Purchasing a Blackwatch - Owlwatch Puppy
Blackwatch Great Dane Kennels is owned by Linda Arndt, established in 1973 and located in central Indiana. Over the years I have co-bred many dogs with Phil & Jane Gray of Owlwatch Kennels, Muncie, Indiana. We have produced black, blue, fawn, brindle and harlequin champions in conformation and obedience. Most of the breeding that I have done in the past few years is with the Grays, so I will send you on to them for specific litter information and for your interview. We currently focus on Black/Blues and Fawns/Brindles.
Read our requirements for ownership, and if are seriously interested in being considered for one of our puppies, email me and we will start the interview process by sending you on to the Grays. s
2002 was a big year at the Great Dane National for Owlwatch Kennels. The Grays produced Winners Dog and owned Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Junior in Futurity- Gala bred by Jill and Jerry Weichens, and Gala's sire was Ch. Owlwatch Good Time Charlie.
Because we only have 1 litter a year, it sometimes means waiting to get your puppy. Contrary to what you may think a good kennel does NOT have puppies available all of the time. We have a very limited "designed" breeding program so we can't pull them out of a hat when people decided they want to get a Great Dane, so you need to plan in advance.
I work closely with my friends and co-breeders Phil and Jane Gray of Owlwatch Kennels. Between the two kennels we have accumulated 64+years of experience in this breed and we have very specific requirements for puppy buyers, be they show or companion quality.
At the current time, we are focusing on two separate bloodlines. Fawns and Brindles and the other is Blacks and Blues.
REQUIREMENTS OF NEW OWNER
We are there if you need us, but do not put pressure on you to connect, unless you need help. Getting a dog from us is like adopting a child, so if you don't feel you have the commitment for one of our puppies, then it is not necessary to go the next step in this process.
We do not let our puppies go into their homes until they are 10-12 weeks of age and they are on the way to being house trained, crate and lead trained and will stand for examination and are well socialized.
Ears, if cropped will be healed and you will be sent home with instructions for taping for your vet. We can try to locate a vet or breeder in your area that knows how to tape the ears and we will sell a natural eared dog if that is your preference.
Our pet/companions are sold shots up to the age they leave, cropped, wormed, health guarantee, and initial training (crate, leash, standing for examine, house breaking started) before they go home. Show potential prices is discussed individually depending on age and quality of dog you are purchasing.
Cost of a Blackwatch - Owlwatch Great Dane:
Our companion (pet) puppies on spay/neuter
contracts, with limited AKC registration, are between $1000 and $1500
depending on the age. An older puppy with all the work done is of
course more of an investment. They will be vaccinated, wormed crate
trained, lead trained, well on their way to house training, socialized;
used to kids, dogs, cats, people and riding in a car and all dogs
are trained for standing for examination.
safely say if you are wanting a companion/pet puppy you need to have
about $800 -$1000 set aside, besides the cost of a puppy, to
get set up, to purchase the equipment needed: crate, toys, bowls,
bedding, collar/lead and the food(s) and supplements
we recommend. Don't forget to calculate the monthly cost of
heartworm preventataive (INTERCEPTOR), flea/tick topicals, shampoo
Plan on the cost of food and supplements (Blackwatch Feed Program) to cost $175 - 200 a month, and we suggest you have a separate account or piggy bank and set aside $100 per month to cover any future vet bills that you may incur. No matter how well they are bred and fed, there are still vet expenses, that is the nature of living things. Remember giant breeds are exotic pets and have special needs.
If you are seriously interested after reading this, send me an email and we can start the next step of the process. GrDaneLady@aol.com
See my list of top breeders in the "Breeder Showcase" at this site.