There are many well-developed Great Dane clubs around this country that are affiliated with the Great Dane Club of America. Many of them are involved with specialty shows and meetings, but some also hold some social events like games and picnics. Others are involved with breeders and rescue groups, and provide valuable resources to the public on buying a Great Dane.
If you are a Great Dane owner or lover, check to see if there is a club in your area!
Great Dane Club of America
The Great Dane Club of America is a centralized Great Dane club that has been active since 1889 and follows a constitution. They are committed to promoting the quality of the breed, and to promote these dogs to breeders and show judges. They also encourage the health and welfare of the Great Danes. Their website has many great resources for information about Great Danes.
Click here for information on membership.
Great Dane Club of Tucson
The Great Dane Club of Tucson, Arizona, has been around since 1968. Their mission is to produce a better Dane, and inform members of methods of “breeding, exhibiting, nutrition and care” of these dogs. They hold monthly meetings, and are also involved in specialty shows.
Those who are interested in joining should attend two meetings and get two sponsors before applying, and then must be voted upon through the existing members.
The Great Dane Club of California
This California Club is there to promote the breed, as well as do things like offer prizes and encourage the exhition of these dogs. They also hold specialty shows and events and try to get everyone to study the Great Dane standard.
Click here for information on joining.
Great Dane Club of Michigan
This Great Dane Club holds specialty shows and monthly meetings. They unite people who support the goals of the club, and who are dedicated to Great Dane welfare and the overall improvement of the breed.
Great Dane Club of Mid Florida
This club holds monthly meetings, as well as two American Kennel Club-sanctioned specialty shows. They also put on “Dane Daze” events, and offer educational programs.
Click here to check out a membership application.
Willamette Valley Great Dane Club
This Oregon club exists to “protect, safeguard and better” this breed, as well as educate all parties about it. It also sponsors a Great Dane Specialty Show every year. Their website has some valuable resources on health.
Click here for information on becoming involved with this club.
Great Dane Club of Greater Kansas City
This Missouri club is dedicated to the betterment of the breed, and has been in action for over 30 years. They have regular monthly meetings, as well as specialty shows, fun and obedience matches, rescue parades, Dane Olympics and other social, educational and fundraising events.
Heart of Minnesota Great Dane Club
This Great Dane Club holds monthly meetings, with the exception of December and January. They are linked to some GD breeders around the Midwest, and also does referrals for rescue. They also have some products for sale.
Click here for information regarding membership.
Great Dane Club of Greater Dallas
This Texas club meets monthly, and also offer various Great Dane activities for its members. It also holds educational seminars on subjects like medical research, nutrition, grooming techniques and kennel management. They are also involved in Great Dane rescue, and can refer people to breeders. This club is also involved in specialty shows.
Great Dane Club of Western Washington
The Great Dane Club of Western Washington is there to safeguard the breed as well as sponsor an annual specialty show, and is involved in some other events. They also have good information for those interested in buying GD puppies.
Those who are interested in joining should attend a dinner and then a club meeting.
Great Dane Club of Milwaukee
Heart of Ohio Great Dane Club
This Great Dane club has been around since 1955, and is there to preserve the standard of the breed. Members consist of Great Dane fanciers who are interested in companion dogs, as well people who possess as show dogs who go to AKC agility, conformation and obedience trials. This club is also connected with some breeders.
Great Dane Club of Western New York
The Great Dane Club of Western New York has been in action since 1947, and is primarily connected to the dogs’ health and well-being. Members can attend monthly meetings, picnics and group activities. This club is also affiliated with specialty shows.