Shades of Excellence


Shades of Excellence

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GCH Dewitt's Court Sterling Mathematician (

Shades of Excellence is pleased to confirm the successful breeding of GCH Dewitt’s Court Sterling Mathematician (“Pi”) to Am BISS Ch Shades Vintage Stetson, Evia (“Vintage”)! The new litter is expected to arrive late April, 2017.

This is the second successful breeding between these two beautiful champion Danes. Pictures from the first litter can be viewed on our Puppies page!

Parties interested in a puppy from this litter should fill out and submit our 
puppy application


Check our News Blog for news and updates!


Welcome to our Website!

Shades of Excellence has been involved in the Great Dane Breed since 1996. We are committed to producing the finest quality blue and black Great Danes.

Our breeding program is very selective. Our focus is to breed for health, temperament, longevity, and structural soundness. We certify for Cardio, OFA, Penn Hip, Thyroid, and Cataracts. All our puppies go out under a strict contract. We screen all our prospective adopters to ensure they have what is required to raise, grow, and maintain a healthy, happy Great Dane for his or her lifetime.

We are supportive members of the Great Dane Club of America. We actively show our Danes towards the goal of attaining their American, Canadian and United Kennel Club titles.

Take your time, browse our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


David and Cynthia Lutz
Shades of Excellence Great Danes