june 28 2015
last night at mail call i ... in a weak moment .. said if the bricks sold out i would buy grace ( and all) a washer for the cellar-- no easy purchase...we have wascomatts which seem to work nicely-- that brand was recommended by a guy who owns a laundromat- and so far they have been wonderful so it looks like i will be buying another...- one thing that impressed me to start with was they offer a course in how to fix your own.. and for the beating those machines take, i can not complain---
cleanliness is next to godliness...
grace ( and all) have better access in our cellar..and our septic should be able to take it... when we built i remember the inspector saying we had eough drainage to run a small motel... how did she know???
i have tried several american breeders... without too much success... i have a generic call out for danes who have done agility and have some old relatives..
as i wander the world looking for dane genes...again... i came to the german official standards of a dane--- very interesting--- things i have decided to insist on... square males -- slightly longer females...pacing is out--- researved toward strangers-- devoted to owners..
and a few i don't care about .. curved tail carried above the topline... it is interesting
i have contacted several breeders... there is one in czk. who has a bunch lookijng just like chaos and bentley.. what started me is that ... gary-- the veteran who is partnered reciently with victoria has a daughter going to school in russia-- and will be traveling back and forth occasionally..
there is a rule burned into the minds of most akc breeders that , no one breeds any dogs that have not been shown and recieved thier "championship" title.. and i clearly have not... there is a woman who works at the local feed store who keeps reminding me of that - and calls sdp dogs a" piece of junk " because they are not "titled"....
they aen't titled... they aren't even registered which makes me even worse. i totally agree wiht trying to limit the breeding of dogs.. but all the puppy farms that sell pups to pet stores all have akc registration. i totally agree with the akc canine good citizen award. that concept is a great one... but $15 to register every dog is alot of money... for what?
if i had my way, the town reg of a dog is not spayed or neutered woudl be $500--- dogs spayed or neutered would be $150 --- if a spay/neutered and has their cgc title it would cost $10 to register them--
and then... any town which passes a leash law must provide a fenced dog park-- after all , dog owners pay taxes too...
so all of you people out there sending me notices of american breeders, i would love to find one or two -- but the ones who insist on co- owning are out... and i do happen to like breeding color true--
most american breeders brag about european bloodlines-- it becomes a question of what percentage??? one great grnadfather does not cut th emustard..
i happen to agree with the german method of posting a dogs HD rating on the pedigree--- that HD is the hip displasia rating - so you can have some idea of what you are buying into... it is not 100% but it is better than nothing
if you look over the pedigrees of dogs in europe you can see a few time wahen an HD A is bred to a HD A and the pup is HD B ---
you can also see harls bred to harls - etc.... interesing...
so google great danes by country... looking for chaos and bentley types...
from the top ... it looks like italy has taller then russian dogs
that is what i am doing..