ABOUT US – Our History

A specialist club for Great Danes was first formed in the United Kingdom in April 1883 – primarily due to the efforts of Mr Frank Adcock, Mr R Leigh Pemberton and the Rev Gambier Bolton. It was proposed to call it The Great Dane Club and under that name would be included all the various coloured specimens known as  – Boar Hounds, Tiger Mastiffs and German Mastiffs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Update – Registration of the colour Merle


As you will most likely be aware the colour Merle has been a widely discussed topic in recent years and the Great Dane Club has been keen to involve its members in guiding the route forwards.
The first members pole was conducted in December last year with 98% of voters supporting Registration of the Colour Merle. Since this time Merle has been added as a Non Breed Standard Colour for Registration by the KC.
Our second members pole was conducted in March this year with 64% of voters in favour of the Colour Merle being included as a Breed Standard Colour by the KC. We along with the other Clubs presented our members vote at the Breed Council meeting on 30th May 2021 and the results were announced.
 
The following is from the Secretary of The Great Dane Breed Council.

“At the Breed Council Meeting on Sunday 30th May ’21 the results of the Members poll, carried out by the Breed Clubs, were announced. The Club polls resulted in the required Club majority NOT being reached in order for the colour Merle to eventually in the future, being put before the Kennel Club for consideration for inclusion as a Recognised Colour within the Kennel Club’s Great Dane Breed Standard”.

The Colour Merle will now remain as a Non Breed Standard colour (NBS) with the UK Kennel Club for the foreseeable future.  
 
We would like to thank all of our members who participated in our polls.

The Great Dane Festival

We are proud to announce that we will again be holding The Great Dane Festival together with The Great Dane Breeder and Owners Association.
The GDBOA Championship show will start on the morning of Saturday 07th August 2021 with the Great Dane Club Members Limited show in the afternoon. We will then be holding The GREAT DANE CLUB championship show on Sunday 08th August.


Schedules for The Great Dane Clubs show on Sunday 08th August 2021 are now available at FOSSEDATA.CO.UK . Schedules for The GDBOA will be available soon.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE DISCOUNTED
RATE AND BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN.
IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE A ROOM PLEASE CONTACT THE HOLIDAY INN AT CRICK ON 01788 824800 (STATE DISCOUNT CODE GD1).
IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH RESERVATIONS PLEASE CONTACT RAJ ELLIS-KHANNA BY EMAIL RAJ@THEGREATDANECLUB.COM OR VIA FACEBOOK MESSENGER BUT PLEASE BE AWARE ONCE THE ALLOCATION HAS BEEN FILLED WE ARE UNABLE TO RELEASE ANY FURTHER ROOMS AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE.

FUTURE EVENTS

The Great Dane ClubMembers Ltd. ShowSat 07th Aug 2021
The GDC
Championship Show
Sunday 08th August 2021
SCHEDULES NOW AVAILABLE
The Great Dane ClubChamp ShowSun 08th Aug 2021
The GDC
Open Show
Sunday 21st November 2021

CANCELLED
Important Information
The Great Dane Club Members Limited Show
07th August 2021

The Great Dane Officers and Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years Members Limited Show. This was due to take place on completion of the Great Dane Breeders and Owners Association Championship show on Saturday 07th August 2021. Unfortunately due to the likely event of COVID-19 restrictions taking place over the weekend, we have decided that the back to back Championship Shows should take priority. The club have not taken this decision lightly but feel that this is the right choice to make at this time. We hope that you understand our reasons and we look forward to welcoming you to our back to back Championship Show.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership Forms are now available to download.




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