Colors of Great Danes Available while Purchasing

Posted by sam bam on December 3rd, 2015

In earlier centuries, the Great Dane was known as German Boar hound in British countries.There were few German breeders tried to establish the names German doggy and German Mastiff in the British dog market, because they thought the breed should be established and known as luxurious dog and not a working breed. However, due to the increasing war situations between Germany and few other countries like Japan, the breed later became known to as a Great Dane in year 1755. The ears of dog are floppy, flat and triangle in structure. In ancient times. the Great Danes were usually used for the purpose of hunting boars. Ear cropping was done to make the damages to the ear of dog less during the hunts. Nowadays, the Danes are used as a companion breed among the dog owners. Cropping occurs in few dogs due to some cosmetic and traditional purposes. In the earlier years of 1930, first ear cropping of Great Dane has been performed with the help of devices called Easter Bonnets were inserted in their ears to make them erect.Today, the ear cropping process become very common in America but very less common in Europe. Ear cropping process in Great Dane is banned in some European countries like United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Parts of Ireland and New Zealand or it is allowed to performed only to veterinary surgeon.

There are different coat colors available in this type of breed. Mainly there are four varieties of colors available which are acceptable for dog shows in India. Other two colors are not qualified for the dog show purposes. The main colors are Fawn, Brindle, Black and Harlequin. Other disqualified colors are Mantle and Blue or Ash color. Fawn colored Great Danes look yellow gold in color with black lips to mouth. The presence of black color is on eye rims, ears and eyebrows. Brindle colored Danes are totally gold on color with the presence of black stripes on them. This black stripe pattern gives the dog a new color marking and hence it is said as a Brindle colored dog. In black color Great Danes, the color is glossy black in appearance. However, in some Danes, white patches are present on the chest and toes but in dog shows, such Danes are disqualified. These white patches are not desirable in Great Danes. The dog should be totally black in appearance. In Harlequin Great Danes, the base body color is white and black spots are present on that randomly. The neck of dog should be white for qualifying in the dog shows. The black spots on the body of a dog should not be so tiny that they give a dappled effect and should not be so large in size to give a look of a blanket. Grey spots on a white base is not desirable but still are eligible for dog show purpose. The grey spots occur in other types of dogs regularly. Also the less quantity of black spots present on white base gives a salt and pepper effect to dog. Grey on few dogs is qualified in American Kennel Club dog shows because few bitches and dogs can reproduce properly black and white harlequin puppies. For providing maximum quantity of gene pool, the grey color on few dogs is disqualified in India. This type of color never achieved top ranking in the dog shows. Mantle Great Danes are called as Boston in some countries because their color is similar to Boston Terrier. The color of these dogs is black and white with presence of large black spots on body to form a black blanket over the body. The skull of dog is black and muzzle is white. The full white neck is preferred. Chest of the dog is white in color. The tail is usually black with white spots present on that. Few tiny white spots on black blanket is desirable. In Blue colored dogs, the color of dog is full steel blue in appearance. However, few pups have white spots on chest and toes.They are undesirable and are disqualified in dog shows. We are a professional shih tzu breeders in India and offer shih tzu for sale on regular basis. We also buy shih tzu puppies from reputed breeder.

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