Sometimes it can be intimidating to stop by a website where there are pictures of dogs winning awards and a lot of initials and jargon you don’t understand and all you really want is a pet. Breeders who show Great Danes are simply doing something they like doing with their family pets and their friends. This is a hobby they enjoy and they love their dogs and have educated themselves about what is best for their dogs. When they have litters of puppies, they look for good homes for their puppies and if you really want a Great Dane and you are prepared for one, you could get a Dane from someone who is looking out for your best interests and the puppies. They want to produce and provide you with healthy family members.
We have all seen puppies (bred by well meaning, but uneducated people) that have hip problems, parasites, diseases and the puppies end up dying or require extensive surgery as they get older. If you have a problem the uneducated breeder can’t help. Do yourself a favor and buy a puppy from someone who is looking out for you and your new puppy and not someone who bred their two pets and listed the puppies on craigslist. Acquiring a puppy that way could turn out OK, if you are lucky, or could end up in heartbreak.