Posts with tag Great Dane

The 'Godless Girl' Who Went to the Dogs – Remembering a Colorful Life

The dog fancy has always attracted more than its share of colorful, even outrageous, individuals. Dog shows have their roots in serious livestock competition, but they soon developed elements of glamour and high drama that would naturally appeal to people with a sense of the theatrical. There’s no question that when you show dogs you’re… read more

AKC Museum of the Dog: Sculptor Louise Peterson’s ‘Chickadee’

Each year since 1987, as part of the Sunflower Cluster of dog shows held in Valley Center, Kan., in April, judges for the Art Show at the Dog Show select winners in a variety of categories, and one artist’s work is named Best of Show. Each year’s winning artwork is then purchased and donated to the… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Great Dane

The Greek God of the Sun, Apollo, is most-often depicted as a virile young man riding a chariot into battle. It is fitting, therefore, that the breed we know as the Great Dane should be given the designation, “the Apollo of dogs.” In appearance, the Dane is something of a god, indeed. It is one… read more