In addition to our annual specialty shows each September, the Great Dane Club of Des Moines participates in outings and community events. We've had meetups at the Farmers Markets in Downtown Des Moines & Valley Junction, Meet the Breed events at Brown Dog Bakery,  Fourth of July Picnic & Fireworks, and outings to Snookie's Malt Shop.  You can find out more information about upcoming events on the Des Moines Great Dane Meetup Group.  Don't forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page, and the events page of this website for more information as well!

You Might Be A Great Dane Owner If...

  • tell your dog to sit, and he backs up until he finds a chair!
  • walk your dog and everyone knows him by name, but you have no idea who these people are.
  • carry a tape measure with you when shopping for a new vehicle.
  • keep at least one color-coded "drool towel" in every room of your house!
  • could easily retire if you had a dollar for every time you've been asked about a saddle *facepalm*
  • vacuum out your car, and most of the dog hair is on the ceiling
  • ...the donuts you put on top of the refrigerator are gone when you get home, and your dog has powdered sugar on his nose (oops).
  • ...the monthly dog budget exceeds your mortgage payment.
  • ...the pizza delivery guy tells you to meet him at the end of the sidewalk.
  • ...your UPS and FedEx drivers have learned the art of tiptoeing to your door!
  • rate slingers on a 1-10 scale, judging by distance, velocity, and length.