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Monday, January 11th, 2010
8:28 am
Hey there. I have a soon to be 3 year old great dane. I'm having problems with her eating. She doesn't eat. Period. It's like she doesn't like the food. I even mix it with canned food. When the rare chance that she does eat, it's like 2 cups dried and 1 canned. That's it. The vet said that there's nothing wrong with her. I think that it's b/c she still has all of her girl parts. Please let me know if you guys think of anything.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009
1:11 pm
Hi, I'm Oliver. My mommy takes pictures of me all the time. Here are a couple I hand selected that bring out my features.
Here's my stats. I am not truly a fawn, my parents were black and brindle. I'm a weird red color, but if you look closely at my face you see I have one small brindle marking on my nose.
I am 3 yrs old. I am almost 40 inches tall, and weigh 190 lbs.

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Friday, June 5th, 2009
7:29 pm
So, I'm having a small problem. Ok, well...I very large problem. I have a 2 year old great dane. She never really got the potty training down. We have kept her outside along with my 2 huskies. I have recently moved into a apartment. I would love to have her here. I miss her. She's stays at my parents house with the huskies. What I'm trying to get at is how do you train a 2 year old great dane to potty outside?! Please help!!!! We have a very large crate. When we were using a crate the last time she would still potty in it. (That was when she was staying inside the house, she was 8-9 months old) She just never got the idea that going potty outside is a good thing. We tried cookies and everything. I just don't know what to do.
Friday, May 15th, 2009
1:16 am
Hello again!

I got my pup last Friday, his name is Gomez. He is not deaf nor has he vision problems. (His sister was not so lucky and had both and they put her down :(!!! really sad... ) So far he knows sit/stand/down fairly well. (Down has been the hardest one so far) I have been using clicker training when I have the clicker, and I find he learns faster with it. He is good on a leash as long as its loose. If he gets to far behind and is tugged on his reaction is to try and pull back out of his collar, which makes the tug worse. :\ a bad catch 22 there. So I'm going to lure him with bits of hot dog when he does this.

The links are a couple of videos of him. ^_^

Other than that he is very good except for his need to chew EVERYTHING He tried eating a curb, a metal futon frame, my cat, me  My boyfriend, anything he can get his chompers around, so I have to turn and check him every few seconds to make sure he hasn't discovered a new "toy" and redirect him to his favorites.  He is still attempting to chew things in both videos

Wish me luck!


Sunday, April 12th, 2009
5:38 pm

I am new here, and new to Danes. But I put my down payment on a puppy today! They're only two weeks old so  he won't come home till the end of May. Still, I'M SO EXCITED!



A Day or two old

V The LJ cut went weird, Im not really sure how to fix that =\

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
9:25 pm
Help get Kohl his Wobblers care
New auctions are going up daily.

You can see items here: shop.ebay.com/merchant/ladeefire

or you can go to our website and make a tax deductable donation! http://www.aabgdr.org
thank you!


Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
10:30 pm
Hey guys,

We have a male dane who came into rescue about 4 weeks ago. He was given up due to the economy and put into one of our best foster homes. Over the time he has been in rescue the foster family noticed that his gait was off and he was in pain. Unfortunately a vet has suggested that he may have wobblers petsurgery.com/wobblersyndrome.html This means that we are looking at thousands of dollars. We are a small rescue and we need your help. Kohl is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and I have met alot of dogs. He is very loving and will follow you around so he can give you kisses.

We have had several donations of items to auction on ebay from people like Louise Peterson and Greg Louganis and we are auctioning off dog collars donated by Douglas Paquette. please have a look, maybe there is something you are interested in. http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/ladeefire We will be adding more daily!

You can also make donations at our website: http://www.aabgdr.org
If you cannot make a donation, please still do not hesitate to cross post or give this to your friends.
Kohl needs our help.
thank you!

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
11:17 pm
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
8:51 am
Happy holidanes!
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Friday, December 12th, 2008
10:03 pm
cccccrrosss posted like a mofo
This will be Sarah Ann's first Christmas. She's a four month old fawn Great Dane. This photos were NOT easy to take, lol.

I wanted to share them EVERYWHERE. So, enjoy. :)

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Sunday, October 26th, 2008
10:06 pm
My Great Dane "Luna" has died of Liver Cancer

Luna is now at peace in animal heaven. She no longer has to struggle with the complications of her liver cancer. She had her last seizure on Saturday evening (10/25) around 6:30pm. She had asked to go outside to go potty and collapsed on the ground.  She had the worst seizure yet and never came out of it. She was put to rest at approximately 9:30pm at the Animal Emergency room.  She is having a private cremation.

Luna's Story/Updates had been posted here:  laurataylor07.blogspot.com/
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
4:47 pm
Heidi meets the new kitten
A few days ago I aquired a new kitten through a neighbor. Over the last couple of days Heidi and Minerva (the kitten) have seen each other from a distance. Any time Heidi would come near Minerva would hiss and take a swipe, Heidi ever the great dane would turn tail and go to her bed with a tragic look on her face.

Today was the first time they shared the same couch. When Minerva noticed Heidi she hissed and stared the dog down, the photos behind the cut tell the tale!

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Current Mood: amused
Saturday, September 20th, 2008
5:47 am
ok my precious lil darling is licking himself like mad..first it was his armpit area, now its his inner back thighs....i read up on dogs doing that as a boredom thing, but there is no way my boy is bored..i take him everywhere with me..I'm thinking he might have allergies..Maybe I will give him an oatmeal bath this weekend..so sooth his pink lil skin that is irritated from him licking...

Current Mood: cranky
Monday, September 8th, 2008
10:19 pm
The things we do for our dogs
I just had to use a nine foot beach umbrella and walk around outside so Murphy would stay out and do his business. Heaven forbid he get wet, he might melt.

*sighs* One day he'll be 150 or so pounds and I'll still be walking around in the rain with that umbrella so he can poop and stay dry.
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
9:26 pm
Strange question for the group - what do you drive in order to get your Dane from one place to another? With my last one, I had a pickup truck and lived in a rural town, you could throw him in the back and he'd be happy as a clam. This time around, I'm smack in the middle of Dallas (with a big yard, btw) but have no idea what kind of vehicle to switch to. The two door coupe isn't going to cut it. (:

Here's what I'm considering:

Honda Element (40" of clearance to get in, 43" once inside)
Saturn Vue (33" of clearance to get in 36" once inside)
And last, but not least....Dodge Grand Caravan. Enough said. Plenty of space with the seats folded into the floor.

The Element is coming in at number one - seats fold up and/or come out, floor is hose-out ready, and the front seat folds forward so that he can be right up by the window, where all the action is.

So this is more of a poll than anything else - what do you folks drive?
12:17 pm
newbie & question
Hello everyone, I just found this community [thank god!] and I recently got a great dane puppy [about a month or so ago]. I always wanted a great dane and now I finally have one! I am super excited and kinda lost. I've always had rottweilers [which I have a 2 y/o now as well as my dane] and other big dogs, but never a great dane. i've read books and articles online but I can't seam to find an answer.

I got my puppy from a breeder out where I live. We stopped at the ladies house late at night [like 8:30p] and I picked out my girl. Well, when we got home - I realized the puppy was bones and skin, covered in fleas and ticks and horribly taken care of. Good to say - all her bites and ouchies are gone, she has gained weight and seams to be quite happy. I just have one question that I don't know if it is because of the breed, or if it was because of something horrible that happened at the breeders. When she sits down sometimes her back rib will poke out. It does it on both sides of her and it is like an s shaped rib, which I've never seen on a dog. It doesn't hurt her and she is in no pain and has no problem with us touching it or anything. My husband says that it moves with her ribs and is probably just something to do with the breed. so, I was wondering.. IS this something to do with the breed??? Imean, sometimes the rib will stick out an inch or so and it's scary. You can kinda see it HERE [her front elbow is kinda pointing at it]. I took her to a vet a few weeks ago and he didn't say anything about it, so I figured it was okay.. but it worries me because he may not have felt it with how she was standing. Any help would be awesome.

Also, since my baby girl is adorable:
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Also, if anyone knows any articles or anything I should read - I'll gladly read articles or check out recommended books to read. I want the best for my puppy [since she is my first puppy all of my own - usually only had family dogs and the rottie is my hubbies] but I'm kinda clueless. =o) Anything would be great!!
Monday, September 1st, 2008
10:29 pm
Puppy Gowning Pains
Now I've had Dane's before, but Murphy seems to be going through growing pains more noticeably than MacDuff did. What do you all do for your pup's pains? If we think it's really bad the Vet okay'd a baby aspirin, but we do try and avoid that.

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
4:13 pm
If my dog is not chewing on he will eat my shoes or other important things. The problem is that after he chews entirely consumes one end (or "ball") he loses interest and needs a new bone. I have ball-less bones all over the house and he won't touch them and moves onto shoes. Also, my dog is a Great Dane.

Suggestion for DURABLE chew toys that will keep my dog's interest if he likes these rawhides, but that will last long and not be too flavored to entice consumption? Price is only a factor unless something is certifiably worth it by public opinion.
Monday, August 25th, 2008
10:45 am
How to tell a Great Dane from cow....
had to share....

How to tell a Great Dane from cow

If it Moo’s, it’s a Cow
If it woof-woof’s, it a Great Dane

If it chews it’s cud, it’s a Cow
If it chews your new sneakers, it a Great Dane

If it grazes in the pasture, it’s a Cow
If it grazes of the kitchen counter, it a Great Dane

If you can Milk it, it’s a Cow
If it milks your bank account, it’s a Great Dane

If it leans on a fence, it’s a Cow
If it leans on you, it’s a Great Dane

If it sleeps in the pasture, it’s a Cow
If it sleeps in your bed, it’s a Great Dane

If it drinks from a trough, it’s a Cow
If it drinks from the sink, it’s a Great Dane

If it lies down just before a thunderstorm, it’s a Cow
If it lies on you during a thunderstorm, it’s a Great Dane

If it produces piles of manure, it’s a cow
If it rolls in piles of manure, it’s a Great Dane

If it swats flies with it’s tail, it’s a Cow
If it swats people with it’s tail, it’s a Great Dane

If it eats grass, it’s a Cow
If it eats grass and then throws up on your best carpet, it’s a Great Dane

If it’s worshipped in India, it’s a Cow
If it’s worshipped in your house, it’s a Great Dane

If your Vet drives and old pick-up, it’s a Cow
If your Vet drives a new Mercedes, it’s a Great Dane

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