Welcome to Miles Great Dane Puppies
The Best Source for Premium Quality Great Danes
Our breeding is very limited all year round for the benefit of our breed/show program. Our sole purpose of breeding is not focused on maximizing profit rather, we plow back income from our good jobs into our breeding program so breeding Great Dane is just to keep the family and so charging a price on the puppies is just to recover the expenses incurred in bringing them up from the day they were born. We raise all our puppies in a climate-controlled room but with 24/7 outdoor access to a fenced-in lawn with green grass. They spend a lot of time outdoors playing and have spent a considerable amount of time with our children. We feel this is very important for their development at a young age as they soak up the vitamin D and develop muscle tone in a puppy’s natural setting. Our priority is to breed only quality, healthy, and hardy puppies. Supporting our clients through and beyond the adoptions process is very important to us. When you go home with one of our puppies, we want you to be completely satisfied with them. Adopting a puppy is an exciting time! We are committed and devoted to giving your family a top-quality, beautiful companion.
The Breed Standard
Breed Standard: A description of the ideal dog of each recognized breed, to serve as an ideal against which dogs are judged at shows, originally laid down by a parent breed club and accepted officially by national or international bodies.
HealthBloat, or gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), is the number-one killer of Danes. Owners should educate themselves to recognize the signs that bloat could be happening and what to do if so. Many breeders and owners consider a surgery called a prophylactic gastropexy ('preventative tack') that can help prevent some of the more serious aspects of GDV. Other health issues that can affect the breed include eye and cardiac diseases, hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroiditis, and hip dysplasia. A responsible breeder will screenbreeding stock for conditions that can affect the breed. Recommended Health Tests From the National Breed Club: Hip Evaluation Thyroid Evaluation Cardiac Exam Ophthalmologist Evaluation
GroomingFor most of the year the Great Dane's short, smooth coat doesn't shed much, but given the size of the dog, this can still amount to a fair bit of hair. Weekly brushing with a medium-bristle brush, a rubber grooming mitt or tool, or a hound glove will help keep shedding to a minimum. During shedding season once or twice a year, however, hair loss will be more profuse, with a daily brushing ideal. Great Danes need a bath only occasionally, unless they get into something messy. As with all breeds, the Great Dane's nails should be trimmed regularly, because overly long nails can cause the dog pain as well as problems walking and running.
ExerciseGreat Danes may seem sedate, but they require daily exercise appropriate to their age. A brisk walk two or three times a day can be enough. They can make good companions on jogs or hikes, but you must wait until the dog is 2 years old to avoid damage to growing joints. Because of the risk of bloat, avoid rigorous exercise around mealtimes. Danes tend to follow their nose wherever a scent takes them, so they should always be kept on a leash and only allowed loose in areas secured with a tall fence. Many Great Danes enjoy participating in agility, obedience, tracking events, weight pulls, and sports such as flyball.
TrainingEarly socialization and puppy training classes are recommended. For a breed as large and powerful as the Great Dane, obedience training is a must. Socialization'¿gently exposing the puppy to a wide variety of people, places, and situations'¿will help him develop into a well-adjusted adult. Great Danes are sociable, friendly, and eager to please, and they respond well to firm, consistent training methods. They need to have human contact, affection, and socialization with other people and animals.
NutritionFeed the Great Dane a high-quality dog food appropriate to the dog's age (puppy, adult, or senior). Give table scraps sparingly, if at all, especially avoiding cooked bones and foods with high fat content. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Owners must be aware that the number-one killer of the breed is bloat, where the stomach distends and twists. The causes of bloat aren't fully understood, but experts agree that multiple small meals per day and preventing vigorous exercise around mealtimes can help reduce the chances of it happening.
What To Expect When Caring For a Great Dane
Owning a dog is not just a privilege; it’s a responsibility. They depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. When you take a dog into your life, you need to understand the commitment that dog ownership entails.
About the Breed
The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty "Apollo of Dogs," is a total joy to live with, but owning a dog of such imposing size, weight, and strength is a commitment not to be entered into lightly. This breed is indeed great, but not a Dane.
As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Danes tower over most other dogs and when standing on their hind legs, they are taller than most people. These powerful giants are the picture of elegance and balance, with the smooth and easy stride of born noblemen. The coat comes in different colors and patterns, perhaps the best-known being the black-and-white patchwork pattern known as "harlequin." Despite their sweet nature, Danes are alert home guardians. Just the sight of these gentle giants is usually enough to make intruders think twice. But those foolish enough to mistake the breed's friendliness for softness will meet a powerful foe of true courage and spirit. Patient with kids, Danes are people pleasers who make friends easily.