|Welcome to the Great Dane Club of America
Welcome to the official web site for the Great Dane Club of America Inc. Within these pages you will find information regarding
the Club, its structure, philosophy, and also a comprehensive collection of material concerning the Great Dane.
Today at the Great Dane Club of America
2014 National Specialty Updates
2014 Futurity Catalog and National Catalog and Top 20 Catalog
The Danely Enquirer -- Daily results and news from the National
Monday, October, 20, 2014 National Specialty
Tuesday, October, 21, 2014 National Specialty
Wednesday and Thursday, October, 22-23, 2014 National Specialty
Friday, October, 24, 2014 National Specialty
Saturday, October, 25, 2014 National Specialty
Great Dane Health and Research
Bloat - is the number one killer of Great Danes & Great Danes are the #1 breed at risk for bloat. For reasons not fully understood, in certain deep-chested breeds in particular, the stomach distends, then has a tendency to rotate, which cuts off the blood supply to various parts of the body, as well as effectively shutting down digestion. This condition is extremely painful as well as a true emergency that is rapidly life threatening. A dog with a bloated, twisted¬†stomach (technically called "Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus") will die in great pain in a matter of hours unless drastic steps are taken: surgery is normally necessary.¬†The reasons for GDV are currently not understood, however most would agree that multiple small meals per day and preventing vigorous exercise around mealtimes can help reduce the chances of bloat.