“Maddie Female Cavoodle – Aged 7 (Born May 2008) Enjoys Flyball, Agility and Doing Tricks – like playing her drums or barrel rolling. She is also a Delta Therapy Dogs that regularly visits a group of intellectually impaired adults. Loves hunting for lizards/mice and rolling around on nice grass. She is very independent, has lots of attitude and has lots of what i call “Street Smarts”. She is great at problem solving & doing puzzles.
Charlee Female Cavoodle– Aged 5 (born Sept 2010). Charlee was rehomed to me at 7 months old. Her previous and original owners did not have the time she needed for exercise and stimulation – and could not manage her high energy levels. She fitted into our family straight away and has not looked back. now she Enjoys Flyball, Agility, Obedience, Rally O and doing a tricks class. She plays Guitar and rides a skateboard. She is also a Delta Therapy Dog that regularly visits a group of intellectually impaired adults. She is very affectionate and always needs to be close to you, if not lying on you. Charlee has the energy of the working dog, and requires lots of stimulation and exercise. She very much wants to please and was a very easy dog to train, but is not a great problem solver like Maddie. It is a different type of smart. She is very ball crazed – so playing fetch with the ball thrower is her favourite type of exercise. She lives for the ball.” by Melissa
“Fawkes was a rescue through Great Dane Rescue. He was only 6 weeks old when we got him. He is now two years old. He is a Merle Great Dane cross. He loves to have the last bark in every discussion. He likes to climb into our laps despite his large size. He will sit in any pond or water puddle.
Lily is a 6 month old pure Great Dane girl who was found wandering in a rural area. She was not claimed at the pound and was rescued by Great Dane Rescue when her time was up at he pound. She was fostered by us to help improve her health and teach her some basic training. She had been badly malnourished when she arrived. She has now joined a wonderful family down the South Coast who also have a Cocker Spaniel.
Lily liked to eat the blankets on the bed and the computer cords when she could get access to them.
My new wool blanket has two very nice holes in it.” by Suzanne
“Deeks is a Bull Mastiff/ Malamute. He came to us from Big Dog Rescue. They got him out of the pound where he had been surrendered as he had grown too big for his previous owners. He has just turned three years old. He loves any food including plums. He is a clean freak. He licks his paws clean whenever he walks inside the back door. He likes to hang at the front fence and greet the local kids on their way home from school.
Stella was a rescue through Great Dane Rescue. She was two when she arrived and she is now three. She is a mantle Pure Bred Great Dane. She will climb out any window left open despite her size. She loves playing tug with Fawkes and they will play for hours. She is a naughty bench food thief and will steal anything left unattended for more than 2 mins.” by Suzanne
“My name is Kirsty, I live in Kings Park, with my husband, our four children, our 2 chickens and our dogs. We have Mozart the German Shepherd who was originally for my husband, but has aligned himself with our 10 year – they are best mates and always together – his favourite thing to do is to go to the farm and guard the children – he will be by their sides the entire time – and is slowly learning that when the kids ride the flying fox – that they will come back down!
Then we have Jersey my Great Dane, and the remaining puppies of her litter of 12 born in October 2015 were also in the shoot.
The reason we have puppies – is that Great Danes are my obsession! At 16 I was in a car accident, and told that if I got better I could have the puppy that I desperately wanted that birthday. So naturally months later when I was home and well enough to get a dog, we started shopping and found a cute fluffy boy, to join us. We went back to collect him when he was old enough to leave, and he was no longer fluffy or little, but rather leggy and still super cute. His mum was a Border Collie however it turned out that he was cross Great Dane, and his only litter mate was cross Collie! After having that cross Great Dane, I was hooked and knew that as soon as I was in my own home I would have me a real Dane! So that cross baby “Ralph” was the beginning of my obsession – and it has only has only become bigger. I show Great Danes, occasionally breed, support rescue, and am fascinated in the science side of Great Dane health and wellbeing, including the role that genetics play in breeding and how certain health traits are carried and passed on.
Jersey – our current Harlequin Great Dane is 4 years old and her favourite toy is her stuffed monkey – it used to squeak but she always kills the squeakers!
Jersey was imported from Denmark in 2012 and was almost 12 months old by the time she had passed the strict importing regulations that keep Australia safe from major disease and illness. She absolutely loves to run, and for a Dane is unusually fast and active.
The babies pictured are from her second litter (Oct 2015), when she had 12 pups. One of the babies is staying here with us – we have called him Frank, and he will start showing very soon.
The dogs are very important in our family, and are treated like our extended children, we could never imagine life without them.” by Kirsty