Dafne del Sardeu
Most frequent questions and answers
The Great Dane in his noble appearance combines a large, powerful well constructed body with pride, strength and elegance. By substance together with nobility, harmonious appearance, well proportioned outlines, as well as an especially expressive head, the Great Dane strikes the onlooker as a noble statue, never coarse or with refined elegance. Perfect in balance and always with clearly defined sexual dimorphism. He is the Apollo amongst all breeds.
SIZE AND WEIGHT: Height at the withers: Males: at least 80 cms, should not exceed 90 cms. Females: at least 72 cms, should not exceed 84 cms.
The pictures after the chart help on this perception comparing a Great Dane during the growth period and an a person with 1,8m (5’11”).
It’s a perfect dog for children, the Great Dane tend to be calmer and extra careful with children. Protective and tolerant, never aggressive, a real giant friend that will make beautiful memories that will last for live. Although great danes bound great with children, it should always be supervised the first contacts specially with young Great Danes and young kids, because of their size the energetic plays might end in a fall.
My first Great Dane born 20 years ago, I was fortune to live with many Great Danes over the years. My job demanded to split my life between 2 cities, one city we live on a small farm and the other city we have an 100 square meters apartment. In fact in the past 6 years me and 2 Great Danes spent more time in the apartment then the farm and I can confirm that Great Danes have absolutely no problem living in apartments, my male actually prefers the apartment since it means walks in the city that he prefers to the country ones. A Great Dane is not much of an territorial dog, their bound is with his family, as long as their with their family they are truly happy. Don’t expect a fully happy Great Dane locked outside the house, they wanna be glued to you where you stay, they will be happier with you in a apartment then alone outside the house. It it’s obviously the life in apartment demands your time to walk them, but if you don’t have time for your Great Dane you shouldn’t have one, neither a Great Dane or any other dog even if you have the biggest farm in the world. When adults, they are very calm in the house, just place a 1 square meter very confortable bed next to your favorite place in the house and your set for an happy Great Dane for life.
- What does a Great Dane eats?
- How much a Great Dane eats?
- How much costs to feed a Great Dane?
- How many times a day should a Great Dane eat?
Since their prone to gastric torsion split at least twice a day.
- Should the plate be raised?
Great Danes have predisposición to some deceases, doesn’t mean they are a fragile breed, the way you take care daily actually dictate if you will have an healthy or a problematic Great Dane. Each breeder should always carefully select the parents, study the ancestors, progenitors litter siblings, and health tests. With all the precautions a breeder can reduce the probability of incidents but no one can ensure any decease will not occur.
Gastric torsion – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastric_dilatation_volvulus
Cardiomyopathy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiomyopathy
Hip Dysplasia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_dysplasia_(canine)
Wobbler syndrome – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wobbler_disease
Osteosarcoma – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_cancer_in_cats_and_dogs
The mother will be our Dafne and we already chosen the male that will be presented when litter is confirmed.
We do not breed with dogs that we don’t know in person, with this, although we have seen thousands of Great Danes in dog shows around Europe, we flight to meet our litter father and we can confirm that, just like Dafne, he is a superb healthy atretic Great Dane. Both parents are very successful in dog shows, DNA collected and obviously health tested with the best results. Both have perfect teeth, dark eyes with no surgery, strong fire color with no white marks and full complete black mask, these two never needed painting. Both temper is great and Dafne has this oficial per French Club “Test d’Aptitudes Naturelles”.
Multi Champion, – Dafne del Sardeu –
- Ch Great Dane French Club
- Ch Great Dane Spanish Club
- Ch Great Dane Portuguese Club
- Ch France
- Ch International
- Ch Portugal
- Ch Spain
- JCh Portuguese Great Dane Club
- JCh Portugal
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Dafne is our Multi Champion Great Dane, she is winnng dog shows in severall countries since she was a puppy .