Before You Get a Great Dane – A Dog Like Marmaduke

Great Dane Dog Breed

Great Dane Dog Breed

Here is a great article from Paw Nation about the Great Dane Dog breed – 10 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Own “Marmaduke”.  This dog breed is sure to become popular now that the new movie, Marmaduke, is coming out.

If you are still considering getting a Great Dane dog breed after reading this article, also consider where you get him from.  There are going to be several unscrupulous dog breeders out there taking advantage of this opportunity.  They are going to breed dogs without care or concern about any genetic health traits they may be passing on.  Great Danes are prone to gastric torsion, hip and elbow dysplasia, cariomyopathy, and bone cancer.

If you want to get your own Marmaduke Great Dane dog breed, consider adopting one from a Great Dane rescue group.  The dogs may already be trained and any health issues may be known in advance.  Or if you purchase from a breeder, do your research and make sure they are a reputable Great Dane dog breeder.  A reputable breeder will not only be a member of the American Kennel Club, but they will also likely be a memeber of a breed club such as the Great Dane Club of America, Inc.

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3 Responses to “Before You Get a Great Dane – A Dog Like Marmaduke”

  1. Top Posts Since American Dog Blog Began in September 2009 « American Dog Blog Says:

    […] Breeds!!! Introducing the Leonberger, Cane Corso, and the Icelandic Sheepdog in July 2010. #9 – Before You Get a Great Dane – A Dog Like Marmaduke in June 2010. #10 – About the Australian Shepherd Dog Breed in February 2011. Most top viewed […]

  2. Raymond Lee Smith Says:

    Is Marmaduke a breed of dogs?
    My question has nothing to do with the movie.
    I know someone who said they have a Marmaduke before I even heard any thing about the Marmaduke, but he also said it’s not recognized by AKC? Can u help me out with this question. Thanks

    • Nature by Dawn Says:

      Marmaduke is a cartoon dog and I believe he is a Great Dane. Great Danes are recognized by AKC as a breed but not all Great Danes have registration papers with AKC. So perhaps your friend meant that his dog, even though he is a Great Dane, isn’t registered with AKC. I have a Labrador Retriever, for example. Labradors are recognized by the AKC, but she specifically is not. She was adopted rather than purchased from a breeder, so her lineage cannot be verified. The only time anyone needs to be concerned about whether their dog is registered with AKC is when they plan on showing the dog in dog shows or plan on breeding the dog and selling them. I hope this helps.

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