+1 (252) 632-0135 merwald@danepuppieskennel.com

Welcome to our Danes Puppies Kennel!

We are located in the beautiful sunny LA,. My husband Barrey Thierry Jordon and I, Merwald Kelly Jordon have been involved in Great Danes for many, many years.

Decades of Danes

Great Danes are a lifestyle with us, not a whim or passing fancy. I’ve been active in the breed since 1974 and was a member of the Great Dane Club of Western Washington for 30 years. Barrey has been involved with Danes since the 1960’s. I am currently a member of the Great Dane Club of America, Willamette Valley Great Dane Club , Western Great Dane Club of BC, and the Mt. Baker Kennel Club.

From the mid-1980’s to 2007 we taught obedience training classes in the Arlington and Ferndale areas. Currently, we teach conformation handling classes in the Bellingham area at Hyline Hotel For Dogs. We also offer a special opportunity to people new to showing: The New Dog Show Exhibitor Seminar, which covers important aspects of dog showing beyond the basics of handling – details that most newcomers have to learn the hard way.

 

 

Breeding the Best

Since we show, all of our sires and dams are AKC and/or CKC Champions, or directly out of Champions. Again, we feel this is an important factor for both the companion and show-dog purchaser, as showing emphasizes temperament, soundness, breed type and health as well as beauty. Our participation in AKC events ensures high-quality competition and allows us access to a wide variety of information and education. Also, while looks aren’t everything, a pet puppy out of show stock is simply a considerably more attractive (exhibits more breed type) Dane than one bred from mediocre dogs. And a handsome Dane is a truly stunning dog–The Apollo of Dogs.

Proper pre-breeding health testing is extremely important. All of our breeding stock have had their hip x-rays, thyroid and cardiac tests OFA-certified and eyes CERF’d. Other Danes within our breeding program may have had additional testing. We feel there is no excuse for not having the standard professional health testing done as recommended by the Great Dane Club of America on breeding animals.

Healthy Puppies are Happy Puppies

Our puppies are born, and lovingly raised, indoors in clean, comfortable homes. From their day of birth, careful attention is given to their health, socialization and development. Prior to sale, each puppy is checked by a veterinarian with extensive Great Dane experience. At the time of sale, all puppies have been vaccinated and wormed as appropriate for their age, micro-chipped and have had their dewclaws removed. (Cropping is provided for those purchasers who wish a cropped puppy.) Naturally, all of our puppies are registered with the appropriate non-profit registry: The American Kennel Club and/or the Canadian Kennel Club.[1]

Finding the Right Home

We care very much about the puppies we bring into the world, and have specific requirements for potential homes. We require prospective purchasers complete a pre-purchase puppy application and furnish references. We reserve the right to decline an application from a home we feel inappropriate for Dane ownership. A Dane purchased from us must be maintained as an indoor house-pet and the home must have a securely-fenced yard. We do not sell Danes to homes that allow them to free-roam or use chaining or invisible fencing as a method of containment.

Happy Puppies are Active Puppies (or: Surviving Puppyhood)

We do our best to assure the puppy makes a smooth transition into its new home. Prior to bringing their new puppy home, each purchaser is provided with a “New Great Dane Puppy” newsletter that covers what items will be needed to get your puppy settled into his/her new home, information about cropping and aftercare, and how to go about housebreaking and crate-training. You will also receive written medical records, detailed feeding instructions, and a comprehensive care packet. This packet includes a Great Dane owner handbook, literature on socialization, training, bloat, and a variety of other useful information.

Owners can expect to go through a hands-on “puppy orientation” with us when they pick up their puppy. At this time, we cover basic grooming like clipping toenails, keeping ears clean, dental care and coat care. We also discuss housebreaking, ear-aftercare for cropped ears, crate training, and beginning puppy obedience training.

In addition to personally being there for our owners, we also have an e-mail list for our owners to share pictures and stories. It is especially fun for owners of a puppy to share “puppy adventures” with other families who have siblings from the same litter. Many Daynakin-puppy owners enjoy finding they may, if they choose, develop an extended Dane-family that offers fun, support, and playdates.