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
code is not an ethical breeder, 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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