First let us start with the fact that there are no rare colors in the Great Dane breed, only
mis-marks. Sometimes these mis-marks cannot be helped due to genetic recessive
genes, and these odd colors may end up in good quality show pedigrees. However, we
can try to not replicate these colors, to deliberately breed to produce these colors is a
direct admission of a backyard breeder, a poor breeder and a non reputable breeder.
Never, ever purchase a puppy from a person that does breedings like those mentioned

The Great Dane Club of America has a color code of ethics, of which Dane colors are to
bred to each other which is listed below. Any person who deviates from this color cod
e
in this day and age
is not an ethical breeder (please note, many, many years ago
breeders did indeed incorporate fawn into Harlequin pedigrees, but these people knew
what they were doing
, this practice is no longer used in todays breeding practices)
please do not support these bad people by purchasing their puppies. They will make
excuses for why they did it, perhaps temperament, however it is just an excuse, a lie to
get your hard earned money and support their poor breeding practices.
Color of Dane
    

Approved Breedings
    

Desired Pedigrees
1. FAWN
1. BRINDLE         
1. FAWN bred to FAWN or BRINDLE only.
1. BRINDLE bred to BRINDLE or FAWN only.   Pedigrees of FAWN or BRINDLE Danes should not carry BLACK,
HARLEQUIN, MANTLE or BLUE upon them.


2. HARLEQUIN

2. MANTLE

2. BLACK (HARLEQUIN BRED)

2. HARLEQUIN bred to HARLEQUIN, BLACK from HARLEQUIN BREEDING or BLACK from BLACK BREEDING only.

2. MANTLE bred to HARLEQUIN, MANTLE, BLACK from HARLEQUIN breeding or BLACK from BLACK breeding only.

2. BLACK from HARLEQUIN BREEDING bred to HARLEQUIN, BLACK from HARLEQUIN BREEDING or BLACK from
BLACK BREEDING only.        
Pedigrees of HARLEQUIN, MANTLE or HARLEQUIN BRED BLACK Danes should not carry FAWN, BRINDLE or BLUE
upon them.

3. BLUE


3. BLACK (BLUE BRED)        
3. BLUE bred to BLUE, BLACK from BLUE BREEDING or BLACK from BLACK BREEDING only.
3. BLACK from BLUE BREEDING bred to BLUE, BLACK from BLUE BREEDING or BLACK from BLACK BREEDING
ONLY.  
Pedigrees of BLUE or BLUE BRED BLACK Danes should not carry FAWN, BRINDLE, or HARLEQUIN or  MANTLE upon
them.

4. BLACK (BLACK BRED)         
4. BLACK from BLACK BREEDING bred to BLACK, BLUE or HARLEQUIN and MANTLE. (See note below)         
Pedigrees of BLACK BRED Danes should not carry FAWN, BRINDLE, HARLEQUIN, MANTLE or BLUE upon them.
Please be aware that the Spokane area and North Idaho areas are full of
bad backyard breeders advertising on kijiji and
craigs list, puppyfind and in the newspaper. Be smart and do not buy these
puppies, especially from a "Rainbow Litter" = poor breeding practices and
complete ignorance. Please do not support our local puppy mills. More on
our backyard breeders page.
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