Shades of Excellence


Shades of Excellence

Shades of Excellence

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June 17, 2017 – Going Home!

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Has it been 8 weeks already?? The Pi-Vintage litter are all in their forever homes and enjoying their new lives with some wonderful people. We wish all the new families that are owned by these puppies all the best for their future together!

Pictures of the puppies with their new families are available on our Puppies page.

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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