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Our next meeting will include our annual awards presentations and a potluck at the home of Suzanne and Ted Kelley, North Attleboro, Mass., on Saturday, June 30. The meeting will follow Dane judging, which starts at 1:30 PM, at the Hockamock Kennel Club show in nearby Wrentham, Mass. Members attending should email Suzanne to let her know what they will bring to the potluck. Our May 30 meeting was held at O'Connor's restaurant, 1160 West Boylston Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Awards Applications for an award as the breeder or owner of a Great Dane that received a title during 2017 were due, along with a copy of the appropriate AKC certificate(s), to Tami Bradford (cosmicdanes@verizon.net) by April 30, 2018. Watch for more information on our annual awards presentation.


Spring Specialties

Our 49th independent specialty show and sweepstakes was held the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Brooklyn, Conn., concurrent with the St. Hubert Kennel Club show. A designated specialty was held that morning at the St. Hubert Kennel Club show. Congratulations to the winners.

Designated (AM) Specialty
Breed Judge: Donna Clark
Winners Dog/Best of Winners (3 points) : Dantrydanes Ramsey CGC TKN
Reserve Winners Dog: Sterling's Whitewater Knight
Winners Bitch (3 points) Longo Miller N Lore's Queen Bee v Nor'East
Reserve Winners Bitch: Creek Danes Haze Gray and Underway
Best of Breed: GCH Moonriver's the Heart is a Lonely Hunter CA TKP RATO DCAT ACT2
Best Opposite Sex: Maitau Cosmic N Balor Believe in the Eyes of the Prophecy
Select Dog: CH Old Mission's As You Like It CGC
Select Bitch: CH Foxrun's Rye on the Rocks V. Granite

Concurrent (PM) Specialty
Sweepstakes Judge: Nicole Bartlett
Best in Sweepstakes; Best Junior: Sterling's Azure Fibonacci
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes: Davisdane's N Balor the Chronicles of Ridduck

Breed Judge: Judy Harrington
Winners Dog/Best of Winners (3 points): Sterling's Whitewater Knight
Reserve Winners Dog: Dantrydanes Ramsey CGC TKN
Winners Bitch (3 points): Redeeming Love BN RE CGCA
Reserve Winners Bitch: Stuck Runs N Woods Hafen Hot Mess in a Black Dress
Best of Breed: CH L'Absolut-Sasdania Can You Keep a Secret Piper
Best Opposite Sex: CH Old Mission's As You Like It CGC
Select Dog: GCH MJM's Talk of the Town
Select Bitch: CH Davisdane's Rubber Ducky You're the One RN BN CGCA CD

Full results can be found on Infodog.com.

Pictures from our 2017 spring specialties can be found here.

May Rescue Challenge

May 2018 is our rescue challenge month. GDCNE will match our members' donations to Great Dane Rescue of New England, up to a maximum total of $500.00.  If you are a club member and would like to donate, please go to the GDRNE.org website and use the Paypal button.  You can also mail a check, made out to GDRNE, to: Great Dane Rescue of New England, P.O. Box 100083, Cranston, RI 02910.

Fall Specialties

Watch for information about our 2018 fall specialties. Our 2017 fall specialties were held Saturday, November 25, in conjunction with the Windham County Kennel Club show at the 2017 Thanksgiving Classic Cluster on the grounds of the Big E in West Springfield, Mass. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated in and supported our shows. Results can be found on Infodog.com.

If you would like to donate to our Specialty Trophy Fund, you can do so through PayPal:

Comments? We'd love to hear them. E-mail to:
Kim Thurler (e-mail: KimThurler@vfemail.net)
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