I do not take any money to be on the wait list. In fact I do not take any deposit money before the puppy is at least two weeks old. However after the puppy turns three weeks old then I will need a 300.00 deposit to continue hold a puppy. I am only looking for pet homes for my puppies. I do not offer full registration for breeding.
After you have made your final decision for a puppy and left a deposit to hold him then we will hold the puppy of your choice until he/she is eight weeks old and can legally and safely leave my home. The required deposit to hold the puppy is three hundred dollars. The deposit money will be deducted from the purchase amount of the puppy.
Note: If you do not pick up the puppy at eight weeks old then the deposit will be lost and the puppy will be re-homed.
I can take a check, Pay Pal, or cash for the deposit. The remaining balance must be paid in full in CASH, BEFORE the puppy leaves my home. If you plan to pay the balance when you pick up the puppy then you must bring cash. If you want to pay for the puppy with a check or through Pay Pal you will need to pay in full two weeks before you pick up your puppy to allow the money time to clear the bank. If you choose to use Pay Pal then you will have to pay all the additional fees associated with the Pay Pal account.
My Great Dane puppies start out at 1400.00 and my most expensive puppy would be a show marked harlequin for 3000.00. When the puppies are born I price them according to size, markings, and temperament. The three hundred dollar deposit to hold the puppy is deducted from the price of the puppy. I
DEPOSIT: $300.00 cash or check will hold the puppy of your choice until eight weeks old.
Option 1: If you want to bring your puppy home the same day, then please bring CASH :)
Option 2: You can wait for the check or pay pal to clear my bank and then pick up your puppy.
My promise is to give you a big, fat, wormed, and healthy puppy with two shots at eight weeks. The first shot at six weeks is a 5 in 1 and will be given to the puppies when they go for the vet visit. The second shot at eight weeks is a 7 in 1 will be given at home. The puppies will go home with a shot record and all the paperwork from the visit to the vet. Puppies will be wormed twice. By request only have can have their dew claws removed at three days old. I will make sure the puppies vaccinations are up to date but the new owner must continue the shot series after the puppy leaves my home. All puppies must complete the series of shots before they are completely safe to go out. That means YOU MUST CONTINUE the shots series. When they are 16 weeks old they can safely go outside after the series is finished. After the first rabies shot and puppy shots are finished and it is safe to take the puppy to the dog parks, ext.
I will start the potty training process early. We start as early as three weeks old. We see the puppies come off the bed at that age so we put newspaper there and they pick it up so fast. We also expose the puppies to crates without doors. The puppies will be raised with love by my family, my friends, and myself. They will also be raised around large dogs and other large Great Danes in the pack. The puppies will be fed the best food I can give them and be nursed by mom until they can leave her at eight weeks old.
Please start taping, watching, and reading; The DOG WHISPERER with Ceasar Millan to see the proper way to be a pack leader. Also visit the AKC webpage for information on standards for the breed...
I can not do the ear cropping for the puppies, but I can refer you to Dr Butchko 5488 Mission Blvd in Riverside, CA 92509. The phone number is 951 686-2242. He cropped all my Danes and they look great! Warning: Ear cropping is very painful, purely cosmetic, it must be done at a certain age (ONLY), and can take MANY months to heal... From my personal experience I would say, be ready to work (hard) and pay big for the ear cropping process.
I will supply the limited AKC papers, shot record, and the puppy pack. Puppies will come up to date on all on all shots, potty training, and worming. I will start their shot record with a Nemex worm pill 4 weeks it will be repeated again after 14 day waiting period. I always like the puppies to have the first shots at six weeks old and then second at eight weeks old. So they will have at least two shots before they leave my home. I can alter my plan if you or your vet prefers to wait for the first shots until eight weeks. For the puppies safety I prefer to do them at home. For the shot record, we pull off shot record information from the vaccine vials and put them all on a shot record book. Remember that I can only start the shot process but the puppy must complete the series to be safe. You can use the record book that I will give you to bring to the vet so they can keep it updated. Basically each puppy will need a shot every three weeks until they reach 16 weeks old. Then they can get their first rabies shot. Of course, I still always recommend a trip to the Vet when you first get your puppy for a full check up. Below I have more information on my favorite vet that I recommend to all my pack members for all your puppy needs.
HEALTH & SHOT INFO:
SHOT RECORD My promise is to give you a big, fat, wormed, and healthy puppy up to date on shots at eight weeks old. My plan is...The first shot at six weeks is a 5 in 1, and the second shot at eight to nine weeks is a 7 in 1. Puppies will be wormed twice with Nemex. We will continue to keep the puppies shots up to date as long as we have the puppy but the new owner must continue the shot series when they remove the puppy from our house. All the puppies must complete the series of shots before they are completely safe; that means YOU MUST CONTINUE the shots until they are 16 weeks old. Don't forget the first rabies shot before puppy shots are finished and it is safe to take the puppy to the dog parks, ext.
DEW CLAWS Over my decade of breeding, I have always removed dew claws from my puppies because I thought that was what I was supposed to do. I did it out of habit not thinking that the Great Dane might need them. At three days old I would automatically remove their dew claws without a second thought. After years of watching my Studs use them. I have started to question myself and others; why would we remove them. I was once told that it was required that they be removed to show them in the AKC show ring but that is no longer true. I was also told that the can get caught on something and get ripped off but that is so rare and has never happened to any Great Dane I know. Lastly I was told that they did not use the toe but now I know it is similar to our thumb and is very important to them. The truth that I have seen with my own eyes is different than what I thought.. In my pack I have had the chance to see the Danes both with them and the Danes without them. I now know the difference from my own personal experience. I have seen the Danes with it have way more strength and can the use it like we use our thumb. I have changed my mind. So I now believe it is not a part of the Dane we should just cut off because they use it. So I do not cut off the Danes toes anymore but will do it if you request it to be done. However I must receive that request by two days old or before. Here is a link that you can click on that shows how important they really are. Please read it and see for yourself. http://www.caninesports.com/uploads/1/5/3/1/15319800/dewclawexplanation.pdf
POTTY TRAINING I will start the potty training process as soon as mom stops taking care of it. I place the newspaper at the end of the bed and the puppies start paper training very early. I notice that the puppies are very young when they start to come off the bed to potty. All I have to do is place newspaper around the bed; they will do the rest. When they are old enough to go outside then we work on the next step to the potty training process.
CRATE TRAINING I can expose the puppies to crates without doors so they will not be afraid of them. When they they leave my house they will know they offer a great place to sleep and to seek shelter. I normally start this at about six weeks old.
SOCIALIZATION The puppies will be loved by my family, my friends, and myself. They will also be raised with other large great Danes in the pack. We also welcome the our guest and their kids come for visits to play and love them. Almost all my puppies enjoy the water. I want them to be outgoing and very friendly at eight weeks old so we start handling them when they are newborns. I believe if you continue to expose them to all these things they will be very socialized and happy life.
Please start taping, watching, and reading; The DOG WHISPERER with Ceasar Millan to see the proper way to train a Dane... Also visit the AKC webpage for information on standards for the breed...
Normally I do not crop the puppies ears. I do have all the information to help you if you are interested in that. I do have personal experience with cropping three Danes. I have done this plus the stories I have heard from my puppies experiences. My first attempt at it was with my Stud for the TV work we do... Hollywood loves Danes to have cropped ears. Of course I am not a vet so I wont cut the ears myself but I can refer you to Dr Butchko 5488 Mission Blvd in Riverside, CA 92509. The phone number is 951 686-2242. He cropped my sires ears, Hollywood Star aka Stud, and they look great! Warning: Ear cropping is very painful, purely cosmetic, it must be done at a certain age (ONLY), and can take MANY months to heal... From my personal experience I would say, be ready to work (hard) and pay big for the ear cropping process... I called Dr. Butchko on May 24th 2013 so I could update this. He said youngest they will crop the ears is 9 weeks old and up to 12 weeks old. You should only go to a vet that is specialized in this field! The puppy must be put to sleep for the surgery and kept for observation overnight. The first charge is 355.00 cash but that is just the beginning of the process... I am only speaking from my personal experience that I have had with my Danes. My warning to everyone would be, Ear cropping is a very long and painful experience that will take months and months of aftercare. The ears will be bloody in the beginning and it will hurt them for many months. It requires many many trips back to the vet and more charges to wrap the ears with new wrap every week. Plus many hours of aftercare for the ears. The worst part is the isolation since the puppy must be separated from all other dogs and his pack while the ears heal. The two Danes I cropped took at least four months to stand but I have one from my previous litter that took one year of aftercare on his ears before the stood. I just want to inform you what you are getting into before you make the decision. I would not mind to talk to any of the breeders who told you it could be done a seven weeks... to see where they go... I would love to see if I could find a better way. Maybe they could help me be more informed get me an email or phone number so I can learn and update myself. You also need to wait for the puppies ears to be long and big enough for a show crop so I waited to 12 weeks before I did the crop on my two Danes.Please give me a call if you want any more info. I think I can explain it better that way.
After the special treat, the puppy will take a nice long nap. You can purchase both types of food at Petco or PetsMart but it is most affordable at Stater Bros or Walmart. More information you need to know on special feeding instructions for Danes at the end of the list...
IMPORTANT FOOD INSTRUCTIONS
Large breed puppies like Great Danes require a special diet. Your Great Dane puppy should only be fed a high quality ADULT DOG FOOD or a GIANT BREED PUPPY FOOD. ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do NOT feed your puppy a regular puppy food. Doing so can cause serious bone, joint and hip problems which can be very costly and painful for your dog.
TOYS, TOYS, and more CHEW TOYS are so critical for a teething puppy. Bones are a must too.
LARGE DOG BED the most important supply on the list. Now, I only buy the futons for my full size Danes. I have found that dog beds are terribly uncomfortable. Just try one night on one and I know you would agree. So I need to stress the importance of a futon bed. I look for them on craigslist lightly used for 20.00 I have bought at least six for that price now... I also like to use the plastic baby crib mattresses for the potty training puppies, available at Target/Walmart for around 40.00 or the thrift store for under 10.00... I use lots of blankets for over the beds to keep them nice and clean. Then I can just wash the blankets daily. For My best Training Tip, I keep the small costco size bed at my side as I move from room to room. That way the puppies can stay at my side but if they get up off the bed; then it is time to play outside and potty... My adult Danes are always on their beds in the house not just wondering around and getting into stuff. Outside, they are free to explore, run, and have fun. Danes will follow the rules they are every smart. Don't be afraid to set down the rules from day one it will make for a happy home
OPTIONAL Dog gate/Baby gate - Basically to keep the pup in the desired room. But they are great for other uses, house training or to block off the other rooms/stairs as off limits. Also works for night crating. I have used mine for years they work good inside and outside too.
Dog Food - Regular adult food or it must be a GIANT breed puppy food!!!!!! NEVER feed a great dane regular puppy food!!!! You need to buy a large bag of kibble for large breeds and soft canned food mixed into your kibble. This will helps the pup to get it's appetite back after the stress of leaving it's litter mates. More information on food located on the puppy supply list link.
RAISED Food and Water Bowls -Elevated feeding stand (optional, but ideal) are on sale at Petco for around 30.00 or a bowl (that wont tip )can help save a lot of money and mess. Some people say Danes need a raised feeding bowl but you can use so many things to get it up off the ground...
Crate - for safety or to put puppy in for nap times, quiet times, and training purposes. Indoors you can use a table and wrap a blanket around it too.
Crate cover/Blanket - or a sheet to drape over the crate helps create a den-like feel not to thick...
Treats/Clicker - Training tip for fast learning; it is great for all types of training reinforcements even potty training. Cost around one dollar at Petco...
Leashes - I like horse lead ropes, AKC handler leashes, and leather leashes. Still my favorite is the thick nylon leashes. I personally like The GRIPP that have the two different handles one low and one at the end.
I also like the really short leashes for walking, that are mostly just a clip and a handle. They work great for our tall breed and it keeps them close by your side
Large breed puppies like great Danes require a special diet. Your great Dane puppy should only be fed a high quality ADULT DOG FOOD or a GIANT BREED PUPPY FOOD. Do NOT feed your puppy a regular puppy food. Doing so can cause serious bone, joint and hip problems which can be very costly and painful for your dog. These foods have properly balanced levels of calcium and phosphorus, and are lower in fat and protein which allows your puppy to grow at a slower rate, lessening the likelihood that he will develop hip, bone and joint problems. (Don�t worry, your dog will still grow to be the same size!)
After you have made your final decision for a puppy, we will hold the puppy of your choice until he/she is eight weeks old and can leave my home. The required deposit to hold the puppy is a three hundred dollars. The deposit will be deducted from the purchase amount of the puppy.
Note: If you do not pick up the puppy at eight weeks old then the deposit will be lost and the puppy may be resold.