We've always had Great Danes but we haven't replaced our last baby due to plans to relocate.
You can buy a Great Dane in Australia I take it ?
Hello I have an Assie facebook friend thats selling them on the Gold Coast, if thats any good to you ? X
Please check out the pounds and animal rescue centres before buying from the classifieds, they sometimes have them in and can be of any age from new born upwards. They also come vacanated and de sexed.
If you do end up buying off a breeder, make sure they are a proper registered breeder as back yard breeding to make a few $$ is big here and very frowned upon.
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...
If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...
Dane's are often found in rescues too - people get them and then realise how big the duffers are :)
I love em - but I think a Dane as well as our uncoordinated Satch would be just too funny for words!!
Jo (Aussie), Jon (Pom on a 100 visa), Satch (the gorgeous viscous labrador) have now been joined by Siena Rose.
Does anyone have a spare instruction manual for a baby girl?
The trouble with rescue dogs is that they are usually badly trained and of course you don't know the history, with little kids a puppy is your best bet.
I see 2 Danes on our daily walk....they are so gorgeous! Saw a puppy at the beach too the other week, all legs, bless and so gentle.
Disagree I'm afraid I.\,ve had a Dalmation from Rescue that was 8 years old as sweet as can be ( her owner had died and she was pining away) Reputable rescue places should test the dog for socialbility and recommend the kind of house /family it should go into
I've had rescue dogs for years and apart from one, all of them were fab with kids (even though back when I got my first ones I didn't have kids) and most settled well and were loyal and dependable. One was so good she would let babies cuddle her and didn't object to tail pulls or anything else, she simply just got up and walked away. Some have had a few issues but because of bad treatment on their previous owners part. With time, love and retraining/educating they soon came out of their shells and I had the best companions I could ever have wished for in those dogs.
I don't always think puppies and kids mix well. It depends on the dog and the children. Often, especially with younger kids they can hurt and scare young (and older) dogs and if those dogs are brought up in that situation they are often nervy and unhappy or can become snappy or something else. A lot of effort has to go into educating kids into how to be kind to animals as well as training the animal in question :) Older kids can be easier but there is still the noise factor or the shouting/screaming/arguing and playing that can go on and send out mixed signals to any dog. I was bitten by my aunts dog many years ago playing a game of rounders as it saw me running toward my cousin who was at the base I was running for and we realised after took it to mean I was attacking her so he attacked me. Ripped a huge chunk off my arm. I was 9 and after that their dog was always aggressive toward me (he had never been before) and bit me on 3 more occasions, once I was just walking into a room I had left a few minutes before to pop to the toilet. We were kids being kids, not hurting the dog or doing anything bad, but he still read a situation and acted on it. And left me needing lots of stitches to repair my arm and scarring.