Usually the purpose of my blog is about training Danes in agility and other sports to which they are non-traditional. At times I feel there are other areas I would like to share, most particularly those which I feel passionate about. Here is my soapbox:
Buying a dog should never be an impulsive decision. Buying a dog that may outweigh you should be even less so. Great Danes are not for everyone. I know they are incredible, wonderful, amazing, and I cannot imagine my life without one. However, when Hollywood does something "cute" like the making of 101 Dalmatians or Beverly Hills Chihuahua, or the upcoming Marmaduke, I get really nervous for some really great breeds. I believe strongly in breeding for the right reasons and following the right procedures. Those things being, proper structure, conformation, temperament, having health tested, know your lines, know color genetics, and proofing the breeding to allow for the best specimin and improvement to the breed. Too many people don't and this movie has surely already got the proverbial "buns in the oven." This sickens me. So, without further ado, please read part one in a three-part series that I have written that will be published in Spot Magazine, a publication for "Everything pet in the Northwest."