We received news from Full House Danes that 9 puppies were born over the weekend! Six male and three female. Of the three females, only two were merle. We will have first pick of one of the merle (grey with black spots) females.
It has been years since I have had a dog in the house. The last one was our cherished Mastiff named Chelsea. She was a part of the family from start to finish. I have always been a fan of the larger breeds and have had a long time dream of owning a Great Dane. That dream is finally being realized. Plus we need to have a place on our ABOUT US page where the guard dog goes…
I find the color options and genetics of coat color fascinating and have spent a lot of time researching. There are 6 colors recognized by the AKC (black, blue, fawn, brindle, harlequin and mantle). While merle is not recognized by the AKC, these puppies can still be registered, just not shown in competition. I’ll spare you the details, but suffice it to say, there are several colors that shouldn’t be bred due to the high chance of having puppies with blindness, deafness or both. This puppy will be a pet only. No shows at The Westminster Dog Show for us.
The puppies will be available for adoption during the end of April so we are now starting to plan the house and get all the necessary “big breed” supplies.
Here are a few pictures provided by Full House Danes. You can click on the link to see all the puppies that they have. Go ahead and add one to your home!
Mohave, one of the two merle puppies. This will become our Willow in the end..
McKinley, the other merle female. We will have a difficult decision to make….
Mother, Eden, looking exhausted and proud
UPDATE: One week old!!!