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August 2nd, 2011, 05:57 PM
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BIG TIME!! lol A few days ago, our family was joined by Maverick, compliments of Craig's List.
It's been 6 months since we had to have Diesel put down. I wanted to wait a while to make sure a new dog would have its own identity. Now Maverick is Maverick, not Diesel Jr.
He's an 8 y/o Dane. Yes he's pure, but natural ears can throw some people off. He's got to be one of the most perfect dogs EVER!



And not to be outdone by a new sibling, Rucca plugged an electrical cord into her butt to make her eyes light up.

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August 2nd, 2011, 06:41 PM
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aww! as terrified as I am of big dogs, I looove danes! My ex's grandparents had a female while we were dating, she was the biggest lap dog I've ever seen. If you were sitting on the rug, your lap was hers.

they almost lost her during her first litter of puppies. She had a misshapen uterus and almost bled to death during labour. They ended up losing all the puppies She had a unique color pattern, so the breeders association was very sad.

She had natural ears too. Was one of the things that made her less scary to me.
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August 2nd, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Congrats! We love great danes. If it weren't for the fact that we were planning on having babies we would've considered one...they're just SO dang big/heavy, but beautiful!
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August 2nd, 2011, 07:38 PM
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Cool, what color was she? You don't hear of breeding problems in Danes that like too often. Did she have any sisters the same color, even from subsequent litters?

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Congrats! We love great danes. If it weren't for the fact that we were planning on having babies we would've considered one...they're just SO dang big/heavy, but beautiful!
It's never too late to own a Dane! Ivy's just now 19 months old and has yet to be knocked down by one of the dogs. But a few days ago I did manage to slip and bust my butt in a puddle of drool. This big boy is one heck of a slobber bucket!
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August 2nd, 2011, 08:05 PM
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We have a Vizsla which is pretty much the most high energy breeds. I'm not sure I could handle two dogs!

Although the girls would probably love a Dane. They'd surely think it was a horse and try to ride it accordingly.
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August 3rd, 2011, 01:43 AM
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I tried to find her coloring online, but couldn't find an exact match. She was 2/3 black, 1/3 white but where her colors touched, she was speckled(speckles always moved back into the black away from the white, so her white spots were pure). doing some quick googling she was a pretty even mix of a Mantle dane and a Merle dane. And unfortunately she was the only female of her litter, she had several brothers however. Ironically, her litter was mostly females.
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August 3rd, 2011, 07:34 AM
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We have a Vizsla which is pretty much the most high energy breeds. I'm not sure I could handle two dogs!

Although the girls would probably love a Dane. They'd surely think it was a horse and try to ride it accordingly.

OMG Vizslas are so beautiful, but SO hyper! lol I had wanted one but when I saw how much exercise they needed I didn't think I could keep up. Danes spend most of their day snoring.

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I tried to find her coloring online, but couldn't find an exact match. She was 2/3 black, 1/3 white but where her colors touched, she was speckled(speckles always moved back into the black away from the white, so her white spots were pure). doing some quick googling she was a pretty even mix of a Mantle dane and a Merle dane. And unfortunately she was the only female of her litter, she had several brothers however. Ironically, her litter was mostly females.
She sounds gorgeous. What a shame the puppies couldn't be saved. Couldn't the vet tell at the 7 week x-ray that the puppies were lined up wrong, indicating that the uterus was the wrong shape? I guess maybe it just wasn't that obvious?
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August 3rd, 2011, 12:24 PM
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I don't like cropped ears or tails on dogs. Even show dogs can be kept natural as far as I know. I might be a little bias though because we have a pit lab mix and if they had cropped his ears he would look more mean in people's eyes.
He looks great just how he is Congrats on your new family member.
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