their temperments like? Where any of them show dogs? (Notice the question about showing was last.)
Right now BYBs and Puppymillers are having a difficult time selling the pups they already have and Danes have large litters. What will happen if the pups don't sell? Who will be responsible? How do you know they will go to good homes? (That would be my biggest worry.)
OH PLEASE, don't breed your Dane just because he is pretty, I have raised and bred Great Dane's for 11 years now, and if you want to breed then I agree with other person , you have to the testing and check the pedigree's to a background check on your male . I have seen to many inheritated disease's because of not doing the right thing..So Please do your HOMEWORK first and you need to beaware of venerial disease's to YES they can catch Herpies to and other kind to...
Always trust your dogs instinct about ppl it is always right..
it is possible, it is also possible that you do can die. Breeding is not for the inexperianced. There are alot of health problems in Dane's, and the testing isn't cheap. Alot of breeders would require that. Also most good breeders would require some sort of show record. Any back yard breeder will be happy to breed to your dog, and anyones elses who come along. Your dog could get an std. And your dogs sweet personality could change once he is bred. Are you ready for that?
What does your dane offer to the breed to make it better? Black in colour isn't good enough? Showing isn't the be all and end of of everything.. but do you do other sports? Gotten a CGC certificate? Have reasons that people with worthwhile bitches will want anything to do with you?
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