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Some big news came in this morning from the performance side of the national! Dr. Gwen DeBaere and Amber for earned their Master Agility Champion title yesterday in agility on Sunday!! Congratulations Dr. Gwen DeBaere and Amber!

The Great Dane Club of California is hosting a Sanctioned Puppy Match (Great Danes Only) and an All-Breed CGC Test on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Canyon RV Park at Featherly Regional Park in Anaheim. Pre-entries are available (deadline April 10) as well as day of match entries. Come and join in the fun! There will also be a rummage sale, lunch, and a free handling class. In addition, practice novice rally runs are being offered ($1 per run) with 10-15 stations (leash only). ~ Registration (confirmation) @ 9am-12pm/ (CGC)@ 9am to 10pm. ~ CGC Testing @ 10am-12pm ~ Novice Practice Rally Runs @ 10am-12pm ~ Free Handling Class and Lunch @ 12pm ~ Puppy Conformation Judging @ 1:00pm. Please see detailed flyer on club web-site at or contact match chairperson Michelle Cacace at 951-743-3807 or

Great Dane Club of America Charitable Trust – Congenital Juvenile Megaesophagus Research

Relief from Ticks in the Fall and Winter? Not so, says the Tick Guy!


2016 GDCA National Videographer


Great Dane noted as one of 14 low maintenance breeds read article
FDA does double talk on meat ingredients. …
Go team Odin, congrats!

Weekend update: Team Odin aka GCH Southern Star Norse God Odin at Valhalla handled by Doug Toomey and owned by David Moore and Sonya Moore (breeders) and Steve Hill of Texas had a great weekend in PA. BOB under Judy Daniels, BOB under Larry Sinclair and BOB under Barbara Finch. He was also awarded a Group 3 by Rita Biddle. Go Team!
Per Kathy Toomey


    Per Mari Hayhurst
 I would like to thank all of the members of the Great Dane Club of St. Louis, for selecting me to judge their Specialty, this past Friday, March 4th. I would also like to thank all of the exhibitors who brought their lovely dogs to me. I had a wonderful time! I got to hug, pet and love dogs to my heart’s content, received puppy kisses, renewed friendships with people I used to compete against in the early 1990’s,like Winton and Shirley Reynolds, and met wonderful new friends. Thank you all for choosing me to judge and allowing me the honor of judging your dogs.

The Reputable Breeder Difference
The 8 Most Confident Dog Breeds


Fire damaged a building at All The Dogs of Big Bone Canine Rescue…


Interesting findings in early neuters of pets in a new UC Davis study



Primary Orthostatic Tremor In Great Danes

Great Dane from Nevada Expected to Take Record for World’s Tallest Dog

CH Chanoz If Your Happy And You Know It “Giddy”
Breeder/Owner: Lori Beilke
Handler: Lynda Moriarty

Why “Overgrowing” Your Large Breed Puppy is Dangerous

Common misconceptions about raw diets, a realistic view


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First Test Tube Puppies Created!

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Raw Diets and Bloodwork Results: Should you be concerned?
By Dr Jean Dodds

Wanted: 4,600 Dogs for Bloat Study

Tufts University researchers are looking for 4,600 purebred dogs to participate in a landmark study of bloat, a life-threatening condition that primarily afflicts larger canines.

The study will use DNA taken from blood and abdominal tissue samples to investigate possible genetic links to bloat. The condition—a stomach dangerously filled with gas, fluid or food—can kill a patient even after immediate veterinary treatment and surgery.

“Bloat is a challenging disease because it escalates quickly,” said assistant professor Claire Sharp, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVECC. “The dog is fine one minute and in a life-threatening situation the next. Dogs often die from bloat while their owner is off at work or sleeping at night.”

Sharp and colleague Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVECC, received a $250,000 grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation to examine bloat.

Teaming up with researchers from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, the two Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine professors hope to enroll 200 dogs from each of 23 breeds. Ideally, half of the dogs are bloat survivors and half have been bloat-free.

More than 150 dogs were enrolled as of late June.

“We are confident that a significant amount of risk for bloat will be explained purely by genetics,” Sharp said.

The sought-after 23 breeds are Bassett hound, Bernese mountain dog, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Boxer, Briard,  Doberman, English Setter, Fila Brasillerio, German Shepherd, German shorthaired pointer, Golden Retriever, Great Dane, Greater Swiss mountain dog, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, Mastiff or Bullmastiff, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Siberian Husky, Smooth Collie, Standard Poodle and Weimaraner.

Veterinarians and dog owners interested in participating in the study may email Sharp at

A Life Well Lived ~ Remembering Maureen Clark


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