Back with a Dane Update!

Discussion in 'Great Dane' started by Hiraeth, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Active Member

    I took a bit of a break from the forum while it was being upgraded and I am excited to see that it is revamped and up and running again, so I thought I'd post a quick Dane update.

    Titan and Zephyr are doing well. They're best buds, they're way too rough on each other in equal measure, they eat and poop more than a reasonably sized horse, and they're mostly a lot of fun.

    Titan is 16 months old, a bit over 34" at the shoulder and 140 lbs. I think that's where he'll stay, it has been a while since he has gained any height or weight. He's as close to perfect as dogs go - good with strangers, children, other dogs, other animals, listens well to commands, responds with excitement to training and has never really developed any adolescent brattiness.

    Zephyr is 11 months old, 36.75" at the shoulder and 150 lbs. He is still growing height-wise, but I'm crossing my fingers he stops soon. His training is coming along more slowly than I'd like, but it appears as though his previous owners corrected him harshly for not understanding what they were asking, so he's hesitant to try new things and scared to do something wrong. He's also become incredibly dog reactive, to the point where I can no longer walk him on leash in my neighborhood because he terrifies people. I'm planning on riding out the wave of his adolescence and then heavily CCing his reactivity when he matures a bit more. I don't think he'll ever be as bomb proof as Titan, but I'm hoping he will improve with time.

    And some photos!

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    I hope everyone is doing well and I'm glad to be back :)
     
  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Hey! It's good to see you back. The boys are looking great. Those last two pictures are the best!
     
  3. Elana P

    Elana P Active Member

     
  4. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    Your pups are beautiful! I love the action shots! :)
     
  5. dpenning

    dpenning Well-Known Member

    Welcome back. The boys look fantastic and those last two shots at excellent.


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  6. finallyfree322

    finallyfree322 New Member

    Hiraeth,
    They are just gorgeous
    As you know, 16 months is te=ible teenagers, not grown, by far.
    They grow tall and lankytil at least 2 yo then from around 2 to 3 years old, they begin their filling out, chest, conformation etc. I really think you are going to see another growth spurt and for sure in your big guy thats only 11 months old.
    Wow, girl, these boys are big and your 11 month, truly a small horse he is to be.

    Keep us posted on the magnificent gentle giant beuties. They both are truly stunning and i cant believe just how tall Zephyr is at his age already. Incredibly beautiful.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your gorgeous photos and B/W photos are my personal favorite. Thank You for sharing the perfect duo. Have much slobbery fun.
    Elizabeth

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  7. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad to see you back on here. Those are some beautiful stunning shots of your beautiful pups!!!! Seriously impressive! :)

    Good luck with the reactivity training! They each have their own personalities. I'm interested to hear how you proceed with the training. Please do keep us updated! :)
     

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