Daynakin Great Danes LLC
Championship Quality AKC Fawn & Brindle Great Danes
For Show, Performance and Companionship
I work off an application process, so to be on my list to get a puppy, one
must fill out an application. An application can be obtained by emailing me; I
do not put my applications on my website. If a person does not want to complete an application immediately, but wants to be advised of litter status, they may sign up to my Yahoo "Available Danes" email list.
One the application is received, it is reviewed and applicants will be notified of the status. If approved, it is done on a tentative basis, pending meeting the applicants in person and doing a home visit. If the home is out of the area, I frequently have a friend do the visit for me.
When pregnancy has been confirmed via ultrasound at between 21 to 28 days after the breeding I begin contacting approved applicants. While ultrasounds are not an exact science in determining numbers, it will give me a rough idea of litter size. At that point a $500.00 deposit is required to hold a puppy. In the event there is not an available puppy for some reason, deposits are refunded 100%. People wishing to place a deposit to hold a puppy are sent my complete deposit policies prior to receipt of the deposit.
Once the litter is born, I have a rough idea of what will be available based on sex and color. Grading between show and pet does not happen until between 6 to 7 weeks of age; so people may need to wait until that point to find out if a puppy is available to them. Again, if no puppy is available, the deposit is refunded or may be transferred to an upcoming litter.
Where a person stands in line depends on what they want as far as color, sex and grading (between show and companion), and when their deposit was sent. Home checks are done sometime between the birth of the litter and prior to pick up date.
Uncropped puppies can go into their new homes at seven weeks of age and cropped puppies, after the cropping at approximately eight weeks of age. Except in very rare occasions, I require people to come to my house to get their puppy. When the puppy is picked up, a "puppy orientation" is done to make sure the new owner is clear on proper feeding, vet care and beginning puppy training.