first dane, a brindle bitch, was purchased in 1973 from Wartburg
Kennels. Dana got me hooked on the breed even though
she died young from bone cancer. I was impressed with the Dane's
perfect combination of strength, beauty, size and dignity.
later, Glen and I purchased a fawn male from the same breeder to
show. He became Ch. Wartburgs Rohan Shadowfax. Rohan
had a super temperament but a terrible ear crop and wasnt
a Special. We had seen a beautiful fawn bitch out of BIS BISS Am
Can Ch. Windanes Zephyr and decided to look for a litter sired
by him. We found what we were looking for in a litter out of Zephyr
x Ch. Jersons La Damisella Daness and purchased the brindle bitch
Ch. Cidlos Rose Maylie.
was not a large bitch but she was extremely sound, well angulated
with a strong front and rear, excellent topline, croup and tail
carriage and as a bonus.. she loved to show! Maylie was very successful
in the Working Group when it was combined with the Herding Group.
She was the Great Dane Club of Canadas Puppy of the Year in
1981 (as was her mother before her) and as an adult she was a Group
1st winner and placer.
1982 we went to the U.S. National Specialty in search of a stud
dog for Maylie. That year a stunning Zephyr grandson BIS BISS Am
Ch. Corinths I Am Able V Hydane stood out and took Best of
Winners and Winners Dog in the 9-12 Puppy class. After having Maylies
hips OFAd we drove out to California to breed to Abel.
We drove through a whiteout snowstorm in the mountains, a sandstorm
in the desert, and got bad gasoline in California which damaged
out van. Our first night in California, while staying at Glen's
sister's house, her husband died. Somehow between funeral arrangements
and borrowing vehicles (including a tiny Pinto!) we managed to get
was our first litter and in it was the fawn bitch sold as Striders
I Am Trouble V Gereen, who in turn produced a Best in Show bitch and
a Best Puppy in Show dog for Gereen Kennels. We kept a fawn male Ch.
Striders Aramis Tenaya, (who sired the #2 Great Dane in Canada in
1988) and a brindle bitch , who became our first Best in Show winner
- Ch. Striders Chaka Khan. Chaka was Glens favorite dog, and he feels
our top producer as she produced the beautiful sisters BIS Ch Striders
Tasha Yar and our top producing Ch. Striders Kahlua Khan. Kahlua
was the dam of 10 Champions in 2 litters (including 1 all Champion
litter, which made us Top Breeders in 1991), 2 National Specialty
winners, a multi Best in Show dog, 4 Best Puppy in Show winners and
2 GDCC Puppy of the Year winners.
have been many highlights since then, including dogs we have bred
winning BISS, BPIS, BPISS, BIS in Canada and the U.S. We are thrilled
to have bred many Canadian, American & International Champions
over the past 25 years, and are proud of each & every one of
them. We couldnt possibly put up pictures of all those dogs
so we chose to list those we have bred from & still continue
down through our lines, we have also pictured those dogs we are
planning on breeding. Check our site frequently as there is always
are a select kennel; we firmly believe in breeding consistent quality
not quantity. As a result we breed on a limited scale and require
reservations for our carefully planned litters. We are dedicated to
breeding the BEST Great Danes possible.