You’re thinking of getting a Great Dane puppy? Great Danes make wonderful pets, but not for everyone. They are large animals that take up space and eat a lot. Everything costs a bit more with a Dane because of their size. Research using the internet and find the local Great Dane club in your area. You can also go to dog shows and meet people who own, show and breed Danes. They can answer questions and refer you to people who have litters. Several sites on the internet list questions you should ask your puppy breeder.
It’s worth your time to find breeders that care enough about their dogs to make educated breeding decisions, do health tests (heart, hip, eye and thyroid) and spend time with their puppies. All focused efforts to make sure your puppy has the best start in life and makes a wonderful family member. When you are evaluating breeders who say their dogs are health tested, make sure that they mean they have performed the recommended heart, hip, eye and thyroid tests, not just gotten a certificate from their vet saying their dog is “healthy”. Read more about health testing below. IT IS important, you’ll be glad you did.