If you are a dog lover and looking for purebred Great Dane puppies for sale in California, you may have experienced some trouble finding reputable California Great Dane breeders. With our California Great Dane puppies for sale, we are dedicated to help match you with the right breeder who will provide you with the puppy you've always wanted. We work only with the best breeders in the state, who are dedicated to the welfare of the dogs they specialize in.
If you are having trouble deciding on which is the appropriate Great Dane puppy for your family, we have trained puppy counselors standing by to help. You can also use our Great Dane puppy finder service.
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Are Great Dane Puppies the Right Choice?
Buying a Great Dane puppy is a serious decision, so you should do some research first on the breed to see if it is appropriate for your family's particular lifestyle. One of the major benefits of choosing purebred puppies is that their physical characteristics and temperament are (mostly) uniform. This makes it easier for you to make a decision since you already have a general idea of what your new puppy will be like, as well as what requirements it will have with regard to its care and feeding.
Apart from considering the characteristics of the puppy, you should also take into account factors such as its personality, energy levels and how much time the puppy will be left alone in the house, as well as if you have children and other pets in the household. If you are undecided, we are ready to provide you with advice for selecting the best breed for your family.
The History of the Great Dane
Although drawings of dogs said to resemble Great Danes have been seen on Egyptian monuments dating back to 3000 BC, the modern Dane actually traces its origin back to Germany some 400 years ago, when the Irish Wolfhound and old English Mastiff were bred to develop a breed intended to act as a Boar Hound. When the new breed was no longer required for boar hunting, it was used as a guard dog for estates as well as a companion. In 1891, a standard description of the breed was defined by the German Great Dane Club. In 1889, the first American Great Dane Club was established in Chicago.
Presently, Great Danes are among the most popular breeds in the US, ranking 19th as of 2011.
The Standard Great Dane
According to the American Kennel Club, the Great Dane is a gentle giant of a dog, with a friendly temperament and a spirited personality. The male Dane could have a height of at least 30 inches at the shoulder while the female Dane should be 28 inches tall. Male Danes should be larger than females, with heavier bone structure and a larger frame.
The coat should be shorthaired and thick, with a glossy shine. Acceptable colors and markings for purebred Danes include:
Brindle – a yellow gold base color with black cross stripes.
Fawn – a yellow gold base color with black eye mask markings with black possibly appearing also on the tip of the tail and ears.
Pure Steel Blue.
Harlequin – a white base color with black patches in an irregular pattern.
Mantle – a black and white base color with blanket-like black extending across the body.
White patches at the toes and chest area are considered undesirable. Other undesirable physical characteristics include a docked tail and split nose.
If you are looking for Great Dane puppies for sale in California that meet this standard, please feel free to look over our Great Dane puppies reviews, which come complete with full descriptions of the puppies as well as photographs and other important information.