The Great Dane Club of Des Moines actively encourages ALL Great Dane owners - past, present and future - to devote themselves to ongoing education and understanding of our beloved breed.  The Great Dane Club of America provides a solid foundation for learning more and gaining realistic expectations about life with Great Danes.  Whether you're considering a Dane or you're already lucky enough to share your life with one, please take some time to study and absorb the materials at the following links:

GDCA - The Illustrated Breed Standard

GDCA - Is a Great Dane right for you?

GDCA - Purchasing a Great Dane

GDCA - Great Dane Health & Research

GDCA - Quick Reference Guide for GDV/BLOAT