Frequently Asked questions
Our application is the first step taken when purchasing a puppy.
The second step will be our waiting list and then deciding on a puppy.
Please fill out the application in detail with the traits desired in your puppy and provide as much information as possible about your experience with dogs in general and specifically a Great Dane. This information helps us to recommend puppies that will fit into your lifestyle based on personality and temperament if you should need our help deciding on a puppy.
After careful consideration, we have decided that we will only maintain a list for families who have committed to securing a place in line with a deposit.
We as the breeders maintain the right to hold puppies out to evaluate them for ourselves
Deposits & Early Deposits
To secure a puppy from a specific litter a deposit is required. We will not hold a puppy without a deposit.
Deposits are only refundable if a puppy dies in our care.
All early deposits are transferable until a desired puppy is born.
We accept Cash, Cash App, Venmo, Money Orders, Personal Checks & Walmart to Walmart for deposits only.
Our puppies are priced individually. They range from $1200-$1500 for pet prices.
Lifetime breeder support
We provide Life time support to all puppy buyers for any questions, concerns, or problems
that may arise after you receive your puppy.
We also request periodic updates on your puppy’s development and photos.
Choosing your puppy
Puppy choice is based on the order the deposits were received. First deposit gets first choice. We as the breeders maintain the right to hold puppies out to evaluate them as show prospects for ourselves. We do accept names of those interested in the puppies we pull. We do not pull from every litter, but we do reserve the right to hold any puppy we are considering keeping.
We understand that choosing a puppy is tough. We are available to make recommendations and help in any way we can. We provide weekly photos of each puppy, and observe personality traits to help in the decision making process.
Great Danes grow very quickly. It is very important that they be fed an appropriate diet.
What is an appropriate diet for a Great Dane?
You will get many different opinions on this. Studies have shown that Calcium and Phosphorus play a very important role in the development and growth of Great Dane puppies.
I spend countless hours reading and researching how to keep the puppies I have bred from developing any growth disorders due to nutrition.
What works for me at the moment, keeping in mind this is always subject to change.
Currently I am feeding all puppies born here at Eagle Valley Danes
There are many other wonderful foods you can feed your Dane,
but please do your own research and stick to the guidelines.
I will be very happy to assist you in choosing a food for your new puppy.
Here are a few you may consider.
Some I have used and others I have heard great things about.
Do Not feed a grain free feed and avoid lamb as the main source of protein.
We believe that ear cropping is a personal choice. We personally have both croppers and floppers and love them both. For the show ring, our personal preference is the cropped look. We do not feel the process is in any way in-humane. The puppies are sedated throughout the process and receive pain medication for any discomfort. After the anesthesia wears off, the puppies are running around and playing with each other.
There are many, many crop styles to choose from. On occasion, we do offer cropping. Our vet of choice for cropping is located approximately 6 hours from our home. We believe that if you are going to make the decision to crop, that it be done by an experienced vet. Our vet is extremely experienced and well known in the cropping world. She is truly an artist when it comes to cropping and the only person at this time that we trust to crop our personal dogs. Due to the distance, we do require that we have 4 puppies being taken to have cropped. The cropping fee has to be paid in advance at approximately 5 weeks of age and is non-refundable if you decide not to have your puppy cropped after the appointment is set. The puppies are cropped at around 6-8 weeks of age. No puppy leaves our care until the stitches are out and we are comfortable that they are healed.
The healing process takes approximately 10 days.
For more information on cropping, please visit our cropping page.