My 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.

Years later, Glen and I purchased a fawn male from the same breeder to show. He became Ch. Wartburg’s Rohan Shadowfax. “Rohan” had a super temperament but a terrible ear crop and wasn’t a Special. We had seen a beautiful fawn bitch out of BIS BISS Am Can Ch. Windane’s 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.

“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 Canada’s Puppy of the Year in 1981 (as was her mother before her) and as an adult she was a Group 1st winner and placer.

In 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. Corinth’s I Am Able V Hydane stood out and took Best of Winners and Winners Dog in the 9-12 Puppy class. After having Maylie’s hips OFA’d 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 Maylie bred.

It 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.

There 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 couldn’t 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 something new!

We 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.