| Thank you for visiting us! WiseDane Kennels
is an AKC purebred Great Dane breeder of Black and White Harlequins, Black
and White Mantles, Blues, Blue Harlequins, Blue Merles, Merles, Fawns, Blue
Fawns, Fawnequins, Blue Fawnequins and Black Great Dane Puppies in Taylorsville and Mount Washington
Kentucky. We are a family owned and operated business where our dane babies
are raised in our home with our children. By the time your dane baby comes
home it will have full socialization with children, adult female, adult
male, adult danes, small terrier and cat for well rounded socialization.
Our danes are kenneled by pairs so they are never alone and always have company. The are kenneled in a large 5'x5'x6' high black, powder coated, anti climb kennel with access to a 5'x15' cemented kennel run through a plexiglass specially made doggy door. Their kennels are full climate controlled heat and air-conditioned. Every evening we rotate our danes to our large, privacy fenced, 1 acre, rolling green hilled yard for exercise and interaction with ourselves and our children. Here they jump up and play on the trampoline, play chase and fetch with our kids, run around the yard like crazy animals and run in and out of the play house and sprinkler system.
Our danes are our family members, some we have had even before we had our own children. We are very serious when placing our dane babies in FOREVER homes and require a puppy application to be filled out before we even consider placing a dane baby in your care. Once you are approved for a forever home to one of our dane babies, we require a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $400 and then consecutive weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments until the total amount of the dane baby is PAID IN FULL prior to exchanging to your care and home.
Great Dane History
Although drawings of dogs resembling Great Danes have appeared on
Egyptian monuments dating from 3000 BC, the breed as it is known today dates
back to Germany, where it was originally bred for the purpose of bringing
down wild boar, and is the result of a cross between the Irish Wolfhound and
the English Mastiff. However, the present appearance of the Great Dane dates
from the 1800s, when they became known as the Deutsche Dogge or German Dog.
Great Dane Appearance
A Great Dane is a sleek dog, bred for running across rough terrain to bring down its prey. An adult male Dane can weigh from 135 to 150 pounds and stand 32 inches at the shoulder, while the female weighs 120 to 135 pounds and stands thirty inches or more. The Dane’s shorthaired coat comes in six colors, including black, blue, fawn, harlequin, brindle and mantle.
The Dane has a rectangular-shaped head with high-set ears and a
full-square jaw terminating in a deep muzzle. They also have a long tail
that tapers until it reaches a point.
Great Dane Temperament
Although originally developed as a hunting dog, Great Danes have become popular family pets who are not only affectionate but protective of their families. However, they are also best known for generally having kind, gentle temperaments despite their size. They bond well with people and thrive on interaction with them.
While Great Danes make good housedogs, they can be prone to bursts of
exuberant activity, particularly when they are young. Because of this, they
should not be left unsupervised, particularly when young children are
around. In fact, children should be taught to respect the dog to help
strengthen the bond. However, Great Danes are generally a child-friendly
breed and may even develop a special bond with the younger members of the
Great Dane Role
Although Great Danes are protective of their families, making them good watchdogs, their basically gentle nature makes them less than ideal as guard dogs, although their sheer size may be enough to intimidate most strangers and keep their families safe.
In addition, Great Danes make effective service dogs, since they can be trained to become helpmates for people with disabilities, performing tasks such as acting as guide dogs for the blind, helping to pull wheelchairs and even protecting a person who is suffering from a seizure. These service dogs are allowed to enter any establishment as long as they are with their owners.