This page is still under construction, we are adding topics daily and will continue to fill in the blanks as I have time to add it!       

Bloat

Bloat is a very serious conditon and imediate care gives the best chance of survival and recovery. It is the number one killer in the Great Dane breed. We highly recommend a gastropexy ( stomach tack ) done at the time of a spay or neuter. It can save your dog's life! See below for links to find out more information as well as a signs and symptoms chart

Chart: http://www.gdca.org/health/Bloat-Chart.pdf

Spay/Neuter

There are a lot of different opinions about spay and neuter in the giant breed dog. Here are some links so that you can make your own opinion for what you choose to do with your puppy. We do not require spay/ neuter any earlier then 2 years of age on a pet puppy and personally recommend waiting until a minimum of a year old.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0055937

Vaccinations

We personally believe in 8,12,16 weeks for vaccinations, however airline guidelines and high parvo areas do force us to vaccinate most of our puppies on a 6,8,12 schedule instead. There is much supporting documentation on waiting on vaccinating young puppies starting at 8 weeks instead of 6. We believe that the risk of your puppy dying of parvo is a higher risk then possible adverse effects of earlier administration of the vaccine. We highly recommend not taking your new puppy to public places and high dog traffic areas until he or she has fully completed the vaccination protocol. Please research the vaccine information below. It sheds a lot of light on many controversies over vaccinations.

WSU guideline:

http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-vth/vaccinations.aspx

UC Davis Guideline:

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/small_animal/internal_medicine/newsletters/vaccination_protocols.cfm

AAHA Guideline:

http://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocuments/CanineVaccineGuidelines.pdf

 Article:
http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-cover-stories/vaccination-facts-vs-fiction.aspx

 Immunity duration: 

http://www.chromadane.com/VARGAS7.htm

Worming

Ear Cropping and care

Cornerstone News

 

We are now offering stud service to approved bitches to our Niobrara's Taylor Made "Chrome" Live cover only at this time. Stud fee is $1,500 for 2017/2018. We offer a live puppy gurantee. If you have wanted to use Chrome's stud service but haven't done it yet, now is the time to apply as he will be retiring early summer 2018. This will be his last year of breeding. 

 

Puppies expected from our Luci and Chrome for March 2018! We are currently taking deposits for that litter to reserve a spot.

 You can now find us on Instagram @hlbaker15 as well as Facebook-- Search Cornerstone Danes. We have an owners group as well as a new facebook profile! Before you friend me on my private facebook profile-- please send me a message and let me know who you are as I no longer add people that I do not know for safety and privacy reasons.