Welcome to our DX Harlequin and Mantle Great Danes site. We hope this will give you an insight into our passion. We live on a small ranch near the Florida Gulf Coast just minutes north of Tampa/Clearwater. We have been involved with Great Danes since the late-1980s. We started with Fawns but fell in love with Harlequins in 1993 when we brought home our "ZUNI" son, Arndale's Northern Exposure ("Moose"), our unforgettable boy. Now we are managed at home by two Harlequins and a mis-marked Black of which all are "ZUNI" and/or "Graffiti" grandkids. The B.A.K. and High Acre line combined with the BMW line, a son of Ch BMW Graffiti, has produced a litter with wonderful dogs extremely representative of the breed and a future contribution to a valuable gene pool ("Eve") to build on. We whelped our last litter in January 2013 from our "Eve" (DX BMW Montrachet V BAK) and "Fender" (Ch Windycity-Orion's Guitar Hero). We started discussions of this breeding with Kim Wood last April and then were excited weeks before the actual breeding when "Fender" was chosen as Best In Futurity at the 2012 Great Dane Club of America National Specialty Futurity. Pictures and pedigree are on the following PUPS page.

We began showing in conformation in 1996 and have owner-handled as well as used professional handlers. We are attached to the early BMW line and will, very very selectively, reach out where we feel we can enhance the gene pool. We worked for years with a handful of breeders that shared the same objectives but now we feel it is time to add to our gene base from the outside. We are members of the Great Dane Club of America and the Great Dane Club of Mid-Florida and support their beliefs and codes in our breeding program. Bob is also a member of the Central Florida Working Group Association and the Hernando County Kennel Club.

Please enjoy our site. We are always willing and available to answer your questions or just discuss the breed with you. We were fortunate to have had experienced breeders mentor us whenever we asked, and with a lot of study, education and hands-on experience, we feel capable of giving a little bit back to others in an attempt to better the breed.

Email: Bob & Pat Frank

Last Updated 3/09/2014

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