AKC Blue Great Dane puppies
Blue Great Dane puppy breeder in West Michigan
Are you interested in adding a Great Dane puppy to your family?
Great Lake Danes is a family-run farm located in West Michigan specializing in breeding champion-pedigreed ACK Blue Great Dane puppies. We serve Michigan and the surrounding states, including Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. Our farm hand-raises puppies with love and compassion, and are dedicated to helping them socialize from a young age. Our puppies are well adjusted socially to children and other pets, making them the ideal family pet. Great Danes are known to be gentle giants, who love companionship and to please their owners. Blue Great Dane puppies have distinguished personalities and mellow temperaments, making them adored by many families and pet owners.
We strive to make the transition as seamless as possible so that the puppies can begin their new lives with families. Great Lake Danes offers shipping options to make the process easier for those who cannot make the trip to the farm in Michigan. With over ten years of breeding on our family farm, we are passionate about finding our Blue Great Dane puppies loving homes and can guide potential pet owners throughout the process. We have an abundance of information and resources on the breed. If you are interested in a Blue Great Dane puppy, Great Lake Danes can help you select the perfect puppy.
What items should you have at home?
Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, and the family at Great Lake Danes is thrilled to find loving homes for our Blue Great Dane puppies. There are a few essential items that will make the transition easier for your new Great Dane puppy.
Food: Your Great Dane's diet plays a significant role in their health, and we recommend keeping your Great Dane puppy on an adult formula of food. The protein has to be between 18-26%. Once you are home, we suggest one ¼ - 2 cups of food a day between two meals.
Treats for training: Great Dane's are people pleasers, and treats will make the training process easier.
Crate: A crate allows your puppy to have a space of their own where they feel sale. Crate training is also especially useful when house training. For an adult size crate, we use crates from 26-32 inches high.
Toys: Puppies need toys to engage and build relationships. De-stuffed toys are recommended. You can also use squeaker toys under supervision.
Bowls for food and water: You will need bowls for them to eat and drink. We suggest not using raised food dishes. They should eat lower, as they would in nature.
Pillows and blankets: Blankets and pillows can offer comfort and make it easier for them to adjust to their new home.
Top 5 things to know about Blue Great Dane Puppies
Before bringing a new puppy to their forever home, it's crucial to understand the breed to ensure that it's an ideal match with your lifestyle and family. These dogs are known as a gentle breed with excellent socialization skills. Great Danes are recognizable due to their large stature, but there are many things people do not know before adding the breed to their home. Below are the top things to know about the Great Dane breed before bringing them into your home.
1) Their number one health concern is Bloat
Like many breeds, Great Danes are prone to specific health conditions. One of the most significant issues is Bloat. Bloat is a condition where the stomach distends and twists, making it impossible for the food to pass through, which can slowly starve a Great Dane. A Gastropexy procedure can decrease the chance of your Great Dane having Bloat.
2) Early training is critical
While Great Danes are people pleasers, they need the appropriate training to ensure they behave as they get older. With early training, you can have an easier time managing their behavior as they age. Great Danes are relatively intelligent dogs, and treats will make the process more enjoyable for both you and your puppy.
3) It's essential to pay attention to their diet
As Great Danes are prone to stomach issues, you need to ensure that you provide them with high-quality food. Generally, having your Great Dane eat smaller meals throughout the day will be beneficial. Also, it's vital for them to not exercise immediately after eating. By doing those things, you can minimize the potential risk of Bloat.
4) Great Danes are phenomenal with kids
Great Danes are incredibly social creatures, and they thrive off of the love from their family members. If you have a larger family with kids, Great Danes will make for an ideal pet. Their temperament, personality, and love of people make them great companions for kids and adults. As they are social, it's important to train them early and provide supervision with smaller kids because Great Danes do not always realize their size.
5) They only need a certain amount of exercise per day
While Great Danes are large breeds, they are also known to be couch potatoes. Like most breeds, this one needs one long run or walk per day. Puppies need to be more careful, as their bones can be jeopardized by too much running too early. Aside from that one walk or run, Great Danes are content to lay around on the sofa. If you have a busy work schedule, it's best to have a fenced-in yard so they can exercise.
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