Note: if you are expearianced in showing danes than i need your help!
Hi, we are considering showing our dane. Athstetically, i think hes gorgeous, but he still need training and, if qualified, confirmation classes. Here are his features:
Half euro, both parents are champs
one blue eye, one brown
A very chisled head
Cropped ears ( not show though)
Full black nose, one pink spot
Heavy markings, some merl and blue spots, spots on neck
Thicker legs than a full american dane
No health problems
lots of lip
So, thats how i can describe him best without a photo, sorry i cant provide that for you guys we cant get him in a stack or show stance, hes impatiant and needs to be trained for that. All in all i think he would make a good show dog, maybe not champ, but no chump either. He has a very laid back persona too, so he would’nt be jumpy. Please help and give me advice, we need it! Thanks, much appreciated.
ok, sorry i meant neutered :3
and many of you have commented about the merl and blue. our boy is NOT merl and is NOT a blue harlequin. He is a harlequin with merl and blue patches. please don’t chew on me for that. i have never seen a harlequin without those other-than-black patches.
his top line is nice and strait.
he is part registration with AKC but we are working on full registration now.
why is the pink spot on his nose a problem? It starts in the inside nostril and goes in a strait ‘blob’ to the outer nose. Its not huge. Other than that, his nose is completely black. So, again, why is that a problem?
He isn’t too laid back, he won’t just lounge around all day. He has spirit.
I don’t have a picture of him stacked or worse yet a picture of him. So you’ll just have to make due with what I gave you. If you have any questions about him than just ask and i’ll answer.
You need to have him evaluated by the breeder (hopefully they show) and/or another experienced person that is knowledgeable of the Dane breed and breed standard. You also need full AKC registration. Good thing your dog isn’t spayed since he’s a boy. An altered dog can’t be shown in conformation. Being part Euro isn’t an issue. There are many in the ring. My own show girl is part Euro. If his personality is too laid back he will be harder to show since he won’t have that "show" presence.A "blue" harlequin can’t be shown in conformation in the US…..a merle can’t be shown either…A harlequin (white with black torn patches) always has at least a couple of merle patches.This is acceptable as long as not over done. A Harle also can have pink on it’s nose and it can have blue eyes as well as one of each…it is not as desirable as a black nose or dark eyes but is acceptable. It is not a DQ.The only one that can change a limited registration to a full is the breeder.A responsible breeder will have the dog evaluated before ever considering the change. The dog needs to be evaluated to make sure it meets breed standard and has show potential.
I suggest that you go to the GDCA site and study breed standard, read the color code learn as much as you can. http://www.gdca.org I also suggest that you find a breed club or a Dane club near you and contact them.Get involved in some show handling classes.