Saturday, April 1, 2017

APRIL 1 2017
A QUICK DOGGIE--- I AM GONNA HATE TO SAY THIS, BUT I DO TRY TO STAY WITHIN THE GREAT DANE CLUB OF AMERICA'S GUIDELINES AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO "CROSSBREEDING" THE GREAT DANE COLORS...
I GOT THIS EMAIL--- AND I MAY AS WELL START THERE
I know you don't like fawns because of their stature but have you seen these Fawniguins? They look very sturdy to me. Just a thought on maybe getting one to breed. Might open up another line. What do you think of them?
132 YEARS AGO I SAW A PICTURE OF A DANE.."KODIAK" I THINK WAS HIS NAME- REALLY SHARP- LOOKING HARLEQUIN-- I THINK- RASIED/SHOWN BY  A PERSON NAMED "SUE" SOUTH OF BOSTON/-----AND I DECIDED WHAT FUN IT WOULD BE TO OWN A DANE LIKE THAT...
I OFTEN THINK OF KODIAK, AS I  STAND KNEE DEEP IN  BEAUTIFUL HARLEQUIN  DANES.--  AT LEAST WHAT I THINK ARE BEAUUTIFUL HARLS.. THE  "SHOW PEOPLE"  HAVE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS IN LEGS AND NECKS-- BUT I TRY AND AT LEAST KEEP THE COLORS STRAIGHT.
IN DANES- THERE ARE 3 BLOODLINES  THE BROWNS-( FAWNS AND BRINDLE) THE BLUES ( WHICH ARE DARN BLUE) AND TTHE HARLS WHICH INVOLVES THE COLORS YOU SEE AROUND HERE BLACK,WHITE, MERLE  GREY .
THE BASIC PROBLEM  WITH HARLS... IN MY OPINION.... IS  YOU DON'T BREED HARLES TO HARLES AND TO GET HARLES.. -- YOU GET BLACKS MERLES AND WHITES AND MAYBE 1 OUT OF 8 WILL BE A HARL----SO IN THE AKC  SHOW  WORLD, TO SHOW HARLES, YOU ARE GONNA PRODUCE  A BUNCH OF DANES  WHICH  CAN NEVER BECOME CHAMPIONS IN THE SHOW RING.-- I AM TALIKNG BACK 20-30 YEARS AGO.. THERE IS NOT A HUGE MARKET FOR DANE PUPS SO SOMEONE DECIDEED THAT THE MERLES WERE GROSSLY INFERIOR AND SHOUD BE DESTROYED AT BIRTH BECAUSE THEY COULD PRODUCE THE WHITE DEAF PUPS IF BRED.- THE HITCH THERE IS, BREEDING THSI VERY DESIREABLE HARLEQUIN TO HARL ALSO PRODUCED THE WHITE DEAF AT ABOUT THE SAME RATIO,  IT DID NOT TAKE ME LONG TO DECIDE THIS  WAS NUTS - AND MY FIRST 3 SERVICE DANES WERE THE MERLE GIRLS- ANNIE- BELLA -AND MAUDE- 
 THERE AE ALL SORTS OF OPINIONS ABOUT BREEDING DANE COLORS- SO THOSE INCLINED... HAVE AT IT..PROBLEM THERE IS THE INTERNET HAS NO EDITOR TO DECIDE IF SOMETHIGN IS CORRECT. 
I HAVE TO ADMIT IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY CAREER TO HAVE GEORGE WALTZ INTO THE A NATIONAL   SHOW RING AS #1 SERVICE DOG------
GEORGE'S MOTHER WAS SCARLOT- A MERLE- FROM EUROPE- WHICH PROBABLY WOULD H AVE BEEN DESTROYED IF WE DIDN'T TAKE HER. AND FATHER BENTLEY- THERE IS THE CLASSIC  HARL TO A MERLE WHICH DID PRODUCE  2 WHITES BOO AND RIOT AT THE SAME TIME
SO AS LONG AS WE CAN FIND HAPPY HOMES FOR THE ODD WHITE WHICH MIGHT BE DEAF, I AM NOT GOING TO DO  WHAT "THEY SAY".
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I AM GOING SOMEWHERE WITH THIS...
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I HAD A PHONE CALL FROM A VERY NICE WOMAN WHO'S NAME I ALREADY FORGOT. WHO HAD A DANE PURCHASED FROM A BREEDER NOT FAR AWAY--- SHE SAID  IT WAS A  FAWNEQUIN...AND SHE HAD WORKED HER WAY THRU THE CANINE GOOD CITIZEN--AND NEEDED A SERVICE DOG.. ANY DANE IN NEW ENGLAND  IS GOING  TO BE BLAMED ON  SERVICE DOG PROJECT - SO I OPTED TO HELP.... IT CERTAINL Y STANDS OUT IN OUR CROWD--- IT IS BROWN.. WITH SPOTTED EARS.. A VERY NICE WOMAN WH O WILL FIT IN HERE WELL-- SHE IS A MEDICAL PERSON WHO CAN PROBABLY SET UP OUR MICROSCOPE SO WE CAN AT LEEAST LOOK  FOR   SPERM KEPT  LIVE IN OUR ARMPITS-- BUT THAT IS ANOTHER STORY...
THE BROWN DANE IS AN XAMPLE OF THE LONG LEGGED "SHOW"..."BASKETBALL PLAYER" TYPE DANE  WHERE WE PREFER THE FOOTBALL PLAYER TYPE DANE...
 HE STANDS  OUT IN THE CROWD..  SO IF YOU SEE A BROWN DANE--  WE ARE WORKING WITH HER-- BUT IT WAS NOT BORN HERE !!!
ASIDE FROM THE ONE LITTER THAT CONTAINED 2 FUNNY ?BLUISH ? DANES.,  ALL OURS HAVE BEEN LEGIT HARL COLORS.
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NOW I HAVE TO GO FIND THE TRACTOR.... I DID NOT TAKE THEIS STORM SERIOUSLY ENOUGH TO GET THE TRACTOR UP HERE BY THE HOUSE  AND WE HAVE ENOUGH SNOW SO THE PILE FROM PLOWING THE STREET WILL BE TOO BIG FOR OUR VOULNTEERS TO "JUMP'

I MUSST AWAY-- TO THE HEATED CAB-

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