The same breeder in Derbyshire who was selling ‘self whelping’ bitches during November 2011 had more adverts in December. One was advertising a multi-coloured litter which included a MICRO DANE!!
He was small but very special and they wanted more money for him. (Most breeders would call that puppy the runt of the litter!) “BOTH parents were owned and loved.” Yet the advert began by saying the much loved dam had raided the pantry whilst they were out causing a ‘gastric tausion’ and had died.
The much loved sire was in the following advert for sale at £100. Apparently ‘he gets along great with all female dogs”.....well he would if he has been used at stud!
As cropping Great Danes’ ears was outlawed in the UK nearly a century ago what an opportunity to buy a cropped black Great Dane pup from an advertiser in Belfast. He states they won’t be cheap as they have already “started personal protection work.”
After complaints the advert was reinstated. Apparently the “pups are great with kids and other dogs” and will be imported from Slovenia in late January. You can be a proud owner for....£3,500! Wow! Another bargain!! What message does this say for our breed?
Then there were no end of Great Danes crossed with other breeds like Rottweilers, Bullmastiffs and English Mastiffs. Prices were greatly reduced across pure Great Danes and even Danes Crosses reflecting a sign of the times.