The Breed Standard

Each dog breed has been defined by a standard which is set by organizations such as the American Kennel Club (A.K.C.) and the Canadian Kennel Club (C.K.C.). It is the role of judges at conformation dog shows to determine which dog most closely conforms to the breed standard. At each show, winners gain points toward their championship titles, thus helping to prove the dog to be excellent breeding stock.


The A.K.C. and  C.K.C. Standards


Click here to see the Great Dane Standard as per the A.K.C.
Click here to see the Great Dane Standard as per the C.K.C.



FAQ’s About Danes, Compliments of Dane Outreach


Helpful Links



Canadian Kennel Club

American Kennel Club

Western Great Dane Club of British Columbia

Great Dane Club of Canada

Great Dane Club of America

Great Dane Club of Cleveland



Bloat Links

Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital–Abbotsford, BC

Langley Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley, BC, (604 514 1711)

Animal Emergency Clinic–Tacoma, WA

Animal Emergency Clinic–Seattle, WA

The Pet Doctor- Lakewood, WA (Dr. Cindy Smith-Canine Reproduction)

Auburn South Vet Hospital


Reproductive Services

Reproductive Services in Canada and the U.S.A.

Camelot Farms

Dr. Sophia Fanous, Canine Reproductive Services–Agassiz, BC, (604 793 8599)


Health Certification and Resources

Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals


Dane Resources

Unity Great Danes

Daynakin Great Danes

The Great Dane Lady

Is a Great Dane for You?

Great Dane Health and Welfare

Therapy Danes

Danes Online

Dane Outreach

Dane World Magazine

New Hope For Danes

Meine Dogge (Where Great Danes Originate)

Great Dane Pedigrees


All Breeds

Pawsabilities Dog Training-Fife, WA

Positive Approach-Tacoma, WA

The Dog Place

My Pets


Dog Showing

Canuck Dogs

BC Dog Show Services

Dog Show

Info Dog

Baray Events



International All Breed Canine Association